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Small Business

Are Your Contractors Really Employees?

Are Your Contractors Really Employees?

Two landmark cases before the High Court highlight the problem of identifying whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee for tax and superannuation purposes.

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( Posted in: Tax )

What is a Director Identification Number? | Why do I Need a DIN?

What is a Director Identification Number? | Why do I Need a DIN?

Pat Mannix talks about Director Identification Numbers (DIN). What is a DIN? Why do the directors of Australian companies need one? What date do you need to apply by? Pat answers all of these questions in this informative short video.

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( Posted in: Tax )

ATO assistance for those with overdue payments and lodgments

ATO assistance for those with overdue payments and lodgments

A reminder has been released from the Australian Taxation Office to advise that there is help available for those who are currently not up to date with their payment and lodgment obligations.

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( Posted in: Tax )

Understanding Your Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Statements

Understanding Your Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Statements

As a business owner it’s crucial that you keep track of your finances. You don’t need to be an expert on all the reporting if you have a bookkeeper who assists you, but you do need to keep an eye on two key reports to know that you have control of your company’s financial health.

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( Posted in: Tax )

How to set up your Director ID

How to set up your Director ID

Directors are now required to register for a unique identification number that they will keep for life. The introduction of the Director Identification Number (DIN) is part of the Government’s Modernisation of Business Registers (MBR) Program creating greater transparency, and preventing the potential for fraud and phoenix company activity. So, who needs one? What is the timeframe to apply and how do I set it up?

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( Posted in: Tax )

Recruiting new employees? The 1 November superannuation rule changes

Recruiting new employees? The 1 November superannuation rule changes

From 1 November 2021, where an employee does not identify a superannuation fund, the employer is required to contact the ATO and request details of the employee’s existing superannuation fund or ‘stapled’ fund (the fund stapled to them).

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( Posted in: Superannuation )

Construction Industry Support Round Four

Construction Industry Support  Round Four

The Victorian Government are offering support for entitled construction businesses, including employing and non-employing businesses, who were affected by the construction sector shutdown from 21 September – 4 October 2021.

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( Posted in: Community )

Unwinding COVID-19 Relief

Unwinding COVID-19 Relief

COVID-19 support will roll back as states and territories reach vaccination targets.

The National Plan, the road map out of COVID-19, does more than provide greater freedoms at 70% and 80% full vaccination rates, it withdraws the steady stream of Commonwealth financial support to individuals and business impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures. We look at the impact and the support that remains in place.

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( Posted in: Community )