HIRED A BACKPACKER?


Jun 24, 2017 | By : admin

If you employ backpackers who are in Australia on a 417 or 462 working holiday visa there are some things you’ll need to do following the tax rate changes that started on 1 January 2017. It’s unusual that they have changed the tax rate during the year rather than start it from the 1st July so you may have to processes two payment summaries (Group Certificates in old language!) Hired a working holiday maker before 1 January 2017? You’ll need to issue two payment summaries for

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TFN declaration forms can now be downloaded!


Feb 13, 2017 | By : admin

  We know there’s a lot of paperwork to complete when you hire new employees. The ATO have listened to you and developed a fillable TFN declaration form which is available on their  website. You no longer need to order the form and wait for it to be mailed to you. Just download it from ato.gov.au/TFNdec or even better ask your new employee to download the form and fill it in on the screen. Once it’s filled in print it off, get your employees signature then send the original copy to the

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Be Prepare to be slugged with GST on Google AdWords accounts from November 1st 2016


Nov 3, 2016 | By : admin

Australian Google AdWords customers are preparing to be hit with the goods and services tax (GST) for the first time after Google sent emails to account holders on Tuesday to give notice that their accounts will be billed through Google Australia from November 1. The change comes more than 18 months after then Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull  started the push for multinationals to pay GST on advertising  booked through Australia. While there was some confusion with the initial announc

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