To ease financial hardship faced by tenants and landlords as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Victorian Government introduced the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (the Scheme).
While the changes in restrictions haven’t allowed us to return to the office just yet, we wanted to reach out to all of you who can return to your jobs or reopen your businesses and wish you the best and let you know that we are there supporting you.
For many years the budget has been handed down in May which has allowed time for the Government to introduce legislation that commenced on the 1 July of that year.
The temporary shortcut method for calculating home office expenses has now been extended to 31 December 2020, after it was due to expire at the end of September.
On 21 July 2020 the Government announced that the JobKeeper Payment (‘JKP’) would be extended until 28 March 2021 (i.e., for a further six months beyond its original end date of 27 September 2020).
n 8 April 2020, the Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on COVID-19 to inquire into the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee is to present its final report on or before 30 June 2022.
We continue to write to you to let you know that in accordance with the Victorian Government Roadmap to reopening ,our office will remain closed until the 26th of October.
The Victorian Government is investing $3 billion to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions and prepare for COVID Normal business.
As part of our regular series of updates, we have enclosed a number of links to assist our business clients with some policy changes of which you should all be made aware.
Permitted Work - Victoria. Although not strictly an area that we can advise on, we thought we would share these 2 links with you as a service to all of us in Victoria.