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Update to Clients on Office Function, Client Workflow and Government Policy

In compliance with best practice policy and in the spirit of the latest government initiatives, our staff are now operating on a remote basis and remain committed to continuing our full service capabilities.

For some of our clients the transition to a fully digital work environment may present the odd challenge, however we will work through these on a case by case basis.

The Federal Government continues to formulate policy “on the run” with initiatives to address salary supplements, unemployment, SMEs and large business assistance. Similarly, State Government are formulating policy to dovetail into Federal policy initiatives.

Outlined below are direct links to the different economic policies. Please review and see which ones may be applicable to your circumstances.

Please note, these policies are subject to change as the government drills down to determine exact eligibility criteria and the disclosure and reporting obligations commensurate with that policy.

Treasury’s Economic Response 

https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/New-legislation/The-Australian-Government-s-Economic-Response-to-Coronavirus

ATO Support Measures

https://www.ato.gov.au/Media-centre/Media-releases/Support-measures-to-assist-those-affected-by-COVID-19

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/COVID-19

Job Keeper Payment

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment (new)

https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-04/Fact_sheet_supporting_businesses.pdf

https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-04/JobKeeper_frequently_asked_questions_0.pdf

WA Payroll Tax Assistance

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/covid-19-payroll-tax-relief

ATO Information – Deductible Expense Claims for Employees Working From Home

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/COVID-19/Support-for-individuals-and-employees/Employees-working-from-home Please review this information before contacting us, and then we can answer your specific questions.

Thank you for your on-going patience and understanding.

We trust you and your family are well and keeping your spirits up as we move through this critical phase of containment.

We will continue to use our website to communicate any new policies or procedures, and other changes in our workflow protocols as we navigate through the current situation.Yours Sincerely,

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