Also on 13 August 2021, the Federal Treasurer and Tasmanian Premier jointly announced a jointly funded COVID-19 relief package specifically targeted at businesses operating in tourism, hospitality, arts and events, seafood and transport (hire car, coach tours) sectors, as well as those that have been “impacted directly by reduced interstate visitation”. As I understand it, Tasmania is not locally infected enough to be ‘locked down’ but others are ‘locked out’ to protect the local population’s health.

See below for further detail.

[Tax Month – August 2021]

 


 

“The relief package, will commence on Tuesday 17 August and will be targeted at businesses operating in tourism, hospitality, arts and events, seafood and transport (hire car, coach tours) sectors, as well as those that have been impacted directly by reduced interstate visitation.

“Financial support of between $2000 and $10,000 will be available to businesses that have suffered a 30 per cent decline in their turnover. The grants will be non-competitive and assessed in order of receipt.

“Importantly, we know these businesses are struggling now, which is why we have simplified the guidelines and will provide an accelerated process to ensure money can get out the door as quickly as possible.

“The package forms part of our 4 Point Delta Shield Plan that will help keep our State safe and our economy strong as we continue to deal with the risks associated with the delta strain of COVID‑19.

[Treasurer’s website: Joint Media Release; Business Tasmania website: Covid Business Support; LTN 155, 13/8/21]

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