Payroll

Top 10 Tax & Super newsroom posts for calendar 2018

  Over the calendar year 2018 there have been many notable tax and self-managed super developments. Apart from bringing news and updates to Tax & Super Australia members and many others, the newsroom page of our website can also serve as a litmus test for what matters most to the tax practitioner community (driven by

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Are your employer clients prepared for Single Touch Payroll?

Are your employer clients prepared for Single Touch Payroll? STP is a government initiative to streamline business reporting obligations, which is due to become compulsory from 1 July 2018. When an employer pays their employees, the payroll information will be sent to the ATO from their payroll solution. Reporting under the new system removes the

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Single Touch Payroll: ATO’s live stream with employers

The ATO has invited several employers to an upcoming “employer engagement” forum next week (on Thursday 16 November) where they will be able to clear up any questions or concerns they still have about Single Touch Payroll (STP). Attending the forum will also be ATO and payroll industry experts, who can answer any questions and

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Single Touch Payroll preparation packs for tax practitioners

The ATO has provided two PDF documents for tax practitioners, tax agents and other tax and payroll professionals — a “Communication resource pack” and a “Tax practitioner presentation” — in preparation for the looming introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP). (Scroll down for download links.) The ATO says the above resources are intended to: provide

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Single touch payroll delayed for more consultation

When the Single Touch Payroll initiative was first floated at the end of 2014, it was touted as a tool that would eliminate several red-tape producing processes and do away with the need for many reporting demands presently dumped on small business owners. It is called “single touch” because the interactive online tool is intended

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