On August 20, 2021

Employment Contract Tool

Helping Small Business Create Employment Contracts Business.gov.au have created a build your own employment contract, for an employee under Australia’s Fair Work System, that is tailored to your business needs. Making your employee’s pay and conditions clear from the start can help protect your business in the long term. It helps small business employers to
On June 25, 2021

Super Guarantee to Increase to 10%

The minimum percentage employers are required to pay is set to increase over time, with the next increase to 10% due on 1st July 2021. This should be considered in part, a wage increase. What This Means for Small Business The proportion of wages that employers must contribute to their workers’ superannuation is legislated to
On June 25, 2021

Small Business Independent Resolution Service

The ATO’s small business independent review service will be offered permanently as a dispute resolution option for eligible small businesses with a turnover less than $10 million. It provides small businesses an additional opportunity to resolve a dispute with the ATO where they disagree with the audit position related to most income tax and indirect
On November 13, 2020

Embrace Go Local First

Australia has over 3.5million small businesses. Small businesses contribute to a third of our economic activity, keep millions of Australians in jobs and are responsible for paying wages to almost half our workforce. They are vital to our everyday lives – especially now we are trying to find the way to economic recovery. Go Local
On November 13, 2020

JobKeeper 1.0 changes into 2.0

7th September 2020 Update: It is now Law. JobKeeper 2.0 Less employers, less employees, lower rates and two different tiers.And Fair Work JobKeeper discretions continue (for some). Which Employers? If the business currently receiving JK experiences an ongoing decline in actual GST Turnover of 30% (50% large, 15% NFP). Or A business is allowed to
On May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Business Support

There is plenty of information coming out about the current stimulus packages. You already know about Cashboost and JobKeeper. But do you know about: Rent relief Power bill relief Bank charges/merchant fee/interest relief Business Loans with generous terms ATO debt relief Fair Work changes to some Awards to allow for standdowns, changes of hours, and
On April 8, 2020

Auskey is ceasing on 27th March 2020

  Any business that uses the Governments Small Business Superannuation Clearing House directly will NOT be able to use Auskey after 27 March 2020. The March quarter super payments are due before 28th April! Auskey is ceasing on 27th March 2020. Business will have to: Have the authorised person of the business establish their myGovID
On August 24, 2018

Xero Tip: Setting up 2 Step Authentication (2FA)

From 11 Sep 2018, Xero is making it compulsory for users who have access to sensitive data (eg. payroll, the subscriber, and anyone who can change bank details in the software) to have increased security when logging in to the software. This is to reduce the risk of internet hackers using their login to change
On August 24, 2018

Business Information Sheet – Cyber Security of Your Software

Backup of Computers and all Data Backups are essential. Offsite, remote or cloud backup is the best option; you can “set and forget”, and it then happens automatically in the background. Alternatively use an external drive and schedule regular backups, e.g. at the end of each work day. Electronic Document Storage Electronic storage of business
On November 17, 2017

Am I in business?

When does a hobby become a business? We often get asked: at what point does a growing hobby need to be registered as a business? Here are some handy pointers: Business Victoria: So you want to start a business? ATO: Are you in business?