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4 things you need to know about STP

By now you’ve probably heard about Single Touch Payroll (STP). Many of you have already hopped aboard the Automation Train, destination: Compliance. For those of you who are still a little unsure about the whole thing, we pulled together the following information to tell you what you need to …
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It’s been almost twelve months since the Australian Tax Office (ATO) introduced STP for businesses employing 20 people or more. On July 1, the ATO will expand STP to any businesses who employee more than 4 people, which according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, will affect approximately another 2 …
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An Important Update On Single Touch Payroll

It’s official! Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting will be compulsory for small businesses (those with 20 employees or less) from July 1, 2019. To recap, STP changes how employers report PAYG and super information to the ATO. STP requires employers to report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (…
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Payroll has been a hot topic in the news lately. One reason is the announcement last week that Single Touch Payroll will now be obligatory for businesses of all sizes from July 1, 2019. Another reason is that those payroll “scandals” just keep on coming. Why is it that, as a nation, …
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14 FAQ Payroll Questions Answered

There’s been a lot happening in the world of payroll lately. The ATO introduce Single Touch Payroll (STP), the national minimum wage increased by 3.5 percent and Fair Work has very publicly audited businesses of all sizes and caught out many for underpaying staff and misinterpreting awards. As a result, …
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The decision to outsource payroll is a huge step for most businesses. Switching to outsourced payroll can be a hugely beneficial strategy but that doesn’t take away from the large commitment that comes with choosing a payroll provider. It’s one of the most intimate tasks where the wrong …
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Australia – the land of droughts, flooding rains and payroll errors! Last week we learnt that 72% of the 243 food businesses audited by the Fair Work Ombudsman in Glebe, Richmond and Fortitude Valley were non compliant. This week we learnt that retail giant Lush Cosmetics has underpaid 5,000 staff around $2m over the …
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