The Australian Government has announced that the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment has been extended. This payment is a lump sum payment to help employees during the time they cannot work and earn income because they have to self-isolate or care for somebody who is self isolating. Read more on this extension and what it can mean for employees.
The ATO has released further clarity on how COVID related expenses including the cost of tests will be treated at tax time and emphasised their firm stance on what will be tax deductible. Read more about what expenses can be claimed, and the ATO stance on those expenses that will not be eligible.
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.
Businesses who have been listed as a COVID-19 exposure site requiring a professional clean in accordance to the Queensland COVID-19 guidelines, may be eligible for a rebate of up to 80% of costs, capped at $10,000.
Read on for more information on eligibility and how to claim.
The Federal Government COVID-19 Disaster Support Payment which is currently in operation for NSW, Victoria and South Australia will be extended to Queensland as a result of the recent lockdown. Payment amounts vary depending on the amount of lost work hours, falling within 2 categories.
Read more for current eligibility and information here.
Yesterday, the Queensland Government has announced the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grant.
The grant will be accessible to small and medium business across Queensland who have been affected by the recent lockdown that commenced from 4pm on the 31st of July 2021.
Businesses may be eligible to receive a grant of $5,000 (excluding GST). Read more about eligibility here.