This measure will provide a credit of minimum of $2,000 and a maximum of $25,000 to eligible businesses that employ workers with an annual turnover under $50m.
The credit will be applied in the Business Activity Statements for the quarters ending 31 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. Monthly GST or PAYG withholding remitters who lodge Instalment Activity Statements will claim the credit in the activity statements for the months of March, April, May and June 2020.
The credit is calculated as the greater of $2,000 and 50% of the amount of PAYG withholding tax withheld from employee’s salary and wages up to a maximum of $25,000.
Monthly withholders calculate the credit at three times (150% the rate).
The credit will reduce the balance of the business activity statement liability and where this places this places the business in a refund position, the ATO will refund the credit within 14 days.
1. your business does not have to apply for the credit.
2. if your business employs you will receive a credit of at least $2,000.
2. your business may not receive a cash payment if your business GST, PAYG withholding and income tax obligations are greater than the credit.
Further information is available from The Australian Government Treasury website here: