Superannuation

Arabon Accountants national minimum wage increase

Fair Work Commission announces 5.2% national minimum wage increase

The national minimum wage will increase to $812.60 per week, or $21.38 per hour, after a decision by the Fair Work Commission exceeds the government’s suggested 5.1% increase. The Commission decided to increase modern award minimum wages by 4.6% subject to a minimum increase for adult award classifications of $40 per week (full-time). The increase …

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Arabon Accountants changes to superannuation

Two important changes to superannuation from 1 July 2022

Two important changes to superannuation will apply from 1 July 2022. As a business owner, it is important that you understand what these are, what they mean for your business and what actions you need to take. Super Guarantee rate will increase from 10% to 10.5% As a business owner, you usually need to pay …

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Arabon Accountants Federal Budget

Australian Federal Budget 2022/23: the wins for small business

The Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2022–23 Federal Budget on 29 March 2022. In an economy emerging from the pandemic, the Treasurer confirmed an unemployment rate of 4% and an expected budget deficit of $78 billion for 2022–23.  As international uncertainties add pressure on the cost of living, key measures in the budget …

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Arabon Accountants pay superannuation on time

The importance of paying superannuation on time

If your business has employees, then paying superannuation on time is undoubtedly a topic you know much about. The government’s superannuation guarantee requires employers to pay a superannuation contribution equal to 10% (2021/2022) of an employee’s ordinary time earnings if an employee is paid $450 or more before tax in a month.  If you use …

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Arabon Accountants change to employee super

Super stapling: Key change to employer obligations for employee superannuation

From 1 November 2021, there will be a key change to employer obligations for employee superannuation when setting up a new employee’s super fund.  If a new employee doesn’t specify a super fund, there will be an extra step to ensure they comply with government requirements. What is the change?   If a new employee does not specify …

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Arabon Accountants Federal Budget 2021/22

Federal Budget 2021/22: What are the wins for SMEs?

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has delivered a free spending budget designed to drive employment growth, while also allocating increased funding to social programs such as disability services, aged care and mental health, as well as women’s economic security. Included also is the extension of support to taxpayers through the retention of the low and middle-income tax …

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