COVID-19 Business Support Summary


Support from the Federal Government 

For Sole Traders: 

▪️Increased & accelerated income support: you’re able to access the $550 per fortnight Coronavirus supplement payment through JobSeeker, Youth Allowance Jobseeker or Parenting Payment with the waiting period and asset testing waived 

▪️The increased instant asset write-off: The Government has lifted the threshold for instant asset write-off from $30,000 to $150,000 

▪️Backing Business Investment: A time limited 15 month investment incentive (through to ‪30 June 2021‬). Businesses with a turnover of less than $500 million will be able to deduct 50% of the cost of an eligible asset on installation 

▪️Early access to superannuation: You can access $10,000 of your superannuation in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21. You can apply for early release of your super from mid-April 2020 

▪️Find out more here: https://business.gov.au/…/support-available-for-sole-traders 

For Employers and Companies: 

▪️Temporary cash flow support: employers will receive a payment equal to 100% of their salary and wages withheld, with a maximum payment of $50,000 and minimum payment of $10,000. Not for profits are also eligible. An additional payment is being introduced which means eligible businesses will receive at least $20,000 up to a total of $100,000 under the two payments 

▪️Help to pay the wages of apprentices or trainees: eligible employers can get a wage subsidy of 50% of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage paid during the 9 months ‪from 1 January to 30 September 2020‬ 

▪️There is also relief for companies and directors by lifting the threshold of payments to creditors, and for personal liability for directors for trading while insolvent 

▪️Find out more here: https://business.gov.au/…/coronavirus-information…/employers

You can get the full details of all the support available here: https://business.gov.au/…/coronavirus-information-and-suppo…