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We present articles here that are of interest to people who run a business; either for themselves or someone else.

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  • 23rd Jan 2020

    Superannuation on annual leave loading

    One issue that is creating discussion for many schools is the requirement for employers to pay superannuation guarantee contributions on annual leave loading amounts. The ATO recently reiterated...
  • 23rd Jan 2020

    New Whistle Blower Policy requirements

    */ The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019, which received Royal Assent in March 2019, aims to encourage appropriate whistleblowing, improve the protections for...
  • 11th Dec 2019

    Extending our International Connections

    Saward Dawson has been a member of Russell Bedford International network since 2007. The network now has firms in approximately 100 countries, with 350 offices, 700 partners and 6,500 staff. This...
  • 11th Dec 2019

    FBT-free gifts this Christmas

    With Christmas spirits high, tax doesn't usually come to mind when employers are buying gifts for their staff. Employers can avoid FBT by providing employees with gifts that cost less than $300 per...
  • 11th Dec 2019

    Labour hire arrangements

    At our recent employer obligations seminar, our guest presenter reported how labour hire arrangements in Victoria must now be licensed in accordance with the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018. A labour...
  • 11th Dec 2019

    Super payments - no margin for error

    On 1 July this year we saw the introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP). STP delivers to the ATO live information about payroll transactions. This enables them to cross match with other authorities...
  • 23rd Oct 2019

    Update on Remuneration Matters

    We have prepared the following update in relation to various remuneration matters. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of these, or if you require further assistance. Taxi travel...
  • 5th Jun 2019

    An Economic Roundup

    As another financial year comes to a close, it is interesting to take a few moments and reflect on the previous rollercoaster 6 months we have had in both the Australian economy and Federal politics...
  • 22nd May 2019

    Business Top Tips for maximising your 2018-2019 deductions

    Increase in the instant asset write off: The instant asset write off for assets costing less than $25,000 that has previously been available to businesses with a turnover of $10 million or less has...
  • 28th Apr 2019

    Single Touch Payroll to include everyone

    The changes are so significant and compulsory that we think that it is worth presenting a summary for each employer category
  • 30th Jan 2019

    Single Touch Payroll Alert

    From 1 July this year, all employers must comply with the STP provisions. Even small employers!
  • 7th Dec 2018

    Could your business survive without you?

    For your business to be of enduring value, it cannot be dependent on any one individual, including you.
  • 17th Nov 2018

    Start 2019 with increased productivity

    If time management is not your forte, here are three productivity tips you and your team can adopt to help improve your overall business performance as you start 2019.
  • 8th Oct 2018

    Business tax cuts become reality

    The much discussed and negotiated tax cuts for small to medium businesses have now been passed into law.
  • 4th Oct 2018

    Single Touch Payroll update

    Between the ATO and software suppliers, we are still in a stage of transition. Here are some observations we have made.
  • 1st Oct 2018

    Corporate culture - Critical for successful businesses

    The conversation over corporate culture is increasing and businesses who are interested in long-term success are doing more to build good corporate culture.
  • 15th Aug 2018

    Changes to Victorian long service leave

    Recent changes to the Long Service Leave (LSL) Act in Victoria will come into effect on 1 November 2018
  • 15th Aug 2018

    A practical guideline for private use of business vehicles

    An ATO guideline is aimed at reducing burdensome compliance for employers with company vehicles.
  • 30th May 2018

    Catching up on compulsory employee super

    Employers who have fallen behind with their compulsory SG payments can now take advantage of a 12 months amnesty.
  • 9th May 2018

    Small business - Instant asset write-off

    Small businesses have until 30 June 2018 to take advantage of the $20,000 instant asset write-off.

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