As the risk of natural disasters increases at this time of year, check your Australian business number (ABN) details are current and refresh if needed. Emergency services and government agencies can use ABN details to provide help to you in times of emergency.
The ATO is expected to adopt a ‘benign approach’ to PAYG instalment variations in the wake of recent disasters. Business and farm operators should seek assistance to talk with us about where your profit is year to date and what options you may have to vary instalments.
The Government announced changes to the Drought loan scheme. The biggest change is the enhancement of Drought loan terms to offer 2 years interest free, 3 years interest only and 5 years principal and interest. Loans are for amounts of up to $2 million.
Impacted farmers in an additional 11 local government areas across Southern and Eastern Queensland will now have access to grants of up to $75,000 to assist with their bushfire recovery.