Apps for Fringe Benefit Tax

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Did you know that you can reduce the amount of fringe benefits tax (FBT) you may be liable to pay by…

  • Replacing fringe benefits with cash salary.
  • Providing benefits that your employees would be entitled to claim as an income tax deduction if they had paid for the benefits themselves
  • Providing benefits that are exempt from FBT including portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, lap tops, tablets and GPS receivers, computer software, protective clothing and tools of trade provided they are used ...
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Successfully manage bullying and diversity within the workplace

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JH & Co make an effort to make sure that the workplace is always a safe environment for all employees. Attending seminars that give information on these issues are a great way to understanding how to deal with different circumstances of this nature when they arise.

As an employer, you may be held liable under vicarious liability provisions for unlawful discrimination, harassment and bullying of your staff. You must take measures to prevent bullying or harassment in your workplace through a ...

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The year that was and more – By Justin Hocking

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Do you find yourself looking back?

Back to the past and the year that’s gone?

If we change something, will we get a better result?

Do we need to take on the same function or approach our competitors are doing? It appears to work for them.

Of course we all appreciate the past. Our experiences drive how our future is going to be!!

During 2017 within our office we experienced significant changes. We had Nicole who was a long-standing member of our group choose to ...

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New laws hold franchisers responsible for vulnerable workers

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Franchisers and holding companies could be held responsible if their franchisees or subsidiaries don’t follow workplace laws.

The Government has stepped in to protect workers following months of controversial headlines uncovering poor record keeping, questionable workplace practices and exploitation, underpayments, deception, and superannuation guarantee fraud by employers.

The Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill amends the Fair Work Act to:

Increase penalties for ‘serious contraventions’ of workplace laws

A ‘serious contravention’ of workplace laws occur if someone knowingly contravenes the law and their conduct is part ...

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Top Eight New Year Business Resolution Tips

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2017 is over and the New Year rings in with everyone making their own personal New Year resolutions. JH & Co care about you and your business so we decided to put together some resolutions and ideas that you can use to help plan a successful year.

  1. Make a list of goals
    Make a list of your main business goals for the year and put them up where you can see it everyday. Goals can include anything from sales targets, franchising, ...
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Business Feature: JCF Painting Services

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In a turn of fate 18 years ago, Adrian Falsetta left his old work place. It gave him the motivation to start his own business. It also allowed him a gratifying moment weeks later, when the manager called to offer Adrian his old job back and Adrian was able to say  ‘No, sorry mate I have my own business now’.

The business name of JCF Painting Services is a sweet dedication to his children, Jessica and Charlette Falsetta. It hasn’t always been easy and ...

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JH & Co Vouchers

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Benefits

  • In effect, we are shopping at your business when we offer these vouchers as rewards or prizes to others.
  • Your business will be promoted on our new upcoming website as being part of our voucher system. This includes a small section dedicated to your business with a description, photo, your logo and contact details including your website.
  • Your business will be promoted on our Facebook page as we use these vouchers for online competitions.
  • Your business will be promoted through our client base ...
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Belstack Strawberry Farm Profile

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You might have heard of the delicious strawberries out at Belstack Strawberry Farm which Peter and Marg Tacey founded back in 1986, 31 years ago. Peter has been with JH & Co since day one and we were lucky enough to have Peter take time out of his busy schedule to tell us more about himself and his business. 

What is your favourite part of owning and running Belstack Strawberry Farm?

What I like most ...

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ACCC gets tough on credit card surcharge

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The ACCC has issued a warning to businesses charging excessive credit card fees. One large merchant has already been issued with four infringement notices and has paid $43,200 in penalties.

 

The new rules, which came into effect from 1 September 2017, prevent merchants from charging more than the true cost of the transaction. As a guide, where a charge is imposed, the ACCC says that consumers should expect to pay around 0.5% to 1% for payment by debit card, 1% to ...

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The Uber Driver GST Surprise

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As most people are now aware, Uber drivers need to register for GST by the time they complete their first drive. What many are unaware of however is that the GST registration applies to any other businesses that they run as a sole trader. Take the example of someone who has a micro business that turns over less than $50,000. Under GST law, the business owner is not required to be registered for GST and there should be no GST ...

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