$1,500 JobKeeper subsidy to keep staff employed

Stuart542 Clients, COVID19, General, Super, Tax

A subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight per employee, administered by the ATO, will be paid to businesses that have experienced a downturn of more than 30% (50% for businesses over $1bn). To be a part of the subsidy, employers will need to ensure that their employees receive at least $1,500 per fortnight (before tax). See the example below. Eligibility There … Read More

It’s time to catch up on super

CraigSuper

With an estimated $5.6 billion in super payments not made annually, employers are being encouraged to resolve outstanding super commitments. The recent introduction of the long-awaited superannuation guarantee (SG) amnesty bill is now giving employers a ‘once-only’ opportunity to set things right before tough penalties apply. What does this mean? Under SG laws, employers are required to contribute at least … Read More

Calculating Super Guarantee: The new rule

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From 1 July 2020, new rules will come into effect to ensure that an employee’s salary sacrifice contributions cannot be used to reduce the amount of superannuation guarantee (SG) paid by the employer. Under current rules, some employers are paying SG on the salary less any salary sacrificed contributions of the employee. Currently, employers must contribute 9.5% of an employee’s … Read More

2019/20 budget highlights and key takeaways

CraigAustralian Budget, Chris Fallico, Super, Tax

If you missed the recent announcement of the 2019/20 federal budget, 542 Partners has you covered! The ‘Ballot Box’ budget is designed to showcase the return to surplus and engage voters with initiatives to make them feel like they are more prosperous. A massive infrastructure spend adds to this sentiment. We partnered with Chris Fallico from ACADIA wealth advice to … Read More

2018/19 Budget changes that may affect your business.

StuartBusiness Process, General, Super, Tax

2018-19 budget changes affect small business

Reward for work is a dominant theme in this year’s Budget. The seven year personal income tax plan initially targets low to middle income earners before making significant changes to the tax brackets. While there’s much to be said about the complete budget, we’ve reviewed the key highlights that may affect your business. $20k accelerated depreciation extended until 30 June … Read More

Your casual employees may be entitled to super

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Your casual employees may be entitled to super

The ATO recently reminded small businesses about paying super guarantee (SG) to their casual employees, regardless of whether they are full-time, part-time or casual. If you’re not sure whether your workers are employees or contractors, use the ATO’s Employee/Contractor decision tool. You can use this to work out if your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super … Read More

Top tips for business owners wanting to boost their retirement nest egg – Part 2 (Guest Blog from Acadia Wealth Advice)

CraigChris Fallico, Super

It is not uncommon to see owners of many thriving businesses devote all their financial resources, time and attention into their businesses at the expense of their personal finances. Often this requires accelerating efforts to boost their retirement savings at the back end of their working lives. In our earlier blog we spoke about the recent changes to superannuation, specifically … Read More

Top tips for business owners transitioning into retirement – Part 1 (Guest Blog from Acadia Wealth Advice)

CraigChris Fallico, Super

Chances are you’ve poured your blood sweat and many tears into building your business into the thriving venture it is today. Now, it’s time to turn your attention to what life looks like as you transition into retirement or pull up stumps completely. Successfully transitioning out of your business can be a lengthy process with financial, legal and operational obligations. … Read More

Spotlight On: Super Strategies for Employees

StuartSuper

For many, the new calendar year is a time for change and refocusing, and the end of the financial year should be no different. Australia recently welcomed some positive changes to superannuation for employees. So if you are an employee, now it’s time to focus on your finances and consider the following opportunities for maximising your employment package and overall … Read More

Spotlight On: Super Strategies for Business Owners

CraigSuper

There is no doubt you have heard a lot about the recent super reforms. With so much being said, we’ve distilled our top strategies to help you stay compliant and take advantage of the new rules.   Make voluntary personal contributions The goal posts are changing around both concessional (pre-tax) and non-concessional contributions caps. Lower super caps make it harder … Read More