Taxation and Payroll Training

blackboardAustralia Wide Taxation & Payroll hold 1 day seminars that are suitable for payroll & clerical staff, managers and book-keepers.

Seminar Agenda

  1. PAYG Withholding System
  2. Payment Summaries
  3. The Federal Industrial Relations System (Fair Work)
  4. Lump Sum Payments on Termination
  5. The Superannuation System
  6. Fringe Benefits Tax
  7. Workers Compensation
  8. Payroll Tax
  9. Overview of GST
  10. BAS

Seminar Locations

  • Sydney 10th & 11th October
  • North Wollongong – 12th October
  • Bathurst – 14th October
  • Penrith – 17th October
  • Parramatta 18th & 19th October
  • Albury – 24th October
  • Ballina – 24th November

For further information and to register call 1800 803 337 or visit : http://www.austwidetax.com.au/seminars/index.html

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ATO PAYG Payment Summary Statement


This form provides the ATO a summary of the payment summaries you issued to your staff for the financial year.   You are required to lodged this form with the ATO by the 14th August with the 'Tax Office original' payment summaries.

I like to complete this form at the same time I finalise staff Payment Summaries.  As the ATO have not issue our office with the “PAYG Payment Summary Statement” (form NAT3447), I used the ATO automated publication ordering service.

You will need to register first at : https://business.iorder.com.au/blogin.aspx

You can also lodged your PAYG Payment Summary Statement electronically.  Click link for guidelines : http://www.ato.gov.au/businesses/content.aspx?doc=/content/18253.htm

or for further information contact the ATO on 1300 720 092.

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End of Financial Year Checklists - 2011

notice boardThese 2 checklists were developed last year with members also contributing.

I’m sure with 30 June rapidly approaching you will find them both beneficial.

1.    End of Payroll Year Checklist : http://www.mcsa.org.au/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=156&Itemid=218

The ATO has update the Guide to "How to Complete the PAYG Payment Summary" : http://www.ato.gov.au/businesses/content.aspx?doc=/content/00199564.htm

2.    End of Financial Year Procedure Checklist : http://www.mcsa.org.au/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=157&Itemid=218

If members have additional points to add to these checklists, email Di at : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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MYOB End of Year Support–Quick Link Page

Tick BoxI have compiled this quick link page of useful MYOB support notes & links to help you get through the end of financial year processes:

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Super Co-Contribution Scheme

Money-Pig-iconLet your employees know they have until the 30th June to top up their super to receive the co-contributions.

For every after-tax dollar eligible members make to super, the government will contribute  up to a maximum of $1,000.

This co-contribution only applies to *total gross income up to $61,920 for the 2010/2011 year.

  • For gross income under $31,920 your contribution will be matched $1 for $1 up to $1,000
  • For gross income $31,921 up to $61,920 the contribution entitlement reduces by 3.333 for every dollar you earn over $31,920

*Total gross income includes assessable income, reportable fringe benefits and salary sacrifice to super.

For further information on your eligibility to apply for co-contributions, contact your personal superannuation fund or refer to the ATO website.

The ATO also has a calculator to work out your co-contribution entitlement ATO co-contribution calculator.

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Workers Compensation – Calculation for Wages

Wages bookEmployers are required on an annual basis to declare their actual wages paid and estimated wages on the Wages declaration form sent to them from their insurance company. 

Below is a summary of some  payments that are included in wages for workers compensation purposes:

  • salary / wages
  • overtime
  • shift and other allowances
  • over-award payments
  • bonuses
  • payments for sick leave
  • public holidays
  • employer superannuation contributions (including the superannuation guarantee)
  • grossed-up value of fringe benefits
  • long service leave payments
  • termination payments

The above list is a summary only and you will need to refer to the Workcover website or contact your insurance company for further details.

Work Cover Wages Defined: http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/insurancepremiums/premiums/Wages/Pages/default.aspx

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