DFK Crosbie Blog

Wednesday 19th December 2018
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The ATO has allowed clients to authorise their registered agent to act on their behalf for Single Touch Payroll (STP).

On 1 July 2018, the Australian Government introduced STP for employers with 20 or more employees. The new scheme requires employers to report payment activities each time employees are paid. The STP engagement authority

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Wednesday 19th December 2018
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The holiday period is the perfect time to declutter your documents but avoid throwing out those essentials you need to keep.

Since different rules apply to different documents, the length of time a business needs to retain them depends on what the documents are. Holding on to your documents for seven
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Wednesday 19th December 2018
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The ATO has released draft guidelines to eliminate confusion and more closely define FBT exempt benefits for work vehicles and their private use.

Guidelines will be enforceable by the end of the 2019 FBT year. Employers could be forced to pay a 20 per cent FBT compulsory tax payment on the cost of the vehicle if they fail to comply.

Employers

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Wednesday 12th December 2018
Categories: Business | Not For Profit
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Australian charities earned a combined $142.8 billion in 2016. Delving deeper, nearly 45 per cent of this income was generated through government grants, according to the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC). This shows the vital importance of government funding in the sector.

But Australian Government grants for

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Wednesday 5th December 2018
Category: Finance
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By  Stephanie Oakley

It’s important to understand the game has changed when it comes to borrowing. It’s changed for everyone from first home buyers to investors refinancing fixed interest loans or home owners swapping banks for lower rates.

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Wednesday 5th December 2018
Category: Wealth Management
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Christmas is just around the corner, along with a hectic round of parties, family get-togethers and gift-giving. By the time the New Year rolls around, your waistline might not be the only thing showing the strain.

To make sure you start 2019 fit and refreshed, rather than financially flattened, here’s a seven-step plan to consider

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Friday 16th November 2018
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley
The Christmas party is a joyous event, but it is also a work-sponsored function, and you have a duty of care to provide to your employees on the night.
 
When it comes to planning your Christmas work party, it is important to take the necessary actions to prevent any situation where inappropriate conduct can occur.
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Friday 16th November 2018
Categories: Business | Human Resources
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By  Stephanie Oakley
The holiday season is an opportunity to reward your employees for their hard work throughout the year; however, it is important to be aware of the tax implications involved.
 
Whether you are considering throwing a work Christmas party, giving gifts or holiday bonuses, knowing the tax implications for each will
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Friday 16th November 2018
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley
Letting your employees work from home can boost productivity levels and job satisfaction, but it also opens your business up to new risks that must be covered by your insurance policy.
 
Many small businesses offer the option to work from home permanently or even a few days a week to attract quality employees to
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Monday 12th November 2018
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley
The holiday rush can be your most profitable time of the year so long as your small business is set up for success in the Christmas period.
 
For many businesses, Christmas time is their most stressful season because they do not adequately prepare for the increased customer demand that occurs at the end of each
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