In effort to support their clients during the economic challenges presented by COVID-19, New Horizons Global Partners has announced they will be providing a payroll credit to all clients who currently have a workforce on New Horizon’s payroll in Singapore or Australia.
New Horizons Global Partners (‘New Horizons’) will provide a payroll credit to all its clients who have a workforce on the New Horizons payroll in Singapore or in Australia. These payments are a flow-on from Singapore’s Jobs Support Scheme (‘JSS’), which reimburses businesses for employee wages, and from Australia’s ‘Boosting Cash Flow for Employers’ scheme, which gives a cash flow boost to employers to support employers in the payment of key operating expenses. These measures are a response to the current economic uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.—
Payroll Credits from Singapore’s JSS
The JSS was introduced in order to reduce the costs of employer wages in Singapore. The funding relates to nine months of gross wages for employees from October 2019 through to July 2020. Please note, this applies only to employees that are citizens or permanent residents of Singapore. New Horizons receives these amounts on behalf of its employees in Singapore, and then reimburses its clients with these amounts.
“We keep a close eye on all the Government subsidy and relief schemes to ensure that our clients can access any relief that is made available,” stated Antoine Boquen, Managing Partner at New Horizons Global Partners. “We welcome measures introduced by Singapore’s Government to maintain salary and wages for the workforce of our client businesses”.
The JSS co-funds between 25 and 75 percent of the first $4,600 of gross monthly wages paid to each local employee in a ten-month period. Employers receive a payout in April, July, and October 2020, with an additional payout in May. Once received, these amounts are passed on to New Horizons’ clients.
Cash Boosts from Australia’s ‘Boosting Cash Flow for Employers Scheme’
The Australian scheme provides tax-free cash boosts ranging between $20,000 and $100,000 for businesses that make payments subject to withholding (such as salary, wages, and directors fees).
The amounts will generally be equivalent to the amount withheld (for tax purposes) from employee wages over the period. On receipt of these amounts, the payments are passed on to clients based on the size of their payroll in Australia.
“Cash boosts from the Australian government ensure that our clients based in Australia can manage any cashflow fluctuations in the current economic environment,” stated Antoine Boquen. “We will ensure that our clients based in Australia have access to all Commonwealth and State Government support as it becomes available.”
These cash boosts are available to all small or medium-sized businesses (those with an aggregated turnover of less than AUD $50 million), who held an Australian Business Number on 12 March 2020, and who have been lodging tax returns or activity statements with the Australian Tax Office.
On receipt of these cash boosts, New Horizons credits the corresponding amount to the payroll of the relevant client business.
New Horizons understands the challenges that COVID-19 presents for the business operations of its clients. If there are any questions relating to workforce payroll operations and/or COVID-19, contact New Horizons and their team will be able to assist.
About New Horizons Global Partners
New Horizons Global Partners supports international expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. As a Global Professional Employer Organization or ‘PEO’ and Employer of Record ‘EOR’, they employ a local workforce, saving international enterprises from the setup and compliance costs of operating an entity in a new market.
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