COVID – 19 Second-Round & Updated Stimulus Package Breakdown

On March 22, the Australian government announced a second-round stimulus package in response to the current economic downturn due to COVID-19. This is a summary of Australia’s and Victoria’s updated support packages and clear links for you to read further.   Victoria Payroll tax waived Businesses with annual taxable wages up to $3 million will have their payroll tax for … Read More

COVID-19 updates and HR resources for Small Businesses

COVID-19 updates and HR resources for Small Businesses As business owners and leaders, the more we know, the better equipped we are to make great decisions. As Brian Tracy says, “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis” and we are being tested now that’s for sure, but we can’t panic. We must remain calm … Read More

Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty

Do you have Superannuation owing?   If you have unpaid superannuation guarantee amounts owing for yourself or your employees then this is very important. Recently the federal government introduced legislation that will provide a one-off amnesty on unpaid superannuation guarantee amounts. Under the amnesty, the administration charge will not be levied against the employer. Also, the employer would be entitled … Read More

Setting up myGovID

Setting up myGovID   The Australian government will cease using AUSkey to transition with their online services by late March 2020. From 25 January 2020, myGovID will become the default login option for the online services for agents. myGovID is an authentication service that allows the users to prove who they are online. It is available as an app through … Read More

Australia Post Price Change

This is important for all businesses to be made aware of if they post regularly to customers. The ACCC has indicated, on 14 November 2019, that it does not object to Australia Post’s draft notification proposing increases to Ordinary Small and Large Letters prices, which will increase the Basic Postage Rate from $1.00 to $1.10. Australia Post will now progress … Read More

Single Touch Payroll

Single Touch Payroll All businesses are now required to submit STP effective 1 July 2019. Are you ready for the change? What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)? Single Touch Payroll, also called STP or one touch payroll, is an initiative from the ATO to encourage frequent salary reporting. This means employers will be required to report salaries and wages, PAYG … Read More

Federal Budget 2019 – 2020

Federal Budget 2019 – 2020 On Tuesday 2 April, Federal Treasure, Mr Josh Frydenberg delivered Australia’s Federal Budget. Unsurprisingly, there are minimum changes to our tax system, with the main focus being enhancement of tax integrity measures. Superannuation legislation has been left mostly unchanged. Mr Frydenberg advised that the budget is “back in black” announcing a surplus of $7.1 billion next … Read More

FEDERAL BUDGET – 2018/2019

FEDERAL BUDGET – 2018/2019

Welcome to the KSR edition of the Federal Budget overview.

Scott Morrison’s 2018/2019 budget to build a stronger economy for Australia is summarised in the following 5 points

1. Simplifying the individual tax systems and providing tax relief

2. Keeping Australians safe

3. Stronger growth to create more jobs

4. Guaranteeing the essential services that Australians reply on

5. Ensuring the Government lives within its means

Single Touch Payroll (STP)

Single Touch Payroll

Have you thought about how you will prepare?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is mandatory for employers of 20 or more employees from 1 July 2018, and will most probably become mandatory for all employers by 1 July 2019.

Early implementation of the Single Touch Payroll regime can provide your business with efficiencies for reporting tax and superannuation information to the ATO.

Federal Budget – 2017-2018 Brief

Federal Budget – 2017-2018 Brief

Welcome to the KSR edition of the Federal Budget overview.

The Federal Government handed down what commentators are calling a balanced budget. Scott Morrison has embraced a positive outlook for the economy and says the budget focuses on boosting the economy and households. The budget anticipates the books to balance in 2020-21.