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JobKeeper and JobSeeker

The Federal Government has announced the introduction of a new JobKeeper Payment of $1500 per fortnight to subsidise eligible employers and self-employed individuals.

It will be facilitated by the ATO (not Centrelink) and will be made available to businesses, including sole traders, who have either had to close their doors, or have taken a hit to revenue of 30% or more due to the Coronavirus (or 50% or more if your revenue is usually over $1 billion).

Please note – JobKeeper is different to JobSeeker.

Importantly, much of the detail is still being finalised by the Government. Legislation is expected to be put before parliament next week. There are still many issues to be ironed out around casual worker entitlements, tax withholding, super guarantee, comparative periods for demonstrating revenue loss and more.

We understand how frustrating it can be, and know that many of you, both businesses and individuals, are anxiously awaiting clear details. Every individual and every business will be different in terms of what will be the best way forward with Coronavirus stimulus payments, and for some (like those in the rural sector) there may be interaction with drought support as well.

Please call us to talk through your circumstances and ask your questions.  We are recording the common questions and asking our researcher and legal advisors to follow through with any unresolved questions so that we can assist you as soon as possible.

View our factsheet here for full details on JobKeeper AND JobSeeker>>












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Adrian has been with BMO for over 30 years. He commenced in 1988 as BMO’s first trainee, studying his Bachelor of Business Degree and CPA on the job. He has a strong local heritage, having grown up around Dalby. Adrian has an intimate understanding of business and primary production and his qualifications and experience are backed by his genuine care and concern for people along with a READ MORE

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