To assist you in ensuring your business understands and meets it’s payroll tax obligations, this blog highlights some of the common errors and misunderstandings that are to be avoided. Contractors Contractors vs employees You must consider the full relationship when deciding if your contractor is really an employee. This includes the following factors: The degree of control that the business...

From 1 July 2019, single touch payroll – the direct reporting of salary and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation contribution information to the ATO – will apply to all employers. What employers need to report will also be extended to include specific salary sacrificed amounts. Employers with 20 or more employees have been required to use single touch payroll since...

The 2019/2020 Federal Budget sees the Government predicting a return to a surplus of $7.1 billion. Driven by the politics of a looming election, the Government is lowering taxes and increasing spending with a focus on low/middle income earners, small business, senior Australians and transport infrastructure.   Here is a summary the key measures announced: Surplus Budget – a Budget...

At some point, every organisation provides meals or refreshments to its employees, clients and other persons alike but there is often doubt about how to account accurately for these expenses.  In this blog, we will discuss what constitutes entertainment and its correct tax treatment. Generally speaking, there is no tax deduction available for entertainment expenses except for “meal entertainment” expenses...

There is no better time to show your appreciation than around the holidays. Great to have the whole team together and celebrate a fabulous 2018. Thank you to our fearless leaders Ryan Miller and Tim Wearne. Looking forward to an epic 2019. Merry Christmas!  

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