single touch

Single Touch Payroll starts 1 July 2018

The ATO is changing the way employers report their tax and super You may need to use Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018. You’ll now be able to report this information to the ATO directly from your payroll solution. If you have 20 or more employees, you need to start using Single Touch Payroll-enabled software to…

franchise

New laws hold franchisors responsible for vulnerable workers

Franchisors and holding companies could be held responsible if their franchisees or subsidiaries don’t follow workplace laws.  The Government has stepped in to protect workers following months of controversial headlines uncovering poor record keeping, questionable workplace practices and exploitation, underpayments, deception, and superannuation guarantee fraud by employers. The Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill amends the Fair…

What does scrapping 457 visas mean

What does scrapping 457 visas mean?

The Australian government has pledged to scrap the 457 visa entirely What does this mean if you run a business which relies on them? Details will be fleshed out in the coming weeks, but here’s what we know so far: Current 457 visa holders will not be affected While the government is abolishing the 457…

timing your succession

SuperStream deadline 28 October

Are you SuperStream compliant? If you employ people in your business, all superannuation payments must be made in accordance with the ATO’s new electronic data and payments system, SuperStream. Medium and large employers (20 or more employees) are required to be SuperStream compliant by 31 October 2015, but for small employers (19 or fewer employees)…