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Update 5 August


We have received a number of inquiries on how to apply for the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants for NSW and Queensland and JobSaver for NSW.

As a business owner and depending on your location, you will need to apply directly with Service NSW or Business Queensland. Here is the information you require to make an application in each state.

NSW 2021 COVID 19 BUSINESS GRANT

What you need

  • a MyServiceNSW Account

  • your proof of identity

  • your valid ABN/ACN number

  • your business banking details for payment

  • Australian income tax return or Notice of Assessment

  • qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent details.

Evidence to support eligibility

If your business is on the highly impacted industries list, you'll be required to:

  • declare that you meet the eligibility criteria

  • provide details of your qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent

  • submit an Australian income tax return, Notice of Assessment or other documentation demonstrating the business had a national aggregated annual turnover between $75,000 and $50 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2020

  • lodge other supporting documents as required to demonstrate you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your business is not on the highly impacted industries list, you must:

  • declare that you meet the eligibility criteria

  • submit evidence that you experienced the relevant decline in turnover due to the public health order in the specified period

  • submit an Australian income tax return, Notice of Assessment or other documentation demonstrating the business had a national aggregated annual turnover between $75,000 and $50 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2020

  • lodge other supporting documents as required to demonstrate you meet the eligibility criteria.

To show evidence of this decline in turnover, you'll need to submit a letter from a qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent, using the template provided (see below).

Alternative circumstances

If your business does not meet all of the eligibility criteria, you may be able to apply for the grant if you can provide evidence to support the alternative circumstances outlined in the guidelines.

Auditing requirements

Successful applications may be subject to an audit. Service NSW can request a combination of the following documents to support its determination of eligibility and use of funds in accordance with this grant's Terms and Conditions:

  • accountant’s letter

  • prior BAS statements

  • income tax declarations

  • audited profit and loss statements

  • receipts and invoices from purchases.

You'll need to keep all documentary evidence relied upon in your application for a minimum of 5 years.

Proof of identity

Two proof of identity documents are required. They may include:

  • Australian driver licence

  • Medicare card

  • Australian passport

  • Australian birth certificate

  • Australian travel visa

  • Australian citizenship certificate

  • Australian certificate of registration by descent

  • Australian ImmiCard.

How to apply

  1. Check you meet the eligibility criteria.

  2. Have your documentation and evidence ready for uploading.

  3. Select the ‘Apply online’ button. Note: You cannot save and resume your application once you’ve started.

  4. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.

  5. Select and verify your identity documents.

  6. When your identity is verified, select ‘Continue’.

  7. Confirm your personal details.

  8. Enter your business details and answer the eligibility questions, then select ‘Next’.

  9. Provide information about your decline in turnover and upload your supporting documentation, then select ‘Next’.

  10. Enter your bank details, then select ‘Next’.

  11. Review your application.

  12. Check the declaration boxes.

  13. Select ‘Submit’ to complete your application.

When you submit your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your application reference number. If you do not receive this email within 5 minutes after completing your application, please check your junk mail folder, and then call 13 77 88 if you're still unable to locate the email.

After your application is received, it will be reviewed by Service NSW. They will contact you if they need additional information to support your application. If your application is approved, they will transfer funds to your specified bank account within 5 to 7 business days from the approval date.

If you’re not able to complete your application online, please call 13 77 88.

More information

  • Only one grant application can be submitted for a single ABN.

  • Only one application is permitted where there are multiple businesses under a single ABN.

  • The 2021 COVID-19 business grant cannot be used to cover expenses for which other government support is available, such as government fees and charges that would be covered by the small business fees and charges rebate.

  • If you received previous COVID-19 business grants, such as the 2020 small business COVID-19 support and small business recovery grants, you can still apply for this new grant if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Documents

Links

Source and credit: Service.NSW.gov.au

QLD 2021 COVID 19 BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT


Applications will open in mid-August.

As a business owner, you will need to apply online with supporting evidence. Grants will be processed in the order they are received by Business Queensland.

You will be paid the grant funds within 2 weeks of being notified that your application has been approved.

More information on how to apply, including the opening date for applications, will be available in the coming days.

Source and credit: Business.gov.au

NSW 2021 JOBSAVER


If you’re a business, sole trader or not-for-profit organisation in NSW and you've been impacted by the recent COVID-19 restrictions, you may be eligible for the 2021 COVID-19 JobSaver payment.

JobSaver will provide cash flow support to impacted businesses to help maintain their NSW employee headcount on 13 July 2021.

What you need

  • a MyServiceNSW Account – you can create one when you start your JobSaver application

  • your proof of identity

  • your valid ABN/ACN number

  • your business banking details for payment

  • evidence of your annual turnover and loss of income

  • Australian income tax return or Notice of Assessment

  • qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent details, where required.

Evidence to support eligibility

If your business is on the highly impacted industries list, you’ll be required to:

  • declare that you meet the eligibility criteria

  • declare your employee headcount at 13 July 2021

  • if you have employees, declare that you will maintain your employee headcount on 13 July 2021 for the period for which you will receive JobSaver payments. Service NSW must be notified if the headcount declines over the payment period

  • if you do not have employees, declare that the business is the primary income source for the owner of the business

  • submit an Australian income tax return, Notice of Assessment or other documentation demonstrating the business had a national aggregated annual turnover between $75,000 and $50 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2020

  • provide details of your qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent

  • provide evidence of weekly payroll

  • lodge other supporting documents as required to demonstrate you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your business is not on the highly impacted industries list, in addition to the evidence requirements outlined above, you'll need to:

  • submit a letter from a qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent, using the template provided, to demonstrate that you experienced a decline in turnover over a minimum 2-week period within the Greater Sydney lockdown (commenced 26 June) compared to the same period in 2019.

See the guidelines for more information.

Alternative circumstances

If your business does not meet all the eligibility criteria, you may be able to apply for JobSaver if you can provide evidence to support the alternative circumstances outlined in the guidelines.

Auditing requirements

Successful applications may be subject to an audit.

A public reporting channel will be established to allow people to report businesses not adhering to JobSaver guidelines.

Service NSW can request a combination of the following documents to support its determination of eligibility and use of funds in accordance with JobSaver Terms and Conditions including:

  • accountant’s letter

  • prior BAS statements

  • income tax declarations

  • audited profit and loss statements.

You'll need to keep all documentary evidence relied upon in your application for a minimum of 5 years.

Proof of identity

Two proof of identity documents are required. They may include:

  • Australian driver licence

  • Medicare card

  • Australian passport

  • Australian birth certificate

  • Australian travel visa

  • Australian citizenship certificate

  • Australian certificate of registration by descent

  • Australian ImmiCard.

If you can’t verify your identity, you can call a Business Concierge on 13 77 88 to help with your application.

How to apply

  1. Check you meet the eligibility criteria.

  2. Have your documentation and evidence ready for uploading.

  3. Select the ‘Apply online’ button. Note: You can save and resume your application, but if you have not submitted it within 7 days, any details you've entered will be deleted.

  4. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.

  5. Select and verify your identity documents.

  6. When your identity is verified, select ‘Continue’.

  7. Confirm your personal details.

  8. Enter your business details and answer the eligibility questions, then select ‘Next’.

  9. Provide information about your decline in turnover and upload your supporting documentation, then select ‘Next’.

  10. Enter your bank details, then select ‘Next’.

  11. Review your application.

  12. Check the declaration boxes.

  13. Select ‘Submit’ to complete your application.

When you submit your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your application reference number. If you do not receive this email after completing your application, please check your junk mail folder.

After your application is received, it will be reviewed by Service NSW. They will contact you if they need additional information to support your application. If your application is approved, they will transfer funds to your specified bank account within 5 to 7 business days from the approval date.

If you’re not able to complete your application online, please call 13 77 88.

More information

  • Each ABN can apply for JobSaver only once.

  • Separate businesses under one ABN will not be eligible separately.

  • The relevant COVID-19 restrictions are:

  • Public Health (COVID-19 Temporary Movement and Gathering Restrictions) Order 2021 issued on 26 June 2021

  • stay-at-home order issued on 25 June 2021