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15 Aug 2019 Small business updates

TPAR due 28 August – courier and cleaning services 

The ATO is reminding businesses that provide courier or cleaning services, as well as businesses in the building and construction industry that they may need to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) by 28 August 2019. 

If you are running a business providing: 

you must lodge a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) for each financial year that you have an Australian business number (ABN), and make any payments to contractors for courier services they provide on your behalf. 

TPAR report – resources to help you 

You can find a library of digital resources to help you with the Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) here

Resources include: 

  • Videos on the taxable payments reporting system (TPRS)
  • Summary fact sheets
  • Webinar recordings. 

Contacting small employers about STP 

Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting started on 1 July 2019 for small employers (19 employees or less).

The ATO will soon be writing to small employers who have yet to start reporting or apply for a deferral, to remind them of their STP obligations. Some of these may be your clients.

More information can be found here.

Non-compliant payments to workers no longer tax deductible 

Let your business clients know they can no longer claim deductions for payments to workers if they have not met their pay as you go (PAYG) withholding obligations. This applies to income tax returns lodged for the 2020 income year onwards. 

Read more here

Reporting PAYG instalments on a company tax return 

Use these tips to help report pay as you go (PAYG) instalments correctly on your clients' company tax return.

Small Business Stewardship Group key messages – 21 June 2019

Information about the key topics discussed at the Small Business Stewardship Group meeting held on 21 June 2019 can be found here.


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