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International Women’s Day: Has anything changed?

International Women’s Day: Has anything changed?

Women and girls make up just over half (50.7%) of the Australian population. While women comprise roughly 47% of all employees in Australia, they take home on average $251.20 less than men each week (full-time adult ordinary earnings). The national gender “pay gap” is 15.3% and it has rema...

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Benefits during emergencies exempt from FBT

If your business assists employees during an emergency, for example floods, bushfires, etc., then Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) is unlikely to apply to the assistance you provide. While we doubt anyone would be thinking about FBT during a crisis, it’s good to know that the tax system does not ...

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Legislation in limbo

Legislation in limbo

A budget, an election and the legislation that hasn’t made it through.

The February 2019 parliamentary sitting days were the last opportunity before the Federal Budget for the Government to introduce or push through new legislation. Next month, on 2...

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Single touch payroll extended to all employers

Single touch payroll extended to all employers

From 1 July 2019, single touch payroll – the direct reporting of salary and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation contribution information to the ATO – will apply to all employers. What employers need to report will also be extended to include certain salary sacrificed amounts. Read More