During COVID-19, the ATO took a softly-softly approach to debt collection, acknowledging the financial impacts of the pandemic. However, with the economy now opening back up, firmer debt collection practices are resuming, including garnishees, recovery of director penalties, disclosure of business tax debts, and legal actions including summons, creditors petition, wind-up and insolvency action. Do you or your business have a tax debt? If so, it’s important to engage with the ATO with our assistance. Their payment plans can be quite flexible.

Employers need to make Single Touch Payroll (STP) finalisation declarations by 14 July each year. As your registered agent, we can assist you in this important, upcoming process. Your employees depend on this process being completed in order to lodge their tax returns.

Meanwhile, the new financial year heralds an increase to the superannuation guarantee (SG) rate for your employees and certain contractors. Low paid workers are now also entitled to SG. This additional employer cost comes with some complexity. We guide you through it.

Please contact us for clarification, or further advice, regarding any of the topics covered in this newsletter.

Disclaimer: All information provided in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not personal financial or investment advice. Also, changes in legislation may occur frequently. We recommend that our formal advice be obtained before acting on the basis of this information.