Technical News

New PAYG Tax Tables

The Federal Budget Tax Bill passed through both houses of Parliament last Friday 9th October and the new tax tables are now available on the ATO’s website.  This means that the stage 2 personal income tax cuts have been brought forward and backdated to 1 July this year. Employers have until 16th November to implement these changes and the new…

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With recent changes to fundraising licence requirements and reporting for charities registered with the ACNC, Not-for-Profit Law has updated its information and fact sheets for fundraising requirements by state.  Note that if your charity is fundraising online, it may need to consider requirements in all states and territories. To view the Not-for-Profit Law information in detail, click here

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Your organisation should be committed to protecting the privacy of personal information which the organisation collects, holds and administers. Personal information is information which directly or indirectly identifies a person.  The Institute of Community Directors and Moores have made available a template privacy policy, to provide a framework in dealing with privacy considerations. To download a copy of the policy,…

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The workplace issues arising out of the coronavirus outbreak can be complex. Fair Work Australia Workplace Legal Advice Program helps employers deal with issues and get on with running their business. It gives eligible employers access to free, confidential legal advice. To view further information on the Fair Work Australia Workplace Legal Advice Program, click here

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From the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020, new minimum rates and allowances start in awards for the construction, manufacturing and a range of other industries. To see a list of all awards increasing from 1 November, click here To see the updated Fair Work Australia pay guides (to be issued 31 October), click here

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A recent decision of the South Australian Employment Court, Sohel Rana v We4Us Pty Ltd, Masudur Rahman and Tanvir Ahmed, is a timely reminder to employers and company directors of the importance of defining a worker’s status, i.e. employee vs contractor, in accordance with the Fair Work Commission and ATO requirements.  In imposing the substantial penalties on the employer ($43,000)…

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Red Tape Reduction in WA

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) welcomes reforms that will further reduce the red tape burden for charities in Western Australia. Under the reforms, duplicated reporting requirements for incorporated associations in Western Australia that are also registered with the ACNC, will be removed. Associations will only need to report to the ACNC using the Annual Information Statement. They will…

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Cyber Security

As cyber attacks become more sophisticated and frequent, it’s important for organisations to have the systems in place to come out the other side in one piece.  Charities are not immune to these attacks, and if anything, may be in a more vulnerable position than corporate organisations which have more budget and resources to nip the attack in the bud.…

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JobKeeper Extension

JobKeeper has been extended to 28 March 2021, in two extension periods.  Payments have now been broken into two tiers, based on hours worked by employees.  If already enrolled for JobKeeper, there is no need to enrol again, but you do need to demonstrate and confirm eligibility by 31 October.  If not already enrolled, you can enrol at any time…

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