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Director Identification Number for Company Directors

All company directors will soon require a Director Identification Number. A Director...
Keep your customers satisfied

Keep your customers satisfied

Have you noticed that customer service is losing its way in business these days? Customer service should be at the top of the list of priorities for every business.  Unfortunately, it is often neglected.  Once you realise how customer satisfaction affects your...

Thinking about starting a business?

Thinking about starting a business?

Before you launch into the process of setting up your own business, consider these suggestions: Is it right for you? It takes more than just a good idea to start a business.  Commitment and dedication are also important because getting your idea off the ground can...

Are you on top of your debtors?

Are you on top of your debtors?

It goes without saying that a business needs cash flow to keep operating.  If too many customers forget, delay or refuse to pay, your business could end up in serious trouble! Debt collection is an aspect of cash flow management where a lot of businesses...

Employer Superannuation Obligations – June 2015

Reduce 2015 Tax by Paying Super before 30 June 2015 Although the June 2015 quarter superannuation obligations are not legally due until 28 July, if cash flow permits, business owners should look at paying employee super before 30 June (next Tuesday) in order to...

1 July 2014 Federal Budget Recap

Individuals Temporary Budget Repair Levy. Adds 2% to the tax rate for every dollar of a taxpayer’s annual taxable income over $180,000 Increase in the Medicare Levy from 1.5% to 2% Superannuation Guarantee charge increases from 9.25% to 9.5%. Aged care reforms...

Reporting of Employee Payment Summaries

Each year, employers must provide Employee Payment Summaries to Employee by 14 July and also send an Annual Payment Summary Annual Report to the ATO. In the past, employers have been able to lodge their annual report using disks or flash drives. The ATO are closing...

Building & Construction – Industry Annual Reports

The ATO is sending out letters this month to building and construction industry businesses, reminding them that the 2013/2014 Taxable payments annual report is due by 21 July 2014. Businesses affected are those that: Are primarily in the building and construction...

ATO Amnesty – Declare Foreign Income Now

On 27 March 2014, the ATO announced “Project DO IT: disclose offshore income today”, focussed on taxpayers who earn income from overseas sources and have foreign assets. As part of this project the ATO will provide an opportunity for taxpayers to make voluntary...

Credit File Laws / Privacy Laws in Australia

Have you ever missed a credit card payment by accident? Have you ever lost mobile phone bill in a pile of mail on your desk? Beginning in 2014 these oversights are going to hurt your chances of acquiring any type of credit that you may be shopping for. 2014 brings...

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