Changing business conditions, interruptions and adapting to new ways of working has likely impacted your business. If you feel like you are finally coming up for air, it’s time to be positive and proactive and get your business back on track.
The ATO is providing additional support to taxpayers having difficulty meeting their tax and Superannuation Guarantee charge obligations for employees because of COVID-19.
Under the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) scheme, employers are required to make quarterly contributions on behalf of their employees, and the due date for the September 2021 quarter is 28 October 2021.
As part of the expansion of Single Touch Payroll (known as STP Phase 2), from 1 January 2022, employers will need to report additional payroll information in their STP reports. The ATO will support employers with the move to STP Phase 2 reporting.
Employers may soon need to do something extra when a new employee starts to work for them.
2021 Taxable Payments Annual Reports (TPARs) are due to be lodged for businesses who have paid contractors to provide the following services: building and construction cleaning courier, delivery or road freight information technology (‘IT’) security, surveillance or investigation
Treasury has released draft legislation introducing the long-awaited third party reporting regime (proposed to apply from 1 July 2022). The new regime will initially require ride-sharing and short term accommodation online platform operators to report transactions they facilitate directly to the ATO.
Employers should have already been reporting through Single Touch Payroll (‘STP’) unless they only have closely held payees, or they are covered by a deferral or exemption. From 1 July 2021, there have been changes to STP reporting for small employers with closely held payees and quarterly reporting for micro employers.
The ATO is alerting taxpayers that its sights are set on work-related expenses like car and travel claims that are predicted to decrease in this year’s tax returns.
The ATO has advised that it will engage in two new data matching programs dealing with property transactions.