Category: FAQ

Super Hero Day

It’s a bird, its a plane, its a person planning for their future needs!
Are you employing super heroes (who want to put away a bit extra for their retirement)?
Salary sacrificing wages into super can help employees save faster than a speeding locamotive, but as an employer, you need to make sure you have all the right paperwork.
Wearing your undies on the outside of tights is all well and good, leaping tall buildings in a single bound has OH&S issues, being your own retirement hero is a super idea!

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NSW Government Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

If you are a sole trader or the owner of a small business in NSW, you may be eligible for the Small Business Fees And Charges Rebate of up to $1500. * terms & conditions apply
The full list of eligible fees and charges (500+) is now available.
You may be eligible to claim back your company vehicle registration!
Online applications open now. 

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Anzac Day Public Holidays 2021

Anzac Day is coming up, are you aware of which days are considered public holidays in your state?

According to fairwork –
3 states have declared 2 public holidays,
2 states have moved to Monday and
3 are on the actual day.

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Changes to casual employment

On Friday 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) was amended to change workplace rights and obligations for casual employees. The changes were made by the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Amendment Act).

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Records And Information Management Month

Are you all over business record management?
ATO says:
As the business owner, you are accountable for understanding your record-keeping obligations. If you use a registered tax or BAS agent to manage your records, you still retain primary accountability.
We’re registered BAS agents, we can help setup systems and apps to get your records under control.
(we can also help you convert old records to digital so you can ditch the filing cabinet)

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Today is the end of the FBT Year

No idea what FBT even is?
Fringe Benefits Tax when an employee receives benefits from their employer other than wages (and the government still wants a cut of that).

Your tax agent can help you define what is considered a fringe benefit and prepare the paperwork for lodgement (and payment).
If you have a company car, take an odometer reading today and review your spending.

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NSW Government Fee Rebate Grant

If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW,
you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500.
The rebate can only be used for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021. It cannot be used for fines or penalties, Commonwealth government charges, rent on government premises, or taxes.

Online applications open from April 2021.

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JobKeeper finishes Sunday 28th March

If you’ve been participating in the JobKeeper program – it is now over.

You’ll need to submit your usual monthly report between 1-14th April to receive your final payment.
Don’t forget to remove topups from staff pay templates!

Not sure how your business is performing? Ask your adviser to review your situation and help you plan the way forward.

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Got a company car?

Don’t forget to record your odometer reading!

The end of the FBT financial year is next week – 31st March.
If you use a company car, it is a good idea to record your odometer reading on this day in case your accountant needs it for your FBT return.
p.s If you still need to complete your log book – get racing!

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Work Your Proper Hours Day

What are proper hours?
We know that a standard working week in Australia is 38 hours. You may not know they need to be completed inside a specific spread of hours.

If you are allowing your team to work outside and not their ‘proper hours’ you may be liable for overtime or penalty rates.

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