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  1. Jan 21 2020

    Employers Now Banned from Using Salary Sacrifice Payments to Meet SG Obligations

    As of January 1, this year, employers are required to
    provide superannuation guarantee (SG) support on the amount of employee salary
    sacrificed contributions under salary sacrifice arrangements (SSA). That is, if
    you make super contributions for your employee under an effective salary
    sacrifice arrangement you must now calculate your super guarantee obligation
    based on your employee’s ordinary time earnings base;

  2. Jan 7 2020

    Remunerator’s Support to Australia in Crisis

    It is absolutely devastating seeing the fires terrorising our beautiful country. We are at the heart of a natural disaster and in need of all the support we can get. It’s times like these when we realise the importance of standing together and supporting one another.

  3. Nov 1 2019

    Make sure the Tax Man doesn’t Gatecrash your Xmas Party!

    The ATO have stated that employers could be taxed if they host Christmas parties when the free food, alcohol, hotel accommodation and travel exceed the specified threshold.
    As stated on their website, there is no separate FBT category for Christmas parties.

    This rule applies to ‘for-profit’ companies,

  4. Jul 29 2019

    Myth Busters: Novated Leasing

    Myth: Novated leasing is an administrative nightmare
    Novated leases are sometimes perceived as a whole lot of administration and paperwork throughout the entire lease. This is certainly not the case – Remunerator’s process is designed to be stress free and as simple as possible.

  5. Dec 10 2018

    Christmas Savings Tips

    Saving is not always easy especially during Christmas and the holiday season. Australia is set to spend $25 billion on Christmas this year alone. Remunerator has decided to step in.

    Here are our top 5 tips for saving this Christmas:

    1. Set a spending limit

    Use apps like ASIC’s MoneySmart’s TrackMySPEND to monitor your holiday spending so can set budgets and don’t blow the bank.

  6. Aug 10 2018

    Take the risk out of your Company’s Novated Leases

    A novated lease provides heaps of benefits to employers and employees – save on tax, get great discounts on cars and related expenses and at no cost to the employer. But some things are too good to be true – there are risks to having a novated lease.

  7. Aug 10 2018

    How a Candidate’s existing Novated Lease can make your Salary offer instantly more competitive

    There is a common misconception that it’s difficult for employees to change jobs with a novated lease. While offering novated leasing and salary packaging programs helps to increase employee retention, people do move on to other opportunities.

    When an employee takes out a novated lease on a new car,

  8. Aug 10 2018

    How a Novated Lease can HELP

    Salary packaging and novated leasing can be a great employee perk – no cost to the employer, employees can reduce their taxable income and don’t have to wait until the end of financial year for a tax break. However, when your remuneration is structured with:

    1. a company car (on top of your salary);
  9. Jun 21 2018

    Why AASB16 is relevant to your company

    Q: How do you reduce your company’s financial liability, increase employee retention AND offer a great benefits program?

    A: Novated Leasing.

    What is AASB16 and why do you need to know?

    AASB16 is a new accounting standard that means leases and loans that are currently not required to be on-balance sheet,

  10. May 10 2018

    2018 Federal Budget Update

    On Tuesday, the Federal Treasurer handed down the 2018/19 Federal Budget.

    From the perspective of Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing, the only effect has been on tax has come in the form of a tax refund to low- and middle-income earners.

    Given it is in the form of a tax-refund,