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Published: 19 June  2019

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Director liability and Superannuation Guarantee

Company board members, including companies limited by guarantee and incorporated associations, are responsible for ensuring the company meets its PAYG withholding and superannuation guarantee obligations. New legislation means that once the due date is passed, directors automatically become personally liable for the superannuation without the ATO having to issue a penalty notice. Read more...

GST-free Long-term Accommodation supplies

The ATO has changed market value benchmarks for long term accommodation supplies. Read more...

Fringe Benefits Tax and the ATO

The ATO is pursuing a greater focus on fringe benefits tax (FBT). Particular areas of interest include motor vehicles, entertainment and payment summary discrepancies. FBT can be a complex area for charities and not-for-profits. If you have any questions regarding FBT or would like us to prepare or review your FBT returns, please contact Murray Nicholls of our office.

DGR status

DGR status provides significant fund raising advantages. Cathy Braun presents a brief overview of DGR status and introduces a couple of new categories.  Read more...

Meeting ACNC obligations

The ACNC has provided a self-evaluation tool to assist charities in understanding and meeting their obligations. The tool provides a series of questions to consider for each of the five governance standards: charitable purpose, member accountability, compliance with Australian laws, suitability of responsible persons and duties of responsible persons.

There are also additional questions on record keeping obligations, reporting obligations and notifying changes to the ACNC.

The tool is a fillable PDF and can be found on the ACNC website.


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