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Are your employees eligible for super payments?

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Superannuation can be quite complicated. In essence employers must pay 9.5% of each eligible worker’s ordinary time earnings each quarter. According to the Australian Tax Office, ordinary time earnings (OTE) is usually the amount your employee earns for their ordinary hours of work. It includes things like commissions, shift loadings and allowances, but doesn’t include overtime payments. Continue reading “Are your employees eligible for super payments?”

Tax Tips Tuesday – Do you have to pay super?

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Do you have to pay super in your business? We go through the key requirements that business owners have to meet around superannuation for employees and contractors. The key steps to understand are as follows:

1. Relevant employees

(a) Full-time, part-time and casual employees
When it comes to superannuation contributions, you are required to pay contributions for employees if they are aged 18 years + and if they earn at least $450 or more in gross wages in a month.

b) Contractors
A common mistake we see businesses make is that they assume that they are not required to make superannuation payments for contractors. If an individual is paid mainly for their labour for hours worked under a contract, then you will have to pay super for them, irrespective of whether they are a contractor or an employee.

2. How much superannuation do you need to pay?

The current rate of superannuation is 9.5%

This rate of superannuation must be applied to the Ordinary Time earnings of your employees. This includes payment for your employees’ ordinary hours and whilst it includes commissions and performance based bonuses, allowances and shift-loadings; it does not include overtime payments.

3. When is superannuation due?

Superannuation guarantee contribution payments for your team need to be paid by the 28th day of the month following end-of-quarter. i.e. for the June quarter, payment of superannuation payments is due 28th July.

This Tax Tips Tuesday is brought to you with love by Nudge Accounting.

Small business tax terms

Small business taxUnderstanding what small business tax terms apply to your business can be confusing and complicated. So we have put together a list of some terms that will help you better understand how to manage your small business tax:

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

GST is a broad based consumer tax of 10% that is applied to most supplies of goods and services in Australia. If a small business is registered for GST, they are required to submit a Business Activity Statement each quarter. Businesses registered for GST use this statement to report their business tax entitlements and obligations to the ATO.

Dividends

A dividend is a distribution of the profits of a company to its shareholders. What is important to small business owners is that they can also claim franking credits when they pay a dividend. A franking credit is an income tax credit that a corporate tax entity can pass on to its shareholders. What this means is that when you pay a dividend with a franking credit, you can claim the franking credit in your personal income tax return to offset any tax payable on the dividend.

For more information on taking money out of a company, you can read our post here.

Australian Business Number (ABN)

All small businesses in Australia are required to register for an ABN. An ABN allows you to be identified with Government departments and it is a requirement that you include it on all tax invoices issued to customers.

Super guarantee contributions

A super contribution is the amount an employer must contribute to super on behalf of their eligible employees. The rate is currently equal to 9.5% of an employee’s ordinary time earnings.

For more information about superannuation for small business, read here.

Tax Tips Tuesday – Increase in superannuation rate

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On 1 July 2014, the superannuation rate for employees increased from 9.25% to 9.5%. Superannuation contributions form a key component of the pay that eligible employees receive as part of their normal salary and wages. You can read more about superannuation and eligibility of employees for superannuation here.

What impact does this superannuation rate increase have when running the payroll for your small business:

  1. If an employee receives a payroll package of say $50,000 including superannuation, more of this package will go to superannuation and employees will receive less cash in hand as part of their ongoing pay.
  2. If you are paying casual staff members, the superannuation rate increase will probably mean you are paying your staff members more each month as they are generally paid on an hourly basis plus superannuation.
  3. If you pay your employees fortnightly and the first pay day is 4 July 2014, you might be wondering if you need to use two different calculations for superannuation. According to the ATO, you only need to do one calculation and this would be using the new 9.5% superannuation rate.
  4. And don’t forget that superannuation is due by the latest 28 days after the end of each quarter.

Tax Tips Tuesdays is brought to you with love from Nudge Accounting.

Paying superannuation for my team – what do I need to know?

As part of our monthly blog post for Shoestring, we write about the superannuation requirements that employers need to meet for their team members.

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The key superannuation requirements that employers have to meet are as follows:

1. Relevant employees

(a) Full-time, part-time and casual employees

When it comes to superannuation contributions, you are required to pay contributions for employees if they are aged 18 years + and if they earn at least $450 or more in gross wages in a month.

b) Contractors

A common mistake we see startups make is that they assume that they are not required to make superannuation guarantee contribution payments for contractors. If an individual is paid mainly for their labour for hours worked under a contract, then you will have to pay contributions for them, irrespective of whether they are a contractor or an employee.

2. How much superannuation do you need to pay?

The current rate of superannuation is 9.25% and is scheduled to change to 9.5% from 1 July 2014.

This rate of superannuation must be applied to the Ordinary Time earnings of your employees. This includes payment for your employees’ ordinary hours and whilst it includes commissions and performance based bonuses, allowances and shift-loadings; it does not include overtime payments.

3. When is superannuation due?

Superannuation guarantee contribution payments for your team need to be paid by the 28th day of the month following end-of-quarter. i.e. for the June quarter, payment of superannuation payments is due 28th July.

4. What else is changing?

Apart from the proposed change in superannuation rates, the Government has confirmed that superannuation contributions must be paid electronically by employers into the future. The new system will be compulsory from 1 July 2015 for businesses with less than 20 employees.

Under the new ruling, superannuation payments must be made using a single Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to a registered superannuation clearing house. Many accounting software providers offer this function (such as Xero and QuickBooks Online). Alternatively, if you have less than 20 employees you can register to use the ATO’s Superannuation Clearing House.

You can read more in the article on Shoestring here

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Dynamic Online Accounting

Evolution, progression and growth are inevitable factors in the majority of industries. Technological advancements and leaps into the realm of the unknown have become a trend in today’s era, speculating whether or not our progressive minds might just be a tad too much. Traditionally, regarding the accounting world, an individual would pack their suitcase fill it up with a year’s worth of paperwork and spill them in front of the accountant so they could action it over a longer period of time. However, our adept thinking in concordance with the flourishment and uprising of the internet, have lead us to new and versatile ways of accounting. New accounting. Fast accounting!

First and foremost, online accounting is engulfed and executed by online accounting software. Something that not only boosts the speed of accounting procedures, yet also provides a user-friendly environment for both the understanding of the client and the efficiency of the accountants. Following this, one thing we always need and seek with our accounting, security. Security is key when dealing with financial statements and matters. With an array of security certificates embedded in online accounting, one can never go wrong in choosing online accounting. Safer, faster and more accurate accounting!

Invoicing, payroll management and cash-flow can all be measured and grasped in numbers and ease with online accounting. These factors are critical as they provide revenue for your company and valuable income. In addition, productivity is also increased. Paperwork can be tedious, causing employees to get distracted and become less productive. Online accounting software, combined with online accounting techniques is a much more effective procedure than filling out paperwork because half the work is already done for you!

Nudge Accounting take pride in providing the utmost finest online accounting service across Australia, with a variety of small to medium businesses and accounting excellence, technology and Nudge go hand in hand, just like the glove fits the hand! Equipped with the necessary and up-to-date online accounting software, we propel our clients to prosperity and maintain an organised financial structure. Online accounting plays a pivotal role in today’s businesses and could turn out to be a detrimental factor for those who have elected against it.

Concluding, older and more traditional methods should be kept in the past! Immense paperwork and enormous amounts of time will and tend to lead to mistakes, costly mistakes! Newer and more adroit online accounting techniques are favorable, time-saving and accurate. Your choice…

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OUR COMPANY Quality

With the uprising of technology and the plethora of competition in the majority of industries, business owners tend to seek help and assistance in managing and tailoring their business to suit the era’s needs and expectations. The process of accounting provides reports that bring key financial indicators together. Understanding financial concepts and gearing clients to financial success is what we exceed at here at Nudge Accounting. Our expertise lingers throughout the field of online accounting and engulfs all financial cases. With years of extensive experience and a dedication for our clients success, we endeavour to evolve our existing methodologies, in order to transform into Australia’s leading online financial firm.

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A successful marriage between bookkeeping and accounting will contribute to the long-term financial success of any business. Nudge Accounting takes pride with their online bookkeeping and online accounting services that encompass all aspects and sectors of finance to ensure our clients receive the utmost finest service. Commitment is an attribute we stand for as client satisfaction is always key to evolution. Our reliability is second to none, as we ensure our clients are well organised and pursuit their financial tasks with accuracy and precision. Nudge Accounting propelled their excellence and with their dynamic team of online accounting professionals transcended competition and have cemented themselves as the leading online bookkeepers in Australia.

OUR COMPANY Success

Our software and technological client interface is meticulous and seldom do alternative online accounting companies acquire this quality of infrastructure. This is what portrays our excellence and gears Nudge Accounting towards success. We ensure client satisfaction, by going through all the details and explaining financial situations to our clients. Engaging the client is what makes us stand out! Online accounting software, combined with online accounting techniques is a much more effective procedure than filling out paperwork because half the work is already done for you! Nudge Accounting take pride in providing the utmost finest online accounting service across Australia, with a variety of small to medium businesses and accounting excellence, technology and Nudge go hand in hand, just like the glove fits the hand!

WE HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES

Nudge provide exceptional accounting service and support whilst remaining price competitive. All of our packages provide the same great features for your small business accounting needs, which includes:

  • Performance Management Reporting
  • Annual Tax Return Preparation and Lodgements
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Financial Monthly Statements
  • QTR BAS Preparation and Lodgements
  • Monthly KPI's to Identify Improvement Areas
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