JobKeeper key dates: What you need to know to stay eligible

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have outlined key dates employers must be aware of to stay eligible for JobKeeper, as the extension period for the wage subsidy comes into place this week. “There are some key dates to keep in mind, and simple steps employers can take now, so they are ready for the changes,… Continue reading JobKeeper key dates: What you need to know to stay eligible

How Single Touch Payroll is affecting businesses now

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Now that Single Touch Payroll (STP) has been live for over half a year, we wanted to know – from the perspective of small business owners themselves – how the system is benefitting businesses. Dynamic Business has covered the roll out of Single Touch Payroll extensively, including a podcast with the ATO’s Jason Lucchese last… Continue reading How Single Touch Payroll is affecting businesses now

Getting clear on STP and making it easy: ATO Assistant Commissioner, Jason Lucchese, explains all

Today we have Single Touch Payroll expert, Jason Lucchese, on the podcast. Jason is a seasoned public servant with more than 19 years of experience executing large-scale government programs including the introduction of SuperStream and Single Touch Payroll. Currently ATO Assistant Commissioner and Single Touch Payroll Program Lead, Jason works closely with the employers, payroll… Continue reading Getting clear on STP and making it easy: ATO Assistant Commissioner, Jason Lucchese, explains all

Small employers – there’s 3 options if you aren’t using STP yet

The ATO is urging small employers who’ve not yet made the switch to Single Touch Payroll (STP) to get in touch if they need help to transition. Small employers with 19 employees or fewer are now required to start reporting through STP but ATO Assistant Commissioner Jason Lucchese said there was still time for businesses… Continue reading Small employers – there’s 3 options if you aren’t using STP yet

ATO struggle to handle tax return demands

The Australian Taxation Office is being inundated by phone calls from taxpayers asking how much relief they can expect after the federal parliament passed personal income tax cuts laws tis week.   But public sector union CPSU says the situation is not being helped by more than 6,500 jobs having been cut from the ATO in… Continue reading ATO struggle to handle tax return demands

Single Touch Payroll (STP) now in effect for small businesses

Small business owners are encouraged to get on board with a new ‘Single Touch Payroll’ system that comes into effect from today for employers with less than 19 employees. Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the NSW Government had been helping businesses prepare for Single Touch Payroll with workshops through its Business… Continue reading Single Touch Payroll (STP) now in effect for small businesses

The Australian Tax Office hotspots 2019 – do they apply to you?

Byline: Mark Chapman, the Director of Tax Communications at H&R Block. Every Tax Time, the ATO focusses on certain hotspots where taxpayers are prone – either accidentally or deliberately – to make errors. These are the areas it will concentrate its audit firepower on and for those who have made claims in areas which the… Continue reading The Australian Tax Office hotspots 2019 – do they apply to you?