Do you need to register for WA Payroll Tax?

Business owners can be so occupied with running their business and hiring staff and most often miss out important thresholds that they need to be aware of.

In the past we have seen businesses missing the threshold to register for WA Payroll Tax simply because they do not realise that it is their responsibility as an employer to ensure they register, lodge and pay Payroll Tax on time.

In recent years WA Payroll Tax has become more complicated as there were several changes made to various thresholds and tiers as well as the tax rates.

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Small Business Grants WA

To assist small businesses with the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the WA state government has released a series of business grants since the pandemic started.

Currently the following grants are available for WA businesses:

–          Small Business Hardship Grants (December 2021 and extended program)
–          Payroll tax waiver
–          Tenant Rent Relief Scheme
–          Landlord Rent Relief Incentive
–          Tenant Rental Credit Scheme (State Government tenants)

For the hospitality and events industry, the following grants are available:

–          Alfresco support package
–          Waiver of Liquor Licensing fees
–          Event Supplier Support Program

Different eligibility criteria applies to each grant so check the website for details.  If you need assistance applying for the grant please contact us.

Important note: the grants received will likely taxable income to the business so please make sure it is declared in the business’s tax return in the year of receipt.

End of financial year checklist for businesses

What can businesses do before 30 June to prepare for the end of financial year as well as legally reduce tax liability for 2022 financial year?

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New requirements for Directors from 5 April 2022

Are you planning to set up a new company and be the company director? Or are you planning to set up a new Self-Managed Super Fund where your company would be a trustee and you would be the director?

Do you know that legislation has passed in June 2020, whereby from 5 April 2022 onwards it is mandatory that all directors of a company to have a Director’s ID (Director identification number, or DIN) before you are allowed to be appointed as a director?

How to apply for Director’s ID?
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STP Phase 2 rollout

In the 2019–20 Budget, the Government announced that Single Touch Payroll (STP) would be expanded to include additional information.

The expansion of STP, also known as STP Phase 2, would reduce reporting burden for employers who need to report information about their employees to multiple government agencies.

The mandatory start date for Phase 2 reporting was 1 January 2022 however

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