Tasmanian government stimulus measures
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- The Tasmanian government's Landlord Support Fund is now open for applications. A landlord or their agent can apply for up to $2,000 in a one-off financial support payment if they have current residential leases and tenants who have fallen behind in paying rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as at 31 August 2020. This program will run from 7 September to 31 March 2021.
- You can access information about the Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grants on the Tasmanian State Revenue Office page.
- Tasmanian government will exempt JobKeeper payments by employers of Tasmanians from payroll tax. The Payroll Tax Waiver guidelines for the JobKeeper payments have now been released.
- Tasmanian State Revenue Office has released the guidelines and applications forms for the waiver of payroll tax for:
- Hospitality, tourism and seafood industry businesses for the last four months of 2019-20.
- Other businesses with payrolls of up to $5 million that have been adversely affected by the pandemic can have their payroll tax waived for April to June 2020.
- Following discussions with the Tasmanian government, Launceston City Council approved on 2 April 2020 a number of measures as part of its Community Care and Recovery Package. These include a remission of the general rate and general charge for 6 months for the Commercial and Sport and Recreation rates categories. Certain businesses, such as supermarkets, petrol stations, bottleshops and chemists are excluded. Further details of this and other measures are available on the Council's website.