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The Evolution of Payroll Software

Payroll software has come a long way since the days of the electronic calculator. Now with advanced functionalities, there is a perfect solution available for your business. Talk to us today to find out more or to book a free 30 minute consultation.

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New Tax File Number Declaration Form

As of 5th October 2017, there were changes to the Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration form. In the payee area (Section A) there is now a tick box for working holiday makers at Question 7. This tax rate category is known more colloquially as the ‘backpacker tax’. It...

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What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)?

What is Single Touch Payroll (STP) and how will it affect my business? According to the ATO, Single Touch Payroll is a reporting scheme that aims to introduce transparency in payroll reporting to ensure employers are meeting their obligations. This government initiative has been the single biggest move toward payroll centralisation since PAYG was introduced in 2000. It involves the streamlined reporting for salaries, wages, PAYG and superannuation as it’s processed each pay cycle.

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Legislative Changes that affect Payroll 2017/18

Superannuation Guarantee will remain the same at 9.5% Maximum Superannuation Contributions Base for 2017/18 is $52,760 per quarter / $211,040 per year - this is indexed annually.  For any earnings above this limit, employers do not have to pay SG Contributions....

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Backpacker Tax

From 1 January 2017 new tax rules apply for working holiday makers on visa subclass 417 (Working Holiday) or 462 (Work and Holiday). You can check if your employees visa subclass is 417 or 462 using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online service (VEVO). The Change...

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Legislative Changes that affect Payroll – 2016/17

Superannuation Guarantee will remain at 9.5% Maximum Superannuation Contributions Base for 2016/17 is $51,620 per quarter / $206,420 per year - this is indexed annually.  For any earnings above this limit, employers do not have to pay SG Contributions. Concessional...

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Increase in the Minimum Wage 2016

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.4% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2016. The new national minimum wage will be $672.70 per week or $17.70 per hour - this is the rate that Parental...

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Increase in the Minimum Wage 2015

Applicable from the first full pay period in July 2015, the minimum wage will increase by 2.5% to $656.90 per week, which equates to $17.29 per hour. This is the rate that Parental Leave Payments are based on. The minimum wages rates for any Modern Award will also...

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Superstream – What you need to Know

E-Payoffice is Superstream Compliant if you are having your superannuation remitted by us via our Clearing House. See extract from the ATO website as follows, further information can be found at Superstream. What is SuperStream? SuperStream is a government reform...

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