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STP extended to smaller employers from July 2019

The law has now passed in Federal Parliament to extend Single Touch Payroll (STP) to smaller employers i.e. those with 19 or fewer employees from 1st July 2019. If you are a small employer, you need to start getting ready to become STP-compliant. There are many ways this can be accomplished so don’t panic! At […]

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Bye, bye Janai!

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The lovely Janai Brigg left our little bookkeeping company at the end of December 2018. Her previous employer approached her with an offer she couldn’t refuse! Janai was with us for just on 12 months and we loved having her here. She was friendly, bubbly and extremely conscientious. We will miss having her around *sad […]

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Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) to include 3 more industries – road freight, IT & security

The ATO has announced that those businesses providing services in the following 3 industries will be caught in the “TPAR net” from 1st July 2019. Road freight services Information technology services Security, investigation or surveillance services From 1st July 2019, businesses in the above 3 industries will need to track payments made to contractors they […]

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Long Service Leave changes for Victoria November 2018

The new Long Service Leave Act 2018 for Victoria was activated on 1st November 2018. Employees in Victoria who were previously covered by the Long Service Leave Act 1992, can now enjoy several improvements regarding this leave entitlement. These improvements are discussed in this blog.

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Cleaners & Couriers now required to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report

The ATO has now confirmed that those who run a courier and/or cleaning business must lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) from 1 July 2018.

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Meal entertainment: when does GST apply?

The area of “meal entertainment” is an absolute minefield for accounting professionals like us. It can be very difficult to know when an expense incurred by a client relating to food or drink should be recorded with GST or not. Luckily there is a resource out there via the ATO that brings some clarity to […]

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Cyber Security: How we protect your data

Earlier this year, we were approached by a company called Practice Protect which is a platform that provides accountants and bookkeepers with 24/7 cloud data security. I had been concerned/worried about data security (mainly client data) for some time and when Practice Protect called me, I immediately became interested. Here was a ready-made program on […]

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One 12 month STP authority to replace a per pay event authority

Accountants Daily have reported this week that the ATO have done a back-flip on the requirement for agents to get written authority from their employer clients to send pay event data to the ATO, each and every pay event. The ATO will now accept one lodgement authority for STP per client, to be renewed annually. […]

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e-BAS Accounts pricing update

  This blog is about our recent pricing updates. We’ve made a few little changes and we’d like to share those with you today. Firstly, our hourly rate has gone up to . Some of our more specialised services have also seen a price rise – see those here. We have also increased the prices […]

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12 Month Super Amnesty

Recently, something really good has happened… or may happen! The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, has announced that there will be a 12 month amnesty for any naughty employer who has historical employee super debt, to pay that debt without also having to pay the usual penalties and charges. What’s more, those payments will […]

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