Have you seen the ATO’s Tax InVoice service?

Posted by Tanya Moran on 19-Mar-2018 07:00:00

The ATO are leading the charge with embracing new technology and reaching consumers with the recent release of their official podcast channel. A clever play on words, it is aptly named Tax InVoice. The ATO is being proactive and finding a more modern medium to educate and engage with Australian tax payers.

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Topics: ATO, Superannuation, Tax, tax invoice, APRA, Australian Taxation Office

Are your super payments up to date?

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 27-Apr-2017 15:06:50


You might be pretty good at paying your employees their wages and PAYG tax payments are now automated when you do your BAS lodgements. However, what about super? This can often be a forgotten liability that a business faces. But did you know that like your BAS, super needs to be reported on and paid quarterly. Plus there are penalties that apply if you don’t.

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Topics: ATO, Superannuation, employee;

2017 Budget Roundup: Edition Two

Posted by Michael Derin on 13-Apr-2017 15:22:08


With only four weeks till the budget will be announced, speculation is growing over what it will include, and just how big that deficit will be.

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Topics: Budget, SME, Tech Business, Superannuation, innovation, international business

2017 Budget Roundup: Edition One

Posted by Michael Derin on 07-Apr-2017 12:36:58

There is a strong focus on small business and what the impacts and benefits will be for those in small business, including the definition of what a small business is! 

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Topics: Budget, SME, Tech Business, Superannuation, innovation, international business

Super battle continues - Treasurer in denial about retrospective changes

Posted by Norman Howe on 19-May-2016 14:55:19

Public backlash following the proposed super changes has both sides of politics seemingly ducking for cover over their respective changes to super. 

Each side is focusing on the taxing aspect when the real issue is about the retrospective nature of the proposed changes and how this impacts on the current contributions cap.

Doesn’t seem fair if you are in your 50’s and planned to maximise salary sacrifice super savings over the next 10 years.

Some argue the proposed super changes by government and Labor are a poor choice, so “let’s compare the pair” and if any of this really is retrospective.

Labor's policy: Plans to intorduce tax on super pension earnings above $75,000.  Mind you this is on balances accumulated in the past under existing rules, this is also retrospective. 

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Topics: Budget, SMSF, Superannuation, Tax

Budget changes to Super - Bad Policy?

Posted by Norman Howe on 10-May-2016 17:38:45

Fairness is the current political currency catchcry, so how is retrospective super rule changes fair?

Some say Scott Morrison’s 2016 Federal budget attack on superannuation is an ill-advised disguised attempt to raise revenue to balance the books and repair the budget, at the expense of hundreds of thousands of super members who trusted a government that said no changes to super at the last election.

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Topics: SMSF, Superannuation, Wealth Creation

#Budget2016, how does it rate?

Posted by Azure Group on 03-May-2016 17:40:18

A WIN for Small Business & Technology Startups, punishing for rich Retirees....

Scott Morrison delivered the initiatives needed for small business to lead the way on building our economy into the future.   Here's our take on the #Budget2016.

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Topics: Budget, Tech Business, Startups, Superannuation, Tax, innovation

SuperStream Compliance becomes compulsory for all Employers 1st July 2016 – less then 100 days to go!

Posted by Azure Group on 30-Mar-2016 13:15:40


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Topics: SME, ATO, Superannuation, employee;

Women and superannuation: a concerning relationship

Posted by Norman Howe on 24-Jul-2015 11:58:00
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Topics: Superannuation

Superannuation Wrap Up for 2013

Posted by Norman Howe on 29-Jan-2014 11:51:00

Outside of tax and compliance, the 2013 Federal Election also saw changes in superannuation that would impact SME owners in a significant way. Most notably, the introduction of SuperStream, which is explored in more detail below.

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Topics: Superannuation

Coalition to give Labor's superannuation laws the axe

Posted by Norman Howe on 03-Dec-2013 11:20:00


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Topics: Superannuation

ATO SuperStream Reform: Moving Superannuation into the digital age –ready or not

Posted by Azure Group on 28-Aug-2013 10:34:00

On 1 July 2011, the Government commenced the implementation of the ATO administered SuperStream, a package of measures designed to enhance the 'back office' of superannuation using:

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Topics: Superannuation