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Chamber of Commerce | 15th Annual Budget Briefing

For 15 years the Chamber of Commerce and Merit Partners have bought you the only event where you will hear direct from the Treasurer, Hon Nicole Manison MLA, on budget day. Be there to find out how this budget will impact on your business and take the opportunity to...

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30 June Important Reminders for your Business

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Merit Alert!

The R&D Tax Incentive is the federal government’s primary assistance programme for encouraging business R&D and approximately 14,000 Australian companies register annually. Registrations for R&D activity conducted during the YE 30 June 2018 must be lodged by 30 April 2019.

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Merit Alert!

Single Touch Payroll is a reporting initiative to streamline business payroll reporting obligations. Employers will be required to send payroll information directly to the ATO from their payroll software each time they pay their employees. On 12 February 2019, legislation was passed to extend Single Touch Payroll (STP) to include small employers. From 1 July 2019, businesses with 19 or less employees will be required to comply with STP reporting obligations on every pay run. Before reporting commences, businesses will need to notify the ATO which STP provider they are reporting through and nominate an Authorised Contact.

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Your ATO debt may affect your credit rating!

The government has released draft legislation that will allow the ATO to disclose tax debt information to
registered credit reporting bureaus (CRBs).
CRBs may include tax debt information in their credit reports, which are available to parties who wish to use
this information to make an informed decision on the credit worthiness of a business.

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