Brown Macaulay & Warren is making it a priority to maintain our dedicated service thoughout these trying times.

We have created a condensed version of the available Stimulus packages & helpful links available to individuals and business.

JobKeeper Payment:
    • JobKeeper Payment – $1500/fortnight subsidy payment for businesses significantly affected by COVID-19, to be paid to Employers to reimburse wages paid to Employees, to assist in retaining staff for a maximum of 6 months. Also available for business without staff & sole traders.
    • Check your eligibility here
    • ENROL for the JobKeeper Payment with the ATO from 20 April 2020. Please see out Guide to the process here

    BMWCA also have their own JobKeeper Factsheet available for client use. 

    (please note information within these links may change)

    MYOB Software:

     Useful links for JobKeeper Payments for MYOB online products.

    (AR) Accountright:

    Essentials (old):

    Essentials (new):

    XERO Software:

    Here is the link to the Business Continuity page in the Xero Central help guide – refer to the section Get help for your business which includes instructions for Jobkeeper payments. This is constantly being updated as the changes come through.

    Process JobKeeper payments

     Reckon Software:

    The JobKeeper Resource Hub provides information and step-by-step instructions for processing JobKeeper Payments for each specific product including Reckon One, Accounts Hosted, Reckon Accounts, Payroll Premier and the Reckon STP App.


    JobKeeper Payment – FAQs

    Set up and manage JobKeeper Payments

    How to record JobKeeper Payments once they are received

    How to set up and record Cash Boost stimulus payments


    Federal Government:


    (Qld) State Government: 

    • Land Tax/Rates – Landowners may be entitled to one or more of the following: 1) A land Tax Rebate of 25% (eligible landowners will need to apply for this rebate) 2) An automatic wavier of the 2% land tax foreign surcharge for foreign entities (refund issued if assessment already paid) 3) An automatic three-month deferral for land tax liabilities for the 2020/21 assessment year. More info here.
    • Relief for Landlords & Tenants – On 29th March 2020, the QLD Government committed to implementing a six month moratorium on rental evictions for commercial and residential tenancies to support small and medium sized businesses affected by COVID-19. Find out all the details here: Commercial TenanciesResidential Tenancies
    • Payroll Tax Support for businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) available after 28 April 2020.
    • COVID-19 Rental Grants for Queenslanders who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and do not have access to other financial assistance. Apply here.
    • Fees and charges relief for Tourism Operators and Hospitality Providers impacted by COVID-19. AVAILABLE NOW.
    • $200 rebate off residential Electricity Bills and $500 rebate off small & medium Business Electricity Bills. Automatically applied to your account.
    • Liquor Licensing Fees waived for businesses who have had to close their doors.
    • Market Diversification and Resilience Grants Qld – Matched funding for QLD Agriculture, food and fishing exporters. APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW.
    • QRIDA low interest loans of up to $250,000 for carry of finance with an initial 12 months interest free period for businesses to retain staff. NOW CLOSED.
    • Small Business Digital Grants (Qld) – Matched funding up to $10,000 to assist businesses purchase hardware, software and services such as digital coaching. Applications expected to open mid 2020. Find out more here
    • All current Small Business Grants (Qld) with their opening and closing dates can be found here
    Local Government

    Gympie Regional Council – E-Commerce Grant Program. Assistance for retail business to help fast track new distribution channels via selling online. Programme provides three levels of assistance with a maximum application of $1500.00. To be launched week commencing 20 April 2020. Info to follow once released.

    ATO Specific Assistance:

    You may be asked to pay one or more of the following fees in residential care:

    Basic daily care fee: this covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some people this is the only fee they are required to pay.

    Means-tested care fee: this is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may be required to pay. The Department of Human Services will work out if you are required to pay this fee based on an assessment of your income and assets, and will advise you of the amount.

    An accommodation payment: this is for your accommodation in the aged care home. Some people will have their accommodation costs met in full or in part by the Australian Government, while others will need to pay the accommodation price agreed with the aged care home. You have the choice to pay the accommodation payment as a refundable accommodation deposit (RAD), daily accommodation payment (DAP) or a combination of both.

    Extra service fee: additional fees may apply if you choose a higher standard of accommodation or additional services.

    • Employees Working from Home Tax Claim – 80c/hour from 1 March until 30 June 2020 to cover all expenses including heating & cooling, electricity, mobile phone, Internet & Depreciation of Office Equipment To find out more visit:
    • Pay As You Go Withholding (Payroll Tax) Deferral. Available from March 2020 quarter.
    • Pay As You Go Installments can be varied and revised to claim a refund for Sept – Dec 2019 also.
    • Monthly GST credits – Opportunity to switch your quarterly BAS to monthly to assist with cashflow.
    • Possible Remittance of Interest & Penalties applied to tax liabilities incurred after 23 January 2020.
    • Low Interest Payment Plans for Businesses affected by coronavirus.
    • Possible Payment Deferrals
    Emotional Support for Individuals:

    If you’re going through a personal crisis, help is available. Contact one of these free and confidential services.

    Crisis support

    13 11 14
    24 hours
    Lifeline’s crisis support online chat

    Depression or anxiety

    Beyond Blue
    1300 22 46 36
    24 hours

    Sexual assault, domestic or family violence counselling

    1800 727 732
    24 hours

    Alcohol or other drug use

    Family Drug Support Australia
    1300 368 186
    24 hours


    Gambling Help Online
    National Gambling Helpline
    1800 858 858
    24 hours


    Counselling and Support Services for Businesses & Employees:
    Centrelink Support:
    Helpful links to access advice for Employers:

    Helpful links to access advice for Employers:

    Small Business Workshops:

    • Workshops for Financial Management & Business Planning are available. Register your interest by contacting 1300 654 687 or

    Mentoring for Growth:

    • Program available for business to supply one on one support from business experts in the area of financial mentoring – Contact 1300 654 687 or for more information.

    MYOB Loans for building your business:

    Business Disaster Recovery Resources:

    HomeBuilders Grant

    HomeBuilders Grant

    Homebuilder Grant Update 6 May 2020 Yesterday the Prime Minister announced a time-limited grant program, which provideseligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build anew home or substantially renovate an existing home....

    Early access to super during COVID-19

    Early access to super during COVID-19

    People affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak may be eligible to apply for early release of their superannuation. If you are eligible, you can access up to $10,000 of your super between now and 30 June 2020,and up to a further $10,000 from 1 July until 24...

    If you have any questions, or would like to know more about what we can do to help you.

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