An employee may have a statutory right to volunteer as part of the national response to the bushfire relief effort and there are several types of leave available. Background The nation and the world have watched as Australia grapples with one of the worst natural disasters the country has ever seen. As part of the national relief effort, employers and employees should be aware of entitlements available to those volunteering

The Government has reintroduced legislation to create a new system to register company directors using a unique identification number and to modernise Australia’s broader business registers. The introduction of Director Identification Numbers (DIN) primarily targets phoenix activities, where company controllers shutdown an existing entity and transfer its assets to a new company as a means to avoid debts and liabilities, at significant cost to its creditors, employees and the Australian

The ATO recently released statistics showing small business is responsible for 12.5% ($11.1 billion) of the total estimated ‘tax gap’. These new figures give visibility to tax compliance issues within the small business sector and indicate where we can expect ATO resources to be focussed now and in the future. The tax gap estimates the difference between the tax collected and the amount that would have been collected if everyone

From Senate inquiries to proposed legislation, below is a summary of some of the major changes that happened in the business environment in 2019. January: Senate Inquiry into Credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship The inquiry focused on payday business loan, consumer leases and buy-now-pay-later providers and how these arrangements are influencing consumer spending habits. Some concern centred around the financial safety of consumers

DPNs can be scary and confusing! They also have hidden tricks and traps that many people will not recognise or understand, so we’ve provided below an infographic to help you understand your DPN. If you’ve received a DPN and would like to talk to someone, call our friendly staff on 4922 6128.

Informal workplace complaints are unfortunately something that managers have to handle on a regular basis: whether it’s an employee letting off steam and having a whinge about their colleagues or something more serious that an employee just wants to get off their chest and insists they don’t want investigated. Given the very nature of informal workplace complaints (the fact that they are usually verbal, aren’t made in accordance with a

Ever wonder why you still see $99.95 items on sale when it’s obvious that it’s a marketing trick? with the gift card system for small business you can increase gift voucher revenue, simplify processes and improve cash flows. Because it works. With marketers creating campaigns based on psychological and behavioural insights backed by data, they’re ignoring a fundamental truth in retailing: pricing is the most effective marketing tool in the

As a business owner, it’s important you understand that the SEO agency Luton is vital for your website. In fact, it could be your golden ticket to immense profits. But how? The answer is search engine optimisation (or SEO). Share Share Email Share Xero Xero How SEO improves your website’s visibility SEO is the process of making your website visible in search engine results pages (or ‘SERPs’ as they’re often called).

Five years ago, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) offered a penalty amnesty on undisclosed foreign income. Five years on, the ATO has again flagged that underreporting of foreign income is an issue but this time the gloves are off. How you are taxed and what you are taxed on depends on your residency status for tax purposes. As tax residency can be different to your general residency status it’s important

What often seems to make perfect sense in the real world does not always make sense for the Australian Tax Office (ATO).