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Payroll Q&A – Telecommunications allowance paid to councillors

Our councillors receive an annual telecommunications allowance that is paid fortnightly towards their telecommunications needs. How should this allowance be treated from a salary/wages, pay-as-you-go withholding (PAYGW) and superannuation perspective? Question Our councillors receive an annual telecommunications allowance that is paid fortnightly towards their telecommunications needs. How should this allowance be treated from a salary/wages, …

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Payroll – Tips and traps of termination payments

Businesses will often face the termination of an employee’s employment. There are a number of reasons this may happen—for example, via an amicable resignation or via a redundancy—and in many instances the employer will pay the exiting employee a termination package. This termination package can consist of various elements such as unused leave payouts, transfers …

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General Article – E-invoicing, not electronic invoicing – there is a difference

Money flows out under digital process such as Single Touch Payroll (STP) – what if money could flow in through a digital process? E-Invoicing (a step beyond electronic invoicing) is coming. Readers will be aware that for many businesses, money has been flowing out through a fully digitised process under the STP regime for some …

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