Do you have backpackers working for you?

As an Employer, you are responsible to make sure the tax you withhold from employees’ wages is at the correct level.  For those employers hiring backpackers who are in Australia on a 417 or 462 working holiday visa, you’ll need to follow the tax rate changes that commenced on 1 January 2017.

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Do you use your Car for your business?

From 1 July 2017 the following car threshold amounts apply for luxury cars:

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Beware of ATO Scams!

From time to time we receive calls from concerned clients claiming the ATO has rung them demanding payment for outstanding debts immediately.  Or some clients received an email from someone posing as the ATO to ask you to click on a link.

These are most likely scammers trying to defraud you of your hard earned money. Do not provide them with any information over the phone, or click on any link in that email. For people who have their tax returns prepared and lodged with the ATO via a tax agent – the ATO will not contact you directly as they are required to contact your tax agent first.

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Aston Accountants has a new partner!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Emily Yip has joined us as a partner from 1 July 2017.

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Super Streaming is coming!

You may be wondering what is this Super Streaming that everyone is talking about.  It’s a new Government requirement for super funds and employers and basically means each Super Fund will have an electronic identifier that will enable prompt transfers of super to their account.

If you are one of our Self-Managed Super Fund clients, we’ll be contacting you with details very soon. You can read more in this ATO fact sheet: Super Stream Changes for SMSFs (ATO)