Gig economy danger: Hiring a “contractor” who is really an employee

  If your business client is looking to put on more staff, then by all means congratulate them. But they may also benefit from a follow-up warning. In these days of the “gig economy”, the engagement status of workers has become an even more important distinction – whether they are employees or independent contractors –

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Clients hiring or firing? Tax tools, forms, and other template letters

Tax tools, forms, and other template letters The following may be helpful for your clients’ dealings with their employees, especially when hiring staff and managing employees once they are on-board. There are also template letters for use when terminating employment. PAYG withholding tables Tax withheld calculator (for employers and other withholding payers) Regular payments Tax

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ATO warns small businesses: Time running out to meet super payment compliance

The ATO has warned that time is running out for small businesses to start paying their superannuation contributions via the new and mandatory electronic standard SuperStream. The October 28 deadline is only one week away, meaning small businesses (those with 19 or fewer employees) have just one super guarantee payment date left. Assistant commissioner Nicole

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