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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S JOBKEEPER PAYMENT WAGE SUBSIDY ANNOUNCED - 31/03/2020

On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government announced details of a new wage subsidy called the ‘JobKeeper Payment’. Employers that want to apply for the wage subsidy will need to register (registration details are contained in the link provided below).

The wage subsidy will provide employers with a fortnightly subsidy of $1,500 per employee for a maximum period of 6 months. The subsidy will commence to be paid by the Government to eligible employers from the first week of May 2020 but will be retrospectively calculated from 30 March 2020.

In order to apply for the wage subsidy, there are various tests that need to be satisfied:

  • It must be demonstrated that the turnover (i.e. revenue) of the business will be reduced by 30% or more from the same comparable period 12 months ago (if the business turnover of the employer exceeds $1 billion, the threshold is 50% rather than 30%);
  • The particular employee for which the wage subsidy is being applied for must have been employed by the business on 1 March 2020;
  • The particular employee for which the wage subsidy is being applied for must work full time, part time or long-term casual (i.e 12 months or more of casual employment).

In order to obtain the wage subsidy, the wage of the employee must be at least equal to $1,500 per fortnight – if the employee receives a wage of less than $1,500 per fortnight, the employer would not be eligible to receive the wage subsidy unless they firstly ‘topped-up’ the wage of the employee to at least $1,500 per fortnight.

For employees that have already been stood-down, their employer would need to reinstate the employee and commence to pay them a wage of at least $1,500 per fortnight in order to obtain the wage subsidy from the Government. For employees that have already been made redundant, the employee would need to be re-employed in order for their employer to become eligible for the wage subsidy.

The Government press release also notes that businesses without employees such as sole traders can also apply for the subsidy provided they nominate the individual to which the subsidy request relates. Further details regarding the scope of this aspect of the subsidy will separately be released.

Click here to access the business.gov.au website which provides further details of the wage subsidy, examples of how it applies to particular employee situations, and the application process.

If you have any further questions, please email  or contact Collins House on (03)96296922

COVID-19 UPDATE - 27/03/2020

Dear Valued Client,

We have attached important information in reference to the effects of COVID-19 for Collins House and our clients.

Please read the information carefully and do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions.

Please also find below, links to important information from the Australian Taxation Office and State Revenue Office in relation to COVID-19 and assistance from these government departments.

We would like to assure you that the team at Collins House are here to support your business and financial affairs throughout this time of uncertainty.  We remain committed to minimising any disruption, and continue with business as usual.

Please click link here to read how Collins House plans to keep our staff, partners and clients safe.

COVID-19 UPDATE - 23/03/2020

In the interest of the health and safety of our valued clients and staff given the Covid-19 virus situation, our office will be closing on Monday 30th March for the Accounting Team with the Financial Planning Team working off-site from Tuesday 24th March 2020.

However, some of the Accounting Team will be onsite until further notice.

Our team members are available to assist you and your families via email, telephone and video links, and look forward to continuing to deliver high quality Independent Financial and Accounting Advice that is in your best interest.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to recommend the following informative video by Dr Michael Ben-Meir, Director of Emergency Medicine at Cabrini Hospital, which explains Covid-19 in laymen’s terms.

https://australianstandfirst.com/video/infinity-black-guest-associate-professor-dr-michael-ben-meir-kwame-owusu/

Regards,

Dominic Alafaci

Click here to listen to Dominic’s Report on assistance for the unemployed.

Click here to listen to Dominic’s Report on assistance for the unemployed.

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We are in the process of undertaking an upgrade of our technology and as such will not be accepting any new clients until the beginning of August.

This upgrade will entail a new look and feel to our website and the client portal.

Some of the benefits for clients will include:

  • A quicker and simpler account opening process: we have simplified the account opening procedure and lowered the minimum investment amount to $5,000.
  • Lower fees: the headline fee for portfolios up to $500,000 will drop from 0.8% to 0.75%, and between $500,000 and $1m the fee drops from 0.65% to 0.6%.
  • Zero brokerage: clients will no longer be charged brokerage fees on transactions.
  • Improved client portal: our new look intuitive portal allows you to track your investment portfolio and receive regular updates from the Collins House Investment Committee.
  • Collins House App: you will also be able to access your portfolio and our content on our new app, via your mobile device.

Please feel free to register your interest below and we will let you know when our new site is live. You can also contact us on chois@collinshouse.com

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