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Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Becomes Law

Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Becomes Law

On 6 March 2020, the Federal Government introduced a Superannuation Guarantee Charge (SGC) amnesty. The amnesty allows employers to disclose and pay previously unpaid SGC whilst taking advantage of some benefits. ...

Impact on Business of Coronavirus; Business Tax Debts

Impact on Business of Coronavirus; Business Tax Debts

The coronavirus has had a massive impact on businesses. Whilst there are various government support schemes in place, many businesses have been losing money and one of the first things that businesses stop paying are tax debts. ...

UPDATE: Director Penalty Notices for Unpaid GST

UPDATE: Director Penalty Notices for Unpaid GST

We have previously written about the proposal by the Federal Government to make Director Penalty Notice provisions apply to GST. The legislation making these changes was passed by both houses of Parliament on 5 February 2020....

ATO Recovery Action; Single Touch Payroll

ATO Recovery Action; Single Touch Payroll

We have previously written about how the ATO intends to use information it gathers as a result of Single Touch payroll to assist it identify PAYG Tax and superannuation which is not being paid and then take recovery action. The ATO h...

ATO Recovery Action; Credit Reporting Agencies 

ATO Recovery Action; Credit Reporting Agencies 

Article by Mathieu Marcelin, Senior Accountant, Pearce & Heers’ Brisbane Office Legislation has now been passed, by way of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures No.1) Bill 2019, which will allow the ATO to provide information to...

ATO Recovery Action; External Debt Collectors

ATO Recovery Action; External Debt Collectors

Article by Johanna Bond, Senior Accountant, Pearce & Heers’ Brisbane Office One of the various recovery tools the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) can use to recover tax debts is to refer tax debts to external debt collectors. ...

Single Touch Payroll; how it will lead to ATO recovery action.

Single Touch Payroll; how it will lead to ATO recovery action.

Businesses that are not complying with their obligations to pay PAYG Tax and superannuation, single touch payroll will make it easier for the ATO to take recovery action. Single Touch Payroll comes into effect for businesses with 19 or fewer employees from 1 July 2019....

GST Director Penalty Notices

GST Director Penalty Notices

New legislation has been proposed to make directors personally liable for GST. Find out how will this legislation, if passed, will effect you....

Success Stories: Buying your business back from a Liquidator.

Success Stories: Buying your business back from a Liquidator.

A client was recently referred to Pearce & Heers by his accountant. He was the director of a company, which was facing liquidation by the ATO in nine days’ time. ...

Success Stories: Saving a business with an ATO payment arrangement.

Success Stories: Saving a business with an ATO payment arrangement.

Pearce & Heers were recently engaged by a restaurant owner on the Sunshine Coast, whose company was facing liquidation proceedings by the ATO. The ATO had rejected a number of proposals for payment arrangements put forward by the company in the past. ...

ATO Garnishee Notices Issued to Banks

ATO Garnishee Notices Issued to Banks

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) issues numerous Garnishee Notices each year to recover tax debts owed by companies. By far and away the most common type of Garnishee Notice that the ATO issues, is a Garnishee Notice to ...

My business isn’t paying superannuation. What are the consequences?

My business isn’t paying superannuation. What are the consequences?

If you have a business and are not paying superannuation to your employees, you can face penalties. Find out your requirements as an employer, and what happens if you fail to pay super....

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