JobKeeper 2.0 Updated

From 28 September 2020, the eligibility tests to access JobKeeper for employers changed, along with the amount of the JobKeeper payment for employees and business participants. To receive JobKeeper from 4 January 2021, employers will need to assess their eligibility again. Eligibility for one JobKeeper period does not entitle you to, or exclude you from,…

Minimum Pension Reduction – 30 June 2020 & 30 June 2021

The government has halved the minimum pension drawdown requirements for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 financial years.  The reduced pension drawdown requirements are aimed at helping preserve the capital in an individual’s pension account. This halving of the minimum pension annual drawdown requirement applies to individuals with account based pensions, allocated pensions or market linked pensions…

JobKeeper Update & Reminder

With the introduction of the JobKeeper legislation and the various ATO and Treasury Explanatory Memorandums and updates, it is timely to re-visit as an employer what you need to do from here for the JobKeeper scheme which runs from the 30 March 2020 to 27 September 2020. Enrolment Review and ensure all eligible employees have…

JobKeeper Final Legislation

The Federal Government’s “JobKeeper” package was introduced to parliament and the legislation was passed on the 8 April 2020.  Under the JobKeeper payment package, eligible employers will receive a subsidy of $1,500 for each eligible employee for up to six months. The “Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments & Benefits) Bill 2020” provides for the making…