COVID-19 measures and support – individuals

From the Tax Office

Last modified: 28 May 2020

Specific measures and support are available for individuals impacted by COVID-19, including:

  • early access to superannuation which is not assessable income
  • the introduction of an optional simplified method (from 1 March 2020 to 30 June 2020) to claim 80 cents for each hour you work from home to cover all deductible running expenses
  • specific advice on the tax treatment of employment payments made because of COVID-19 (for example, if you take leave, are stood down or lose your job)
  • specific advice on the tax treatment of residential rental property income and expenses.

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