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Sole traders: recapping the South Australia Govt Covid-19 response

If you’re based in South Australia, then you may be eligible for support payments related to the June/July 2021 Covid-19 outbreak. 

So far the Australian government has made the following relief payments available:

For individuals:

Covid Disaster Payments’ have been made available to individuals who have been impacted by the July 2021 lockdown. The Australian government is responsible for these payments and more information can be found here. 

What payments are available to individuals now

The ‘COVID-19 Disaster Payment’ is a payment from the Federal government to individuals affected by a declared lockdown. This is a lump sum payment to help when COVID-19 restrictions last for more than 7 days. Every 7 days is called an ‘event’ and payments can be claimed once for every event. 

There are different dates for the ‘events’ depending on whether you are affected as part of South Australia.

The dates of each event are listed below:

These dates will be adjusted as further lockdowns are announced. Most up to date dates can be found for South Australia here. 

How much can I get

There is only one event from the 21-27 July:

  • If you have lost less than 20 hours work - you’ll get $375 per event
  • If you have lost more than 20 hours work - you’ll get $600 per event

The disaster payment is a taxable payment - it will be included in your 2021/22 tax return. 

How do I get the payment

Claims can be made through your myGov account linked to your online Centrelink account.  

If you’re a Hnry customer

If you’re a Hnry customer, then you’ll still need to claim the support payments through your myGov account.

If you have questions about how the support payments will affect you from a tax perspective, simply get in touch with the team to talk through your options! 

* This article is up to date as of the 2nd August, as Covid restrictions change so will this information. 

DISCLAIMER: The information on our website is for general educational purposes only. It doesn't cover all situations and circumstances, and shouldn't be taken as direct tax advice. If you're looking for specific help with your taxes, join Hnry and our team of experts can provide you with assistance tailored to your business needs.

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