Category: Small Business Info Sheets

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 February 26, 2021

The future of business is digital

    With the current focus on a change in tax record-keeping obligations to encompass all things digital plus the need to businesses to adapt to a new era in the way they operate, going digital is more important than ever. The virtual world that we’re currently living in doesn’t allow for the same face-to-face
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 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?
On November 17, 2017

How do I start a business? Info for startups

We’re always being asked: how do I get my great idea off the ground and start earning a living from it? Well, we’ve been there and done that, and work with plenty of business owners who started with a side project before turning it into a profitable startup! Here’s a compilation of some sites to