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Making the choice to employ remote workers can enable your business to grow successfully by allowing flexibility and enhancing productivity.
Remote work is becoming an increasingly popular choice for businesses thanks to the ease and accessibility of the internet. The traditional 9 to 5 workday is being replaced by flexible hours that... more
The ATO will be enforcing stricter penalties for employers who fail to meet their superannuation guarantee (SG) obligations.
Penalties have been introduced to hold employers who are unable or unwilling to meet their SG obligations accountable. This includes non-payment, under- payment, or late payment of super contributions to an eligible... more
Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) is required to be paid by employers who provide non-cash benefits to their staff. Accurate reporting of FBT is something that is consistently on the ATO’s compliance program.
FBT is calculated on the taxable value of the benefits that have been provided to employees. Types of benefits employers must pay... more
Staying on top of record-keeping all year round can save time, reduce stress for small business owners and help to maximise your tax return.
Although record-keeping can seem like a tedious job, it is an essential part of running a business. Good record-keeping makes it easier to meet your tax obligations, helps to manage your cash flow... more
The Instant Asset Write-Off has been extended to 30 June 2020 for assets purchased under $30,000.
The Instant Asset Write-Off affects small to medium businesses with a turnover of less than $50 million a year, allowing business owners to immediately deduct assets costing up to $30,000 which can then be claimed for tax return... more
Single Touch Payroll (STP) is changing the way employers report their workers’ tax and super information to the ATO.
Employers are expected to report information on a variety of areas through software that offers STP reporting or third-party service providers.
Withholding amounts, superannuation liability information, ordinary... more
With the global business environment and potential competitors worldwide, every business action needs to have specific goals and purpose in mind to ensure long term prosperity.
Business owners should be able to answer the following questions with clarity and without any hesitation.
- Do you have a clear strategy
Knowing what you can claim from travel allowances and expenses can be difficult as in some cases, tax deductions from an allowance are to be withheld unless specified otherwise.
The reasonable amount of travel expenses is updated yearly and is based on job type and salary. On the occasion that you are required to travel overnight for work,... more
Goods and services tax (GST) is applied to most goods and services sold in Australia, taxed at a rate of 10%.
If you run a business, you are likely to have GST obligations, such as claiming credit for any GST included in the price of goods and services that have been purchased for your business. However, many businesses have expenses that... more
The 2019 Federal Budget focuses on rewarding working Australians, with the emphasis on a two-pronged approach for “hard-working” individuals.
From the 2018-2019 income year, the low and middle-income tax offset (LMITO) has been increased by $550. This now means individuals... more