Tasmanian government social and economic support package

An extensive social and economic support package has been released to support health services, households and individuals, the community and Tasmanian businesses.

New support for businesses include:

  • Government fees will be frozen, waived and capped, including for water and electricity bills.
  • Fees and charges relating to the roads component of motor tax for heavy vehicles and vehicle registration where that business has been severely impacted because of measures taken to manage COVID-19 will be waived.
  • The payroll tax waivers for the hospitality, tourism and seafood sectors, and for Tasmanian businesses with payrolls less than $5 million announced in the first Tasmanian Stimulus Package, will be extended to ensure that these industries pay no payroll tax for the entire 2019-20 year. This will include refunds and waivers to provide cash where it is required now.
  • Boosting funding for the Rapid Response Skills Initiative with up to $3,000 available for individuals to gain skills or licences to help them into a new role. Businesses that have immediate job needs and opportunities available, will be able to access a job-ready pool.

Click here for more information - https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/stimulus-and-support