Completing TFN Declarations made easier

Employers are required to complete a TFN Declaration for all new employees. Once completed the form should be sent to the ATO within 14 days of the employee’s start date.

 

The ATO have developed a fillable TFN declaration form which is available at http://www.ato.gov.au/TFNdec

 

Rather than calling the ATO to order the form and wait for it to be mailed to you, you can now simply download it.  Even your new employee can download the form, fill it in on the screen and then send it to you to complete.  Once complete, print it out, have it signed, and send the original copy to the ATO using the address on the form.

 

The TFN Declaration can be filed through Xero without the need to mail it to the ATO, if you are using Xero to run your payroll.

 

Remember to keep a copy for your files.

 

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Remitting employee super payments when there is insufficient information

As an employer you are obliged to pay your employee their wages, remit their PAYG Withholding to the ATO as well as remit superannuation payments to their superannuation fund accounts.

In an ideal world, on the first day your employee starts work with you, they would complete their forms including a Super Choice Form informing you their superannuation fund account details for you to remit superannuation payments.

What if your employee did not provide enough information for you to remit superannuation payments, and the amount is due to be paid?

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September 17 quarter Business Activity Statement

September 2017 quarterly Business Activity Statement (BAS) will due for lodgement and payment by 30 Oct 2017 if lodged by yourselves, or 25 November 2017 if lodged via an agent like us.

Leave your worries for preparing BAS to us by contacting us and see how we could help!

It’s SUPER time!

For businesses with employees, it’s quarterly Superannuation payment time!

The deadline for superannuation payment for the September 2017 quarter is due 28 Oct 2017. For businesses using AutoSuper on Xero, the cut off date to have it submitted and approved is 4pm AEDT, Tuesday 24 October. This ensures they reach the super funds by 28 October.

If you require assistance, Aston is happy to help!

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Employee or Contractor – Myths and Facts

The following examines some common misunderstood rules around the employee vs contractor situation.

 

Myth: I have an ABN so I am a contractor.

You may have an ABN but that does not make you a contractor.

Fact: The ATO has various checks to ensure business owners are treating their staff/contractors correctly.

To put it simply, the ATO will look at the work arrangement and the way the payments were calculated etc to determine whether one is an employee or not.

 

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