MTAWA: COVID-19 FAQ

Question: Is automotive an essential service?
The MTAA and State/Territory MTAs consider Automotive services to be essential, read the full explanation here.

Question: Does the ATO provide any assistance?
If you are experiencing difficulties with relation to Federal taxes (ATO) visit this link.

Question: How do I apply to extend the time (defer) my 2019-20 payroll tax payment (WA State Taxes)?
Complete the Payroll Tax Deferral Application Form HERE - Criteria for eligibility is listed on the same page.

Question: How do I apply for the $17,500 WA State Govt Payroll Tax Grant?
A one-off grant of $17,500 will be available for employers, or groups of employers, whose annual Australian taxable wages are more than $1 million and up to $4 million.

For a group of employers, a single grant will be payable to the designated group employer. If you are eligible, you do not need to apply for the grant. Check your eligibility at this link.

Question: As an MTA WA/Automotive Institute of Technology Host Employer, how do I access the 50% Apprentice subsidy?
The MTA WA has been successful in working with the Federal Minister to have the draft legislation amended to include businesses using a Group Training service.

The MTA WA is hopeful that the legislation as amended will be passed and access to subsidies will be available to Host Employers. Given that Applications for subsidies commence on the 2nd of April, we will update you as soon as more information is available.

If you having any queries regarding the above please don’t hesitate to contact us on (08) 9233 9800.