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Temporary Office Closure – 6th August 2020

By |2020-08-04T17:00:43+10:00August 4th, 2020|Accounting|

In accordance with the Victorian Government's stage 4 lockdown, we are now closing our office until restrictions ease. Please note that as we have been since March, all of our staff are working remotely with very little change to our accessibility or our service.  Our phone lines are still open (03 9878 8200) and all [...]

Stage 4 Lockdown and Jobkeeper

By |2020-08-04T16:55:11+10:00August 4th, 2020|Accounting|

As metropolitan Melbourne moves into the strongest form of lockdown, please remember that even though you may not have previously been eligible for Jobkeeper - there is still time. Businesses may potentially be able to enrol and be eligible if their turnover for the month of August or September is expected to be down by [...]

JobKeeper 2.0 – What happens after September?

By |2020-07-24T15:57:18+10:00July 23rd, 2020|Accounting|

On 21 July 2020 the Government announced an extension to the JobKeeper program to 28 March 2021, however to remain eligible for payments after 28 September 2020 eligibility will need to be reassessed with new eligibility requirements and a reduced payment amount per employee per fortnight.  How will these changes affect you? Eligible Employers On [...]

State Government Grants Available

By |2020-07-24T12:48:32+10:00July 21st, 2020|Accounting|

The Victorian State Government has announced an addition to the business support fund where eligible businesses within Melbourne and Mitchell Shire can access a $5,000 grant. In general the eligibility criteria is as follows: Operate a business with an address located in one of the metropolitan Melbourne LGAs or Mitchell Shire Be a participant in [...]

Federal Government Jobkeeper Payment

By |2020-04-20T11:48:36+10:00March 30th, 2020|Accounting, Hospitality, Small Business, Tax|

On the 30th March, the Federal government announced it's biggest economic response to the coronavirus to date.  The JobKeeper payment is intended to provide funds to employers to retain staff during the downturn. Eligibility This payment of $1,500 per fortnight pre-tax is intended to begin in the first week of May, and that first payment [...]

Temporary Office Closure @ Charman Partners

By |2020-03-23T15:11:20+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Accounting|

As of Tuesday 24th March 2020, we have decided to take a short break from our Blackburn offices so our staff can be safely out of harm's way with their families.  It has been a difficult decision but one that the directors feel is the best for our wonderful staff and the general population.  We [...]

Victorian State Government Stimulus Package

By |2020-03-30T20:23:34+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Accounting, Hospitality, Small Business, Tax|

On Saturday the 21st March, the Victorian State Government announced a range of measures to assist businesses affected by the covid-19 crisis.  The measures include: Refund of all payroll tax paid by employers from July 2019 to date.  This affects employers who have annual payroll (wages, super, eligible contractors etc) of more than $650,000 to [...]

The Federal Stimulus Package: What You Need to Know

By |2020-03-30T20:23:56+11:00March 13th, 2020|Accounting, Hospitality, Small Business, Tax|

The Government has announced a $17.6 billion stimulus package (and an additional $31.9m billion announced 22nd  to support the economy through the impact of the coronavirus.  But how does it affect you, if at all?  Here's the short of it: Cashflow boost Available for employers with aggregated turnover of $50m (note: we aren't sure how [...]