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  • Support for businesses and employers

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    JobKeeper Payment

    The JobKeeper Payment is open to eligible employers so they can continue to pay their eligible employees and restart quickly when the crisis is over.

    To be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment, you and your employees must meet a range of criteria.

    Sole traders can apply for JobKeeper payments in ATO online services accessed through their myGov account.

    Businesses and not-for-profit organisations can apply for JobKeeper payments in the Business Portal accessed using their myGovID app (this is different to myGov).

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    Boosting cash flow for employers

    We will provide tax-free cash flow boosts of between $20,000 and $100,000 to eligible businesses, delivered through credits in the activity statement system, when eligible businesses lodge their activity statements.

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    Increasing the instant asset write-off

    From 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2020, the instant asset write-off:

    • threshold is $150,000 (up from $30,000)
    • eligibility range covers businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million).

    Businesses with a turnover of $500 million or more are not eligible to use instant asset write-off.

    From 1 July 2020, the instant asset write-off will only be available for small businesses with a turnover of less than $10 million and the threshold will be $1,000.

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    Backing business investment

    Businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $500 million are able to accelerate their depreciation deductions on the purchase of certain new depreciable assets.

    This applies to eligible assets acquired and first used or installed ready for use from 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2021.

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    Last modified: 05 May 2020QC 62024