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Arabon Accountants tax changes 1 July 2021

Tax changes and updates from 1 July 2021

The new financial year has arrived and so has several updates to the tax system and new policies impacting superannuation, healthcare, wages and tax rates.  Here’s what you need to know post 1 July 2021. Superannuation payments to increase Working Australians will receive a 0.5% boost to their superannuation fund.  Legislation requires superannuation contributions to …

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Trust Distribution Minutes and Dividend Statements: what you need to know before June 30

It’s almost 30 June.  Have you done your trust distribution minute and/or intend to pay your beneficiaries a dividend?  If you have a discretionary trust, then 30 June is an important date for you. The purpose of a trust is to separate the legal and beneficial ownership of assets. The legal ownership of the asset …

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Arabon Accountants STP updates June 2021

Changes to STP and concessions ending 30 June 2021

Currently, small employers (19 or less) are exempt from reporting ‘closely held payees’ through Single Touch Payroll (STP).  Micro employers (4 or less) have also had the option of quarterly STP reporting.  Changes to these STP concessions will end on 30 June 2021. Small employers have had some concessions when it comes to reporting their …

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The importance of employment contracts, workplace policies and procedures

An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and employee that sets out the terms and conditions of employment.  It is not necessary to specifically agree on a contract for one to exist. The fact that an employee starts work for an employer brings with it certain fundamental implied terms, such as the right …

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