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Tax Time Updates & Reminders

Your 2019 EOFY Reminders & Action Items Another financial year has finished and as a responsible business owner, there are many obligations that you need to consider and action. PAYG Payment Summaries If you have not used STP for 2019, then you need to provide all of your employees with their PAYG Payment Summary on or before 14 July 2019. …

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Tax – What the 2019 Federal Election means for You!

There is only a short time before the Federal Election on 18 May 2019, and there’s a lot of wild speculation and “fake news” in the media. We’re not trying to recommend who you should vote for, but instead we believe that it is vital that our clients understand how they will be affected by the result of the Election. …

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Xero “Payroll Only” – STP for Small Employers

From 1 July this year, Single Touch Payroll (STP) will apply to all employers in Australia. First announced in 2015, STP is an Australian Tax Office reporting regime that requires employers to report salaries and wages, PAYG withholding tax, and superannuation to the ATO each time they pay their employees. According to the ATO, more than 400,000 small employers with …

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Key Budget Highlights

On Tuesday, 2 April 2019, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2019-20 Federal Budget. In an election Budget, the Treasurer announced the first Budget surplus in more than a decade at $7.1 billion for 2019-20 Economic Outlook Frydenberg maintained a relatively optimistic outlook for the economy, though he conceded there were risks including from falling house prices and global risks …

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Thoughts for the year ahead – Tax in 2019

There are a huge number of tax laws that may change this year as a result of the upcoming 2019 Federal Election. Individuals could be affected by: Losing franking credit refunds More Capital Gains Tax Losing tax benefits from negatively gearing Investment Properties Businesses could be affected by: Changes to the laws for loans from Companies (known as “Div 7A”) …

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Single Touch Payroll – What you need to know!

Summary of single touch payroll Single touch payroll changes when and how small businesses report payroll activity to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Businesses used to report this information to the ATO once a year. Now, they need to send a report online after each pay day. Changes to when you report payroll Small businesses used to finalise their payroll …

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Single Touch Payroll required for all businesses from 1 July 2019

Breaking News – 12 February 2019 Today, Australian lawmakers passed legislation that requires even the smallest of employers to electronically file each pay run with the tax office using Single Touch Payroll, from 1 July 2019. It’s a big ask for the nation’s 2.3 million small businesses, which employ 40 percent of all workers. It’s also a big opportunity Many employers still …

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Are you being Data Smart with your Smart Phone ?

Sure you have a cool phone……. but have you considered the security aspects? “It’s an unfortunate fact that the impact of cybercrime is a reality for all businesses. The scary reality is that 978 million people in 20 countries were affected by cybercrime in 2017. In New Zealand and Australia, one in four small businesses experienced a cyber-attack or hacking …

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The Invoicing Survival Guide

Getting paid quickly should be easy – but the invoicing process can often take more time than the work itself. Xero have researched the best in the business to simplify invoicing for you. So whether you’re just starting out, or want to improve on what you’re doing – our tips and tricks will help you navigate the world of invoices. …