Category: Payroll News

New Tax File Number Declaration Form

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...
What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)?

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...

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...

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...
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