The NSW Government announced a state-wide minimum 7-day lockdown commencing at 5pm Saturday 14/08/2021. This lockdown will place significant financial pressure on many businesses. HQB is working with a mix of staff in-office & from home so we can still provide assistance to you at this time.
The below is a brief summary if you are impacted by the lockdown and require assistance.

Grants Available
As discussed in our newsletter published 13th August 2021, the below grant options are available to NSW businesses effected by Covid. HQB can now lodge Grant applications with Service NSW on your behalf.

  • Covid Business Grant
  • Covid Micro Business Grant
  • JobSaver Grant

As government support is limited; and we are seeing delays in payments due to the volume of grant applications, we suggest contacting your lender should you require urgent financial assistance.

Residential Rent Relief

  • Landlords – Either a cash payment of up to $1,500 per tenancy agreement, or a reduction in land tax liability (but not both) for landlords who reduce rent.
  • Tenants – 60-day freeze on evictions for Covid-Impacted tenants.

Commercial Rent Relief

  • The National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct has been re-introduced, based upon tenant’s eligibility for the above Covid Grants. 2021 Land Tax liability reductions are also available.

Stand Down Provisions
As the government has made an enforceable direction to lockdown, employers can stand down employees who cannot be usefully employed.
Before standing down an employee, you should consider the following:

  • Can they work from home?
  • Are you able to make a change to their duties/role/hours to keep them usefully employed?
  • Are they entitled to any paid leave?
  • Ongoing obligations related to stood down employees

Payroll Tax Relief

  • Payroll tax relief is offered but will not provide any immediate assistance you may need.

As the sun sets, the primary goal is to ensure businesses can survive through any immediate financial crisis brought on by the lockdown, until the Government support packages are paid.

Please contact us for assistance.

– Jamie Newling

Posted 16.08.2021

What Our Clients Say

I'm really enjoying the personalised touch and service I'm receiving from Ian and Siarn. Always prompt, professional and happy to answer my silly questions and help me stay informed. I've been a client of Bill's and HQB for about 20 years. Since Bills retirement he passed me on to Ian and the quality of the service just seems to keep getting better. HQB comes highly recommended by me.
Trent Allen
Trent Allen
03:43 25 Jun 20
We highly recommend the team at HQB. We are a Sydney based business, and we find the team highly professional, responsive, and just a pleasure to deal with. They are very proactive and we feel as though we are a valued client. Well done to Brad Sheaves and team HQB !
Alastair Fysh
Alastair Fysh
04:31 25 May 20
HQB accountants have been an asset to our business. They have made Job Keeper a breeze and kept our business strong. They respond to emails quickly. They have been terrific value for us as they have brought knowledge and expertise that I don't have even if I had the time to do my accounting. They have taken the time to understand my business and structure our finances accordingly.
Kyle Maloney
Kyle Maloney
06:19 22 May 20
Amazing service from James (& Brianna), going well above his responsibilities to his clients. Cannot recommend James highly enough. HQB a highly professional and responsive accounting firm. Incredibly quick at responding, yes, often after hours, which is more than we would ever expect from any professional. I am continually recommending James to friends and family. Many thanks James. Kind regards, Lyn (& Jeff) Green
Jeff Green
Jeff Green
01:02 17 May 20
James became our Accountant last year and he has handled all our entities swiftly and pro actively. We are incredibly impressed with him and HQB and feel very comfortable in their hands to manage our Business. James is always prompt in replying and sometimes out of hours and his handling of our recent predicament with COVID 19 has helped us manage our Business successfully through this trying time. Thank you James and the team at HQB. We will always recommend you highly,.
Pandora Colledge
Pandora Colledge
01:36 15 May 20

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