Managing Annualised Salaries – Modern Award Changes from 1 March 2020

The Fair Work Commission has recently announced changes to annualised salary provisions and our colleague, Matt Bell from the Business & Employment Team at Murdoch Lawyers has provided us with a deeper insight for business owners.   As part of its four-yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission will be introducing new provisions regarding … Continued

When going electronic is actually slower! 

When going electronic is actually slower!  It has been approximately 3 years since employers have had to become “Super Stream” compliant.  That is, all employer super contributions must now be reported and paid electronically.  The ATO, most of the larger super funds and also the bookkeeping software providers like MYOB or Xero utilise a clearing house … Continued

ATO conducting roving audits to put the brakes on the Black Economy

In an effort to stamp out the black economy the ATO have been combing the country over recent months conducting on site visits to businesses, with Bathurst in NSW the latest area to receive attention.  Over the next two months, ATO officers plan to visit approximately 300 Small and Medium businesses in that area, as … Continued

Beware the sharks!

IT & data guru Darren Chapman from Pivotal Data Solutions tells us how to avoid the traps when changing phone systems to the NBN So, you have your new NBN connection in your small business, had it for over 12 months in fact. However, now you keep getting calls from telecoms providers telling you that your phone … Continued

Join us! Bookkeeper Position Available

Basecamp Bookkeeping is part of the Atticus Accountants company and we need the help of a dynamic bookkeeper. This role is currently part time but there is scope for a fulltime position including client management and administration work. After an initial training and settling in period in our office, some of your hours could be … Continued

Talented Toowoomba accountant up for national award

By Tom Gillespie Toowoomba Chronicle 14 May 2019 EMMA Locke has always prided herself on improving her skills as an accountant, and soon she could have a prestigious trophy to confirm it. Ms Locke is a finalist for Young Accountant of the Year at the 2019 Australian Accountant Awards, which will be held at a … Continued

Government gets tougher on unpaid super

The ATO can issue a Director Penalty Notice, known as DPN if companies have not paid their PAYGW or super obligations.  DPN’s have been around for a while but these new changes, which apply from 1st April, 2019, extends the ATO’s powers, particularly in regards to unpaid employee super.  First some background…. What is a … Continued

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