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monthly declarations for jobkeeper payments

JobKeeper Update: Bookkeepers, don’t miss your monthly declarations.

June 2, 2020

As part of your monthly payroll processes, don’t forget to submit the JobKeeper Declaration. Missing the Declaration could mean missing out on receiving the payments. June due date is looming for JobKeeper To claim for the JobKeeper payment for your employees, your business must make a monthly declaration with: Current and projected GST turnover; and […]

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payroll officer

Why is a qualified payroll officer important in 2020?

February 24, 2020

Properly trained payroll staff who are able to process payroll and comply with the latest legislation, rates and rulings are critical for business compliance and success. Why are businesses are looking for specialised skills in payroll? With regular announcements of underpayment of staff in the news recently from big businesses including Coles, ABC and high […]

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Bookkeepers are you up to date on all ATO changes that came into effect last year?

January 23, 2020

The ATO introduced a number of legislative changes last year that will impact many small business. Here is a quick summary of the areas that may affect your business or your clients. Payments to contractors The Taxable Payment reporting system has been extended. Originally applicable to the building and construction industry, it now includes businesses […]

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single touch payroll

Single Touch Payroll and Christmas Closure

December 5, 2019

Are you shutting your business in December or January? Here is the latest announcement from the ATO on how a shutdown during the December and January holiday period affects STP. “We understand that many businesses close during December or January. If you are Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting or STP reporting on behalf of your […]

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stp compliance

Single Touch Payroll non-compliance

November 5, 2019

Single Touch Payroll is now in force for all businesses, and the ATO have started writing to non-compliant businesses. However if you or your clients have been contacted for non-compliance by the ATO, don’t panic yet. There may be some simple steps when sending or setting up files that have not been completed correctly. Even […]

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STP deadline looms

STP transition period for small businesses ends soon

September 12, 2019

From 1 July 2019, Single Touch Payroll was introduced for all businesses including those with 19 or fewer employees.   However, to support small businesses the ATO had allowed a transition period of three months to start reporting or to apply for additional time.   This transition period will end on 30 September 2019.   […]

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