We hope that you are dealing with things as best you can during these testing times.
Charter Tax Partners remain committed to servicing and supporting our clients through this period.
We have compiled a list of online resources that may be of particular assistance to small business owners in the coming weeks. See below for particulars.
The Victorian Government has partnered with Sidekicker (an online employment platform) to assist jobseekers to find work, and employers to find workers. (Click here).
Business Support Package
A variety of state government grants and/or support funds are currently under way. These include:
- A $5000 grant to eligible businesses.
- Independent funds that are respectively geared to the 'night-time economy,' CBD businesses, and regional tourism.
- Business mentor program, which pairs small business owners with experienced professionals for practical, 'hands-on' advice.
- Mental health support program for small business owners.
Additional business support information is collated under the Business Victoria COVID-19 portal here.
The federal government Jobkeeper initiative has been extended until 28 March 2021. New eligibility requirements will apply from 28 September 2020. Click here for further information.
Relatedly, small businesses can apply for additional rent relief under the Commonwealth Tenancy Relief Scheme. Affected tenants are encouraged to correspond with their landlords. Our office can assist you with this process if need be.
Employers are now obligated to notify WorkSafe in circumstances where a COVID-positive employee/contractor has attended the workplace. Click here for more info.