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Are you ready for Single Touch Payroll (STP)?

The ATO will shortly be contacting small employers who have 19 or less employees and who already use payroll software to advise them that they don't need to wait for legislation to pass before they start reporting through STP. The bill proposing to extent STP to employers with 19 or less employees from 1 July…
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Record-keeping and pay slips

It is vital for employers to keep accurate payroll records to keep track of how their business is going and also to meet their legal obligations. Fair work have released a short course that will teach you how to make, update and manage employment records. Record Keeping and Payslip Course
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ATO provides solutions for Single Touch Payroll for Micro Businesses

The ATO has been consulting with several digital service providers to provide low cost alternatives for Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting for Micro Businesses (those with 4 or fewer employees) The criteria that the ATO has set for these solutions are that they be affordable (that is, costs less than $10 per month), takes only…
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Work Christmas Parties & Gifts

With Christmas around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to review the possible Fringe Benefit implications and tax deductibility rules in relation to providing gifts and Christmas parties. When hosting a Christmas party it is important to consider: > how much it costs > where and when it is held -…
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