Changes to long service leave were made in November which may affect your entitlements.
The 2018 Individual Checklist is now available.
Although small businesses do not have corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in place as large companies do, they do have just as much opportunity to contribute to sustainable business.
Business values, much like personal values, influence behaviour and provide a set of rules or guidelines to follow. However, in a business context, values are often set and ignored.
Business owners are faced with making decisions every day. And although the degree of severity differs, some decisions can make or break a business.
Keeping the business in the family when you decide it’s time to retire is a common decision for many business owners. However, ensuring the change of hand is carried out effectively is seldom done right.
Businesses must be aware of their responsibilities at the end of the financial year.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced its compliance and enforcement priorities for 2018.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is urging employers with 20 or more employees to prepare for the introduction of Single Touch Payroll.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new topic for employers. But in light of the #MeToo movement, it is one worth revisiting.
When an employee is let go or they quit; there is a chance they are owed money, otherwise known as employment termination payments.
After major findings concerning unfair small business contract terms, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has continued the investigative focus, to ensure small business receive appropriate protection.
To protect honest, compliant Australian businesses, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has placed a strong emphasis on targeting the cash and hidden economy.
Ensuring employees are engaged and committed to their work will ensure they are making a valuable and profitable contribution to the business.
The Government has announced that the GST treatment of digital currency, such as Bitcoin, is now the same as using money for purchases of goods and services.
Creating an efficient workplace is desirable for both staff and business owners alike. Not only does it save money and time, it can also improve productivity and morale.
When it comes to public holidays, business owners have the responsibility of getting it right.
The New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the past year, and implement changes in order to strengthen and grow your business.
In a digital world full of disruptors, change is the new norm. Businesses that fail to keep up with technological advancements and let go of opportunities are essentially kicking themselves in the foot.
In the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) 4 yearly review of modern awards, the FWC has developed a draft model for 85 modern awards to contain a provision which will allow casual employees to request full-time or part-time employment after 12 months of employment.
Dying intestate (without a Will) can pose many complications for the ordinary person. But when a sole director and shareholder of a company dies without a Will it can have an even more devastating impact.
As of 1 September 2017, Australian businesses are banned from charging customers excessive surcharges for using EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard and American Express cards to make payments.
Your business may be entitled to the small business income tax offset. The tax offset allows certain businesses to reduce their taxable income by up to $1,000.
In a perfect world, every customer your business works with will be pleased with how the transaction went and will want to return to you for future business.
Vulnerable workers are set to receive better protection after the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017.
When business is going well, many owners look to expand their business. Consider the following advice before doing so:
Property investors can access a wide range of tax deductions and items subject to depreciation for their rental property yet many miss out on unknown tax breaks, foregoing an average of $20,000 a year on a $1 million house.
The ATO is currently targeting workrelated expenses by taking a closer look at unusual deductions and claims that are higher than expected.
The Australian Tax Office has its sight set on individuals participating in an increasing number of aggressive tax avoidance and retirement planning schemes in self-managed superannuation funds.
Many taxpayers who rent out a room in their home, whether it be via Airbnb or another avenue, are unaware that the practice can incur capital gains tax (CGT).