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Single Touch Payroll Update

On Friday 7th December 2018, the ATO issued a clarification in relation to the legislation to extend Single Touch Payroll to all employers from 1st July 2019. Please note that this legislation has not yet passed the Parliament, despite some public commentary that suggests it has.The Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No.4) Bill 2018 was …

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Money. Money. Money.

Cash. A small word that is massive to a business. If your cashflow is bad, it can drag the whole business down faster than most other things. Consider doing some practical things to help your cashflow get better. Formulate a credit policy. Communicate it to your customers, they are more likely to pay you on …

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Flexible working: New rules to Apply

Technology has made it easier for people to work flexibly and remotely. In fact, flexible working is now such a widely recognised method that the Fair Work Commission has introduced new rules on how to make arrangements and manage employee requests. Employers will need to know the new rules to remain compliant, but it’s also …

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Beware of scammers impersonating ATO

Tax. No, its never popular but even less popular are scammers who use the taxman’s name. The ATO has noticed an alarming new trend in scam activity involving scammers impersonating TAX and BAS agents. This new scam is effective because clientsare trusting of their representatives, so you need to take care. In a twist on the ‘fake …

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How to set the Sum function as the default in a PivotTable

Let’s address a very important issue faced by many people that use Microsoft® Excel®. Sometimes when working with PivotTables, the Count function is set as the default instead of the Sum function. This can be frustrating as you then have to set each column value to Sum. Here’s how to solve this issue. The problem …

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NAB Superpay Closing

Are you using NAB SuperPay to process your superannuation in the SuperStream format? If so, we’d like to inform you that NAB will be decommissioning NAB SuperPay from 30 July 2018, and therefore from this date, you will have read-only access to this service. To remain compliant with the ATO, you can move to another clearing house …

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How to use Flash fill in Excel to change text

You know the drill. Someone has typed lots of data but not kept to the input rules and you need to fix up some stuff.Just look at what they have done everything in lower case AND you only needed the first three letters of the month! Flash fill to the rescue! Just give it an …

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