Simpler tax for small business

South West small businesses are promised a simpler tax season with the ability to opt-in to the single-touch payroll and an extension to the instant asset write-off program.

Forrest MHR Nola Marino said businesses which had a turnover up to $10 million, would have simpler Business Activity Statements, an extension to the $20,000 instant asset write-off program and the opportunity to opt-in to the single-touch payroll.

“Reporting wages, Pay As You Go accounts withholding and superannuation information to the Australian Taxation Office can also be very time-consuming for small business, so I know many small business owners will take advantage of opting in to the single-touch payroll,” she said.

“Small businesses with a turnover up to $10 million can continue to purchase the equipment they need to grow up to $20,000 and write it off immediately.” Child Protection workshops A SERIES of free information and training sessions will be hosted in Harvey this month on responding to child protection concerns.

The Department for Child Protection and Family Support will be hosting one of the training sessions at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre on July 25 at 9am.

Topics covered will include mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse, child abuse indicators, types of child abuse, managing a disclosure and child safe organisations.

The learning sessions are particularly for mandatory and non-mandatory reporters who work with children.

To register email RSVPMR@dcp.wa.gov.au and specify the Harvey event as the one you would like to attend.

Source: Harvey-Waroona Reporter.