Employers wanting to claim JobKeeper payments from 28 September will need to reassess their eligibility and prove that turnover has declined. Some businesses that did not qualify for the original JobKeeper payments may find that they now qualify for the new JobKeeper payments.
The Queensland Criminal Code has been amended to enable employers to be prosecuted for stealing if they intentionally fail to pay or underpay their employees’ wages or other entitlements. If you’re an employer, do you know what’s required in relation to the new wage theft offence?
Closing or selling a business can be complicated for both owners and employees. Understand how to manage your employees and your obligations if you close or sell your business.
The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours. Retesting of eligibility will apply.
This has probably been the most difficult year ever for business owners due to the impact of COVID-19. And this makes Tax Planning for 2020 and key actions before 30 June more important this year than for any previous year. As a business owner, there are many obligations that you need to consider and action just before and after 30 June.
May is the month to show your support for Queensland’s small businesses. Shop locally and show how you support small business on social media with #supportsmall. Find information on immediate support available for small businesses as a result of COVID-19.