Months of uncertainty for small businesses ended yesterday with the Senate passing the Bill to now extend compulsory STP reporting to employers with 19 or less employees. Effective from 1 July 2019, it comes on the back of STP rolling out to larger employers from 1 July 2018.
If you’re in business, you already know that careful financial management is important. But do you really aspire to spending your time dealing with numbers and paperwork? That’s probably not why you went into business!
Christmas will be here in a moment and many employers will be thinking about recognising their team’s efforts throughout the year. Have you thought about how to manage tax and Christmas gift giving?
Feel free to celebrate, but make sure you don’t get stung with unexpected taxes. Fringe benefit tax (FBT) and associated income tax and GST pitfalls are the big ones to watch out for.
Do you know whether your worker is legally an employee or a contractor?
There are plenty of myths and assumptions made when it comes to deciding the status of a worker. Many employers (and workers) rely on inaccurate indicators of what makes a worker an employee or contractor. However, the employee-or-contractor status is important to get right.
Xerocon2018 brought us several sessions that asked us to think about the way we think. They were an excellent, and timely, reminder for me of what’s important in my life.
With a young family, I’ve found myself at one of those times in life when it’s valuable to pause a moment. To check that you understand your priorities. Because they change over time. And sometimes a significant event, or a minor event, a comment, a chance meeting, or a speaker at a conference can trigger reflection.
Do you ever question whether your business is being all that it can be? Are your customers, employees, even your community, getting the best of you? Why does your business exist? What’s your business’ purpose?
What you stand for may have more impact than you think.
One of the highlights of Xerocon2018 for me was a presentation from Professor Genevieve Bell: Preparing for artificial intelligence, or the fourth wave of industrialisation.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is driving unprecidented change in the disability sector. Lynette Broomby – Senior Consultant at Synectic and chair of the Eskleigh Foundation – talks to the Australian Institute of Directors (AICD) about how Eskleigh are adapting.
‘End of financial year’ is a big deal for us accountants. With the intensity of the annual budget, tax lodgement due dates, and FBT deadlines all easing towards the end of June, we’re well and truly ready to relax a bit … maybe even welcome in the new financial year with a wild office party and NFY-eve countdown…
The other thing we love doing around this time of year is tax planning!
And the last few federal budgets have included some serious concessions for primary producers. We’ve listed below a few of the key tax planning opportunities for primary producers, and outlined some of the changes that have been made over the past few years.