State-Based Stimulus Package Initiatives | Tasmania
In addition to the nationwide stimulus, states and territories have also created local business relief packages. From payroll tax to small business loans, State Government initiatives for Tasmania are outlined below. (please click on the links in each section for more information)
Support for Primary and Mental Health Sectors
Assistance for health care workers will be provided by committing $2m in additional support, $1m for accommodation for frontline workers and $1m for mental health programs for individuals suffering as a result of COVID-19.
Small Business Interest-Free Loans
$20m in interest-free loans has been allocated for businesses in hospitality, tourism, seafood production and export sectors to purchase equipment or restructure operations. The three-year loan applies for businesses with turnover of less than $5m.
Payroll Tax Waiver
Businesses in hospitality, tourism and seafood production will receive a waiver of payroll tax liabilities for the last 4 months of FY2020. Other businesses with payroll of up to $5m can apply for a waiver for April to June 2020.
Government Maintenance Program
For the next 12 months, a $50m program to fast track the maintenance of public buildings will be implemented.
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