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COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Receiving Centrelink Payments

COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Receiving Centrelink Payments

If you lost work or income during the COVID-19 restrictions in South East Queensland from July 2021 or Cains and Yarrabah from August 2021, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment.
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COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Not Receiving Centrelink Payments

COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Not Receiving Centrelink Payments

If you lost work or income during the COVID-19 restrictions in South East Queensland from July 2021 or Cains and Yarrabah from August 2021, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment.
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2021 QLD COVID-19 Business Support Grants

2021 QLD COVID-19 Business Support Grants

Grants are available to eligible employing businesses and not for profit organisations across Queensland affected by the August 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns.  
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JobMaker Hiring Credit – Eligibility and Claim Process

JobMaker Hiring Credit – Eligibility and Claim Process

Eligible employers can access the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme for eligible additional employees they hire.
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JobKeeper Extension 2 – Actions Required and Key Dates

JobKeeper Extension 2 – Actions Required and Key Dates

We strongly recommend all sole traders and business owners review their eligibility for the second extension period of the JobKeeper program covering the period 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021 as a matter of priority.
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Ausena Accountants – Re-opening Monday 11 January 2021

Ausena Accountants – Re-opening Monday 11 January 2021

Happy New Year! Our Springwood office will re-open on Monday 11 January 2021 at 8:30am.
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JobKeeper 2.0 – Actions Required and Key Dates

JobKeeper 2.0 – Actions Required and Key Dates

With the original JobKeeper program ending on Sunday 27 September, specific actions are required by employers and eligible business participants / religious practitioners to continue to receive the payment.
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Proposed Changes to the JobKeeper Program – Effective 28 September 2020

Proposed Changes to the JobKeeper Program – Effective 28 September 2020

On 21 July the government announced proposed changes to the JobKeeper program, including an extension through to 28 March 2021. These changes do not impact JobKeeper payments until after 28 September 2020.
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It’s “Tax Time”, and we’re open for business!

It’s “Tax Time”, and we’re open for business!

When we changed calendars in January this year, none of us predicted what was to come! But like all of our clients, we have been adapting the ways we work in order to continue to provide our accounting and taxation services.
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Latest Changes to Eligibility for JobKeeper and Boosting Cash Flow Programs

Latest Changes to Eligibility for JobKeeper and Boosting Cash Flow Programs

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has released details of alternative tests that can establish an entity’s eligibility for the JobKeeper program in the instance that turnover periods are not appropriately comparable (for example, if your business has been in operation less than a year). In addition, eligibility for the Boosting Cash Flow for Employers scheme has been expanded.
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