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STP – Changes to employer payroll systems

One of the biggest changes for businesses and their payroll systems is coming soon (1 July 2019) – Single Touch Payroll (STP). Whilst employers with 20 or more employees have been required to report from 1 July 2018, from 1 July 2019 all employers will be required to report wages paid to their employee. As […]

Single Touch Payroll – Webcast

ATO Single Touch Payroll Webcast on 5 March 2019. Following the passage of legislation to extend Single Touch Payroll to all employers from 1 July 2019, the Australian Taxation Office is hosting a live webcast on 5 March 2019 from 11:00am to 12.30pm to share the transition approach and options available to small and micro […]

Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) – Repaying your debt and changes to the system

Many individuals who have gone through the Australian university system or another approved higher education provider will have opted to pay for their education via the HECS-HELP system. This system allows for your higher education to be repaid after your income reaches a certain level. In August 2018, legislation was passed to reduce the threshold […]

Accelerated Depreciation for Small Business Entities

The $20,000.00 instant asset write-off for businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $10 million has been extended for another 12 months – to 30 June 2019. An SBE may also deduct the balance of its general small business pool at the end of an income year if the balance of the pool at […]

CHANGES TO LONG SERVICE LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS

On 8 May 2018, the Victorian Parliament passed the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic) (the New Act). The New Act repeals the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) (the Current Act) and introduces key changes to Victorian employees’ long service leave entitlements. The New Act has come into effect on 1 November 2018. The major differences between the […]

COMPANY TAX RATES

Recently we have seen a number of key developments in relation to company tax rates. It has been confirmed that the Government will no longer extend the company tax cuts to larger companies. This means that only those companies which have aggregated turnover of up to $50 million potentially will be eligible for a tax […]

REMOVAL OF TRAVEL DEDUCTIONS FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES

The 2017 budget has seen a major change that will impact current and future residential rental property owners. From 1 July 2017, deductions for travel expenses related to: Inspecting Maintaining or; Collecting rent for a residential rental property will be disallowed. This has been implemented to address concerns that rental property owners have been claiming travel […]

MOTOR VEHICLE EXPENSES

Clients are missing out on claiming a greater deduction for their motor vehicle expenses as they have not maintained a proper log book. This log book can be in the form of a pre-printed book or you can maintain your own records as long as it contains the correct details. The idea of a log […]

CORPORATE TAX RATES

The Taxation Office has released its administrative treatment in relation to the Government’s proposal (Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) Bill 2016, currently before Parliament) to reduce the corporate tax rate. Under these proposals, the tax rate for small business entities will be reduced from 28.5% to 27.5% from 1 July 2016.