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Bookkeepers urged to check on withholding cycle changes Bookkeepers have been urged to keep an eye out for possible client PAYG withholding period changes due to the introduction of Single Touch Payroll. Write comment ...
‘Particularly serious’ record keeping results in $125k in penalties Record-keeping issues and the lack of payslips have seen the Fair Work Ombudsman secure up to $125,000 in penalties against a Queensland sushi operator. Write com...
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Non-compliant STP clients set for ATO contact With less than half of the small business community yet to start reporting through Single Touch Payroll, the Tax Office will soon begin writing to employer clients ahead ...
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E-invoicing adoption progresses The implementation of e-invoicing in Australia is moving ahead, with small businesses set to benefit from quicker payment times and processing cost savings. Write...
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ICB questions diploma-level entry qualification proposal A proposed lift in BAS agent education requirements to the diploma level is not the answer to raising standards in the industry, with a greater focus on practical trainin...
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Employee misclassification sees company penalised close to $90k A misclassification of drivers as contractors, rather than employees, has landed a Sydney transport company close to a $90,000 penalty from the Fair Work Ombudsman. ...
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TPB review considers lifting BAS agent education requirement An independent review of the Tax Practitioners Board is currently considering raising the primary educational requirement of a BAS agent to that of a diploma level qualif...
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Fair Work conducts surprise raid on Chapel Street bars Payslips, rosters and employment records were among some of the documents reviewed by Fair Work as it conducted a surprise audit on a popular Melbourne bar group suspecte...
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Government moves to criminalise wage underpayment The government is set to criminalise wage underpayment in the wake of a number of high-profile payroll error cases, but experts have instead called for a review of the aw...
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Mistakes ‘inevitable’ with ‘incredibly difficult’ awards system The $7.8 million underpayment scandal engulfing celebrity chef George Calombaris is symptomatic of the sheer complexity of Australia’s workplace laws, but tougher finan...
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Major hospitality company backpays $7.8m in wages A celebrity chef’s restaurant company has entered into a court-enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman after serious payroll failures saw $7.8 million in u...
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‘Be prepared to walk away’: Dealing with errant payroll clients With payroll errors popping up more than ever, bookkeepers have been urged to probe their employer clients’ knowledge of awards and to be prepared to walk away from tho...
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