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Accessorial Liability: when to stay and when to run…

In the bookkeeping world there is much chatter about “accessorial liability” especially in relation to those providing payroll services for clients. So what is this about and what does it mean? Basically, as per the above quote, if you are involved in contravening the Fair Work Act 2009 and are knowingly doing so, then, if […]

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How to get started with Single Touch Payroll

As mentioned in our last blog, smaller employers with less than 19 employees will need to start reporting their payroll data via Single Touch Payroll by 1 July 2019. That’s not far away and if this affects you, you need to start getting ready now! Don’t panic though, we are here to help and to […]

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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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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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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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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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Single Touch Payroll – is your accounting/payroll software ready?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is formerly starting on 1 July 2018 for employers of 20 or more staff. So if you fall into this category, do you know if your accounting software is going to be ready by start date? In today’s blog we outline who will be ready and who is lagging behind! We […]

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The SBSCH is moving! Time to pack your bags!

Those of you who use the Small Business Super Clearing House (SBSCH) to report and pay super for employees are about to enter a whole new world! The ATO are moving the platform to the online portals (Business, BAS and Tax Agent Portals). The platform will operate in the same way as you are used […]

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Quick-start guide for new employers

So you’re going to start employing staff. That’s great, this usually means your small business is booming, so well done to you! Before you don your employer’s hat however, you need to make sure that you have all of your ducks in a row. There are quite a few things you need to do so […]

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What you need to know about Single Touch Payroll

The Government are starting to push through some rather drastic measures in regards to how small business reports to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). In my last blog, I wrote about one of those new measures, Simpler BAS – a new way to report GST for SME’s. In today’s blog, I will introduce another new […]

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