A spirited advocacy push from the accounting profession has resulted in the NSW government holding off on its unexpected plan to force businesses to retest their JobSaver eligibility every fortnight.
‘Completely blindsided’: Service NSW stalls JobSaver rule change following accounting backlash
Services NSW have made a difficult time more challenging due to poor communication and consultation. Last Friday Services NSW communicated by email to recipients that they would be requiring businesses to reaffirm their decline in turnover every two week starting from the 10 September, to remain eligible for JobSaver payments.
This change was made without consultation or prior announcements which has resulted in numerous panicked clients contacting accountants officers Friday afternoon re the email. Accountants were left without any information on the change and Services NSW did not have their website updated or changed announced via other sources. This has resulted in an angry backlash from the accounting profession and broader business community on how poor communication can really cause unnecessary havoc.
Some good news was provided by 9.30pm on Friday night that Services NSW will provide a grace period for the first fortnight to reaffirm eligibility.
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