Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses and Primary Producers

Small businesses and primary producers may be eligible for low-interest Disaster Assistance loans of up to $250,000. These loans are to provide small businesses or primary producers, whose assets have been significantly damaged as a direct result of an eligible disaster, with low-interest loans to help in their recovery efforts. Read more here.

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Disaster Assistance – Recovery Grants for Central, Southern and Western Queensland Producers

Grants of up to $50,000 are now available for affected producers following Central Southern Western Qld Rainfall and Flooding during 10 November – 3 December to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process. Read more here.

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Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

Support is now available for employees who need to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the time you can’t work and earn income if you need to self isolate or quarantine, or care for somebody who has to self isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. Read more on eligibility here.

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Useful tips for Christmas parties

As small businesses celebrate Christmas with staff parties, it is important to remember the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) implications for non-FBT exempt organisations. Read more on the tax considerations for your business celebration.

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Common scams and how to avoid them

Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods often going to great lengths to prove their offer is “legitimate”. Their approach can be so sophisticated and smooth the scam can be difficult to spot, despite our increased awareness. We list some of the most common scams and how you can avoid them.

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