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Hired a “contractor” who is really an employee? There are consequences

If your business is looking to put on more staff, first of all: congratulations. But secondly, a warning. The engagement status of workers is an important distinction – whether they are employees or independent contractors – and has consequences that can get many employers into unforeseen hot water. Hired a “contractor” who is really an

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Guide to finding an accountant or tax agent

Many Australians have moved to lodging their own tax returns. Recent data from the Australian Taxation Office shows that almost 30% of individual taxpayers are lodging their own tax returns online. This still leaves a large proportion of Australians who use an accountant of some description to assist them in determining the tax they owe

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5 tips to a tax-free Christmas work party

Christmas will be here before we know it, and it is likely that better organised employers will already be thinking about their yuletide preparations. 5 tips to a tax-free Christmas work party. But while you should feel free to pop a champagne cork or three for your employees, make sure that you don’t get the

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GST credits 101

Generally, a business charges its customers, and then pays the ATO, goods and services tax (GST) for taxable sales of goods and services made in the course of business. This is set at 10% of the price of an item. However to isolate the amount of GST from the “displayed” price it is necessary to

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Industry specific (free) SuperStream webinars

The Tax Office has begun contacting employers in specified industry groups with tailored support to help them understand and start using SuperStream. The Tax Office says it will be making contact over the coming months with small business employers that may not yet be using SuperStream to make super contributions. In all there are 22

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