The Pet Industry Association demands exacting standards from our members to ensure the welfare of animals and promote responsible pet ownership.

 

AusBoard 2020 - August 17 - 19 - Mantra Mooloolaba Beach QLD

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What we believe

The Pet Industry Association is the only industry association in Australia created to represent all businesses in the pet industry. Formed in 1979 as the PIJAC, we have evolved into a peak organisation which aims to create an environment of best practice principles and ongoing learning for improved technology and systems in the pet industry. The Pet Industry Association is run by members for its members and offers a voice for all who join by liaising with governments, animal welfare agencies, as well as pet and animal groups nationally and internationally. We are represented on government steering committees, consultation and advisory groups on pet ownership and industry issues around Australia.

To promote, support and represent a sustainable pet industry because we recognise that pets and their welfare are essential for a healthy society.

This ensures our members thrive and our Association continues to represent the majority of the industry.

The PIAA National Code of Practice and Code of Ethics are quality standards for the operation of businesses in the pet industry supply chain. The Code sets standards that exceed current regulatory requirements. Compliance with the code is a mandatory requirement for membership of the PIAA. An Ethics and Complaints Committee adjudicates any complaints against activity deemed in contravention of the code.
PIAA is a member of the Australian Companion Animal Council and is represented on and works with Aquatic committees nationally, including OFMJG and the NSW Ornamental Fish Reference Group, Animal Welfare Advisory Committees in QLD, NSW, NT and the ACT, the Domestic Animal Management Implementation Committee in Victoria and the Dog & Cat Management Board in South Australia. We’ve also worked closely with the governments in QLD, NSW and SA on pet shop codes of practice. PIAA also holds a seat on the NSW Government’s Companion Animals Taskforce.

Latest news

COVID-19 Update – Cash flow boost for employers

From 28 April 2020, eligible businesses will receive a tax-free cash flow boost of between $20,000 and $100,000 through credits in the activity statement system when they lodge all relevant activity statements. This is to help during the economic downturn associated with COVID-19.

 You do not need to apply for the cash flow boost. All you need to do is lodge your upcoming activity statements.

Make sure you lodge your March and quarter 3 activity statements on their due date and no earlier. This will ensure you receive the maximum refund available to you to assist with your cash flow.

If your business is eligible, the credit will be automatically applied - but not before 28 April 2020. You can view the eligibility criteria on our page Boosting cash flow for employers.

If you are lodging online through our Business Portal, remember you now need to log in using your myGovID. Set up your myGovID today, if you haven’t already.

Remember, registered tax agents and BAS agents can help you with your tax.

COVID-19 Update – JobKeeper Payments for employers and employees

Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses impacted by the coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees.  Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum period of 6 months.

 

Employers will be eligible for the subsidy if:

  • Their business has a turnover of less than $1 billion and their turnover will be reduced by more than 30 percent relative to a comparable period a year ago (of at least a month) and
  • The business is not subject to the Major Bank Levy
  • The employer must have been in an employment relationship with eligible employees as at 1 March 2020, and confirm that each eligible employee is currently engaged in order to receive JobKeeper payments.
  • Not-for-profit entities (including charities) and self-employed individuals that meet the turnover tests that apply for businesses are eligible to apply for JobKeeper Payments.

How to Apply

Businesses with Employees
Initially, employers can register their interest in applying for the JobKeeper payment via the Australian Taxation Office from 30 March 2020.
Subsequently, eligible employers will be able to apply for the scheme by means of an online application.  The first payment will be received by employers from the ATO in the first week of May
Eligible employers will need to identify eligible employees for JobKeeper Payments and must provide monthly updates to the ATO.
Participating employers will be required to ensure eligible employees will receive, at a minimum, $1,500 per fortnight before tax.
It will be up to the employer if they want to pay superannuation on any additional wage paid because of the JobKeeper Payment.
Further details for businesses for employees will be provided on ato.gov.au

Businesses without employees
Businesses without employees, such as the self-employed, can register their interest in applying for JobKeeper Payment via the ATO from 30 March 2020
Businesses without employees will need to provide an ABN for their business, nominate an individual to receive the payment and provide that individual’s Tax File Number and provide a declaration as to recent business activity.
People who are self-employed will need to provide a monthly update to the ATO to declare their continued eligibility for the payments.
Payment will be made monthly to the individual’s bank account.

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