An update on G J Barnett & Associates response to COVID-19 (All Clients)
In light of the recent developments around the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) and the uncertainty we are all facing day to day, we felt it important to email you to assure you that we expect no major interruptions to the services that we provide to you.
OUR CLOUD SYSTEMS MEAN YOU CAN ALWAYS CONTACT US IF YOU NEED US
While we don't know if we'll be working from our office or working from our homes in coming weeks, we have invested heavily in the latest technology in recent years, and this means we can keep assisting you no matter what may happen.
All members of our team are able to work remotely and have access to all the technology systems and tools they use daily to assist their clients.
Please keep emailing or phoning when you need us, and we will be here to help you!
GOOD ADVICE IS NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER
If you have any general queries, requests for bookings for meetings or requests for documents, please feel free to contact our office on 02 9686 3130.
Business and Tax
The Australian Government has just released their $17.6 billion economic stimulus package in response to the Coronavirus. It is designed to help employers to keep their workforce levels. There are key tax benefits that business owners need to access over the next few months.
The share markets have crashed due to fear and uncertainty in the marketplace. As has always happened before, when this crisis is over the markets will quickly pick up again. Keeping a long-term focus and not panicking now is the key to success.
IMPORTANT – GET YOUR ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY (EPOA) AND WILL UPDATED NOW
If you have to self-quarantine or are admitted to hospital, if you don't have an EPOA then no-one else can make important business or financial decisions on your behalf.
We strongly recommend that you have an up to date EPOA and Will, and that your family know where these are stored. Please email us if you need a referral to one of our legal contacts.
These are times when we need to stay calm and rely on reliable news sources and information from State and Australian Government websites. What you see on social media may be panicky and unreliable information!
Our team are here to help you. Please reply to this email or phone us on 02 9686 3130 if you need any assistance!
Disclaimer: All information provided in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not personal financial or investment advice. Also, changes in legislation may occur frequently. We recommend that our formal advice be obtained before acting on the basis of this information.