Checking TPAR obligations

We have found some businesses have mistakenly advised us they are not required to lodge a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR), or have missed the lodgment due date. Your clients may not understand their obligations. Your clients may need to lodge a TPAR if in 2018–19 they: provided cleaning or courier services and paid contractors to provide…

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Extending the superannuation guarantee amnesty to reunite members with unpaid super

The Morrison Government is taking action to help hardworking Australians receive the superannuation they have earned. The Government has reintroduced legislation to establish a one-off amnesty for historical underpayment of superannuation guarantee (SG). The Bill incentivises employers to come forward and do the right thing by their employees by paying any unpaid superannuation in full….

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Single Touch Payroll deadline

Small employers (with 19 or less employees) need to move to Single Touch Payroll (STP) by 30 September. STP became mandatory for small employers from 1 July this year. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provided a three month transition period to employers that needed more time to get ready until 30 September. During this transition period, the number of small…

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Keeping track & lost super

Find your lost super and get back on track Your super is your retirement savings, so it’s important to know what super accounts you have and how much is in them. Here we explain how to track down lost super, how to consolidate them and how to work out if you have enough super. How…

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How much will I get back from my taxes?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) refunds billions of dollars to over three quarters of all taxpayers annually, but it takes a little effort to ensure you get as much tax back as you can. But while Australian taxpayers receive on average around $2,5001in tax refunds annually, there’s no guarantee two people earning the same income,…

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Money matters for a new generation

Money talk is one of our biggest taboos in Australia. But if we can’t be open about it, how will our kids learn to thrive in the invisible money age? Find out more about the potential benefits of opening up about money – for you and your kids. In two recent surveys[1] on what Aussies prefer…

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Could financial advice help you?

If you need help developing a plan to reach your financial goals, financial advice can really make a difference. A licensed financial adviser can help you identify realistic goals, and put strategies in place to achieve them. Here we explain what financial advice is and how it could help you. What is financial advice? How…

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A great way to help your children – and you

We are always hearing about how important it is to insure our own lives and income, but what about insuring our children’s? How would your adult child and their family survive financially in the unfortunate event of an accident or an illness that prevented them earning an income for an extended period of time? Income…

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Are you ready for tax time?

Tax time, while necessary, can be daunting for small business. But a little preparation before the end of financial year can pay dividends when it comes to preparing the year-end accounts and tax returns. Whether you are using a registered tax agent or lodging your own tax returns, we bring you a checklist to help…

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