Business newsletter – November 2019

What the ATO is doing to support small businesses

On 17 October 2019, Second Commissioner, Andrew Mills, addressed the Tax Institute’s 2019 Tasmanian State Convention outlining what the ATO Read More

Have you missed the STP start date?

Small employers had until 30 September to start reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP). There are 3 options if you Read More

Get your PAYG withholding obligations right

All businesses, including not-for-profits, are now required to meet their PAYG withholding obligations before they can claim deductions for payments Read More

More time to spend your xmas gift vouchers (with some exemptions)

New laws apply to all gift cards and vouchers sold from 1 November 2019. Any gift card sold before 1 Read More

Withholding for employee shares

Does your company have an employee share scheme (ESS)? If it does, you will have withholding obligations. See this link Read More

Are you changing your business structure?

If you are changing your business structure (eg from a sole trader to a company), you will need to apply Read More

Working out if you have to pay super

An ATO factsheet provides a useful reminder about when you have to make contributions under the superannuation guarantee (SG) scheme. Read More

Disclosure of business tax debts

The ATO can now disclose tax debt information of businesses to registered credit reporting bureaus (CRBs), but only if certain Read More

7 tips to stay smart online and avoid cybercrime

As part of Stay Smart Online week (in early October), the ATO published some useful tips about improving online safety. Read More

Top 4 weird tax time excuses

The ATO has published some of the weirder excuses it has heard for why the tax return was late or Read More

Key tax dates

Date Obligation 21 November 2019 –       Lodge and pay October 2019 monthly BAS 28 November 2019 –       Lodge and pay Read More