COVID-19 Business and Individual Resources Australia

FBT, COVID-19 tests and the otherwise deductible rule

Be aware of the rules and exemptions regarding COVID-19 testing

Whilst FBT obligations do exist, there are exemptions and deductions that can be granted when providing COVID-19 tests to employees

You may have to pay Fringe benefits tax (FBT) if you:

provide your employees or their family members with COVID-19 tests such as a rapid antigen test, […]

COVID-19 test expenses

From 1 July 2021, if you pay for a COVID-19 test for a work-related purpose, you can claim a deduction.

This only applies if you’re an employee, sole trader or contractor.

When you can claim COVID-19 testing

From 1 July 2021, to claim a deduction for the cost you incur to pay for a COVID-19 test, […]

2022 NSW Small Business Support Grant

Service NSW detailed guidelines for 2022 Small Business Support Grant

Key points:

The Grant is intended to assist businesses that were impacted by the Omicron wave, particularly businesses in the hospitality and entertainment industries The Grant will provide cash flow and help these businesses maintain employee-employer relationships. Available funding One-off payment covering the four-week period […]

Parents NSW Vouchers

Information for parents and business owners

The NSW Government has launched Parents NSW Vouchers to thank parents, guardians and carers who provided home learning to their school-enrolled children during 2021.

From February 2022, one person from each eligible household can apply for 5 x $50 vouchers, worth $250 in […]

NSW business support after Omicron

NSW business recovery support

The State Government has announced new programs, grants and rebates to support business recovery in NSW, including:

new 2022 Small Business Support Program expanded small business fees and charges rebates extending the Commercial Landlord Hardship grant extending the NSW Performing Arts Relaunch Package The 2022 Small Business Support Program

This new […]

NSW Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate upgrade

Expansion of Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

As part of the Economic Recovery Strategy, the NSW Government has:

announced that the small business fees and charges rebate will increase from $1,500 to $2,000 added road user tolls for business vehicles as an eligible fee for businesses to claim as part of the rebate

The […]

NSW Summer Holiday Stock Guarantee

Fresh support announced as NSW gets back to business

As part of the Economic Recovery Strategy, the NSW Government has committed to providing a Summer Holiday Stock Guarantee grant for Small and Medium Enterprises.

Under the SME Summer Holiday Stock Guarantee, hospitality and retail businesses will be able to apply for a grant of up […]

Be alert as scam activity peaks during COVID-19

October is cybersecurity awareness month

Australians are being encouraged to be wary of potential scams.

New research has revealed that more than 1.2 million Australians have been scammed in the past 12 months.

According to a new study, more than 1.2 million Australians have been scammed in the last 12 months, with people under 30 […]

NSW residential tenancy support payment

Apply for the residential tenancy support payment

The residential tenancy support payment is available to eligible landlords who agree to reduce the rent of COVID-19 impacted tenants from 14 July 2021.

Go straight to this website to Apply Online »

Support payments are paid directly into the account of the landlord or their managing […]

NSW COVID-19 assistance updates

Updates to NSW COVID-19 assistance conditions

Service NSW updates to eligibility requirements for decline in turnover testing

Please note the following changes to conditions when applying for either the Small Business Grant, JobSaver assistance or the Micro-Business Grant.

Summary of latest updates

The comparison period used for the purpose of working out […]