HIGHLIGHTS

JULY 2021

  • No Statutory Updates

JUNE 2021

  • Annual Wage Review 2021
  • The High-income threshold announced

MAY 2021

  • Can an employer force their employees to use annual leave if they have exhausted their personal/carer’s leave entitlement?
  • Upcoming Wage Theft Act (Victoria)
  • Employees now have more super choice
  • Your Future, Your Super reforms Update

APRIL 2021

  • Tax-free Part of Genuine Redundancy Payments and Early Retirement Scheme Payments 2021/22
  • ETP Threshold 2020/21
  • Maximum Super Contribution Base 2020/21
  • Concessional Contribution Cap 2021/22

MARCH 2021

  • Getting ready for Easter Public Holidays
  • Fair Work Act: Understand key reforms on casual employment
  • Awards with unpaid pandemic leave – new end dates
  • New rules for annual wage arrangements
  • Fringe benefits tax – rates and thresholds
  • Employment conditions during natural disasters and emergencies
  • Car parking and vehicle fringe benefits during COVID -19
  • New LAFHA figures commencing 1 April 2021
  • Cents per KM for vehicles other than cars
  • Guidance released for vaccine rollout in Australian workplaces
  • Superannuation Guarantee to increase on 1 July 2021

FEBRUARY 2021

  • Australian Capital Territory Budget 2020-21
  • Employee Share Scheme (ESS) Annual Report Electronic Reporting Specification Final v3.1.1
  • The first annual reconciliation of annualized salaries under modern awards
  • Calendar of cultural and religious dates for 2021
  • STP phase 2 mandatory start date announced
  • Update on Fringe Benefits Tax – A guide for employers
  • Annual Wage Review – 1 February 2021 changes.
  • Employees now have more super choice

JANUARY 2021

  • NSW Payroll Tax Thresholds

DECEMBER 2020

  • Changes 2020/21
  • STP phase 2 position papers
  • STP Phase 2
  • Lodging STP during a Christmas shut down
  • Protected Earnings Amount when deducting Child Support
  • Update on NSW State Budget 

NOVEMBER 2020

  • Australia State Budget Breakdowns

OCTOBER 2020

  • Increases to minimum wages for Group 2.
  • More Changes to Payment of wages on termination
  • 2020/2021 Payroll Tax Cut
  • New South Wales & South Australia have made further announcements regarding payroll tax provisions in response to the impact of COVID-19
  • 2021 PAYG Withholding Tax Table
  • Your superannuation follows you
  • The extension of Schedule X
  • Daylight saving happened on Sunday – is payroll affected?

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Victorian Government will Now Defer Payroll Tax for Businesses with Payrolls Up to $10 Million for the Full 2020-21 financial Year
  • Payment of Wages Upon Termination
  • Your Super, Your Choice
  • Australia Official Public Holiday 2021
  • Changes in Payment Rate of Governmental Paid Parental Leave for 2020-2021

AUGUST 2020

  • Accrual of Personal/carer’s leave – The Mondelez Case
  • Payment of Wages Upon Termination
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JULY 2020

  • High Income Threshold will increase to $152,600 from 1st July 2020
  • Unpaid Pandemic Leave and annual leave at half pay extended

JUNE 2020

  • Study and Training Support Loans Thresholds and Repayment Rates 2020-21
  • WA State Payroll Tax Threshold & Rate Changes effective from July 2020
  • 2020 Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding tax tables
  • 2020 Annual Wage Review – Wage Increase

MAY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

APRIL 2020

  • COVID-19 relief: Payroll Tax Employer
  • Payroll tax relief measures in response to COVID-19
  • Easter Public Holidays and COVID-19
  • JobKeeper Amendments to the Fair Work Act
  • Modern Awards changes with new COVID-19 rules
  • 2020 FBT return has been deferred from 21 May 2020 to 25 June 2020
  • Unpaid Pandemic Leave
  • JobKeeper changes to the Fair Work Act – Annual leave

MARCH 2020

  • Employee Share Scheme (ESS) Annual Report Electronic Reporting Specification Final v3.0.1
  • Further advice on Coronavirus and Australian workplace law
  • Basic myGovID now available
  • Tax-free Part of Genuine Redundancy Payments and Early Retirement Scheme Payments 2020/21
  • ETP Threshold 2020/21
  • Maximum Super Contribution Base 2020/21
  • Superannuation Percentage 2020/21
  • Concessional Contribution Cap 2020/21

FEBRUARY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

JANUARY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates