Tax Talks: Bob Deutsch reviews current COVID-19 stimulus measures

Tax talks podcast COVID-19 Stimulus review

The Tax Institute Senior Tax Counsel, Bob Deutsch, joined the hosts of the Tax Talks podcast to review the COVID-19 stimulus packages currently in play, and to discuss the JobKeeper payment scheme in more detail.

Bob talks about how helping business and individuals goes hand in hand, as stimulus measures help keep employees engaged, and employers in business.

“Between them, the cash boost and the JobKeeper payment should enable… in my estimate, about 70%-80% of affected business to continue and survive throughout this lockdown period, this so-called hibernation period.”

Listen to Bob below.

Related listening: Hear Bob on Tax Talks previous episode, discussing the COVID-19 stimulus bill being passed into law and how the cash boost will be calculated.


Economic Response to COVID-19 - Support and Resources

Stay on top of stimulus measures, economic changes and announcements affecting the tax profession on our dedicated COVID-19 Resources HUB.

COVID-19 Stimulus Packages webinars

Find out what you need to know about the COVID-19 stimulus tax benefits and how to access them.

Over 2600 members and tax professionals, Australia-wide, have joined the first 2 live sessions to get key facts figures and insights on the implications and intricacies of these new government packages. Part 3 is coming soon.

  • Practical Implications – Part 1, an interactive Q&A panel discussion hosted by our own Tax Counsel Stephanie Caredes, featured insights from Jeremy Geale from the Australian Taxation Office's COVID-19 Response Committee, Professor Robert Deutsch, CTA, Senior Tax Counsel at The Tax Institute, Vanessa Priest, FTI, from Baskin Clarke Priest. This webinar is now available here for all members. You will need to enter your member login details to access.
  • Accessing the Tax Benefits – Part 2, took place Thursday afternoon and was presented by Yan Wong, Grant Thornton and Matthew Andruchowycz, CTA, Kovich & Co Lawyers. Focussing on the COVID-19 stimulus tax benefits and how you access them – including the unprecedented Cash Flow Boost and JobKeeper Payment measures. Next week we will also be making Part 2 available for all members.
  • Deep Dive into the Issues – Part 3, is coming up on 24 April at 12:30 – 2pm AEST. Registrations will open on Monday and will again be available free to members and $80 for non-members.


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