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Employees of non-profit orgs to benefit from new Covid-19 wage subsidy

Yesterday the Government announced a further stimulus package to keep businesses and employees afloat during the ongoing Covid-19 challenge. The central feature of the package is a wage subsidy of up to $1,500 per employee, per fortnight. The good news is that this will apply to the non-profit sector. Unlike previous stimulus measures however, the wage [...]

2020-04-02T01:00:25+00:00 March 31st, 2020|NFP sector, Purpose Accounting team|

Stage 2 Government economic stimulus – NFPs to receive cash payments up to $100,000

The Government recently announced a second-stage economic stimulus package to support NFPs, businesses and individuals in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. The good news is that under these measures, for-purpose organisations that employ people will receive an untied cash payment of up to $100,000. That is up to $50,000 in this financial year, and $50,000 next [...]

2020-04-02T00:52:39+00:00 March 25th, 2020|NFP sector, Purpose Accounting team|

Covid 19 update – Purpose to continue client service via remote working model

Following the escalation of the Covid 19 situation, Purpose has made the decision to move to a remote working model, commencing today. This means that for the next few weeks at least, our regular client site visits and other scheduled appointments will be offered in an online or phone format, rather than in person. All services will continue to be delivered [...]

2020-03-22T07:35:52+00:00 March 16th, 2020|NFP sector, Purpose Accounting team|

SACS ERO supplement to cease (impacting funding for some orgs)

Since 2012, pay rates for employees in the Social and Community Services (SACS) industry have gradually been increasing, under the Equal Remuneration Order made by the Fair Work Commission. The ERO addressed the gendered undervaluation of work performed in the community services sector. As a result, wages will have increased by up to 45% when staff [...]

2020-03-04T02:42:26+00:00 March 4th, 2020|NFP sector|

Australian Accounting Standards: new disclosure requirements for 30 June 2020 Special Purpose statements

The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) has confirmed new disclosure requirements for non-profit organisations preparing Special Purpose Financial Statements (SPFS). New requirements will apply to financial years ending on or after 30 June 2020. This will affect your audit if you report Special Purpose. How do I know if my organisation is reporting Special Purpose? Your [...]

2020-03-04T02:43:55+00:00 February 4th, 2020|NFP sector|

Update – Federal Court decision on personal/carer’s leave

In September we advised that the Federal Court had handed down a landmark decision dealing with the method of accruing and taking paid personal/carer’s leave. This decision revised the interpretation of the amount of leave that employees are entitled to. Under the new interpretation, personal/carer’s leave accrual increases for some part time employees. For example, [...]

2019-12-16T00:27:18+00:00 November 16th, 2019|NFP sector|

New ACNC tools available for charities

The ACNC has developed some new resources to assist charities in ensuring good governance and compliance. 1. The Governance Toolkit is a collection of resources designed to help charities manage risk across four key areas: financial abuse; working with partners; safeguarding and cyber security. 2. The small charities library is a valuable collection of factsheets, policy templates, checklists, induction and welcome packs. It includes guidance on [...]

2019-12-16T00:39:04+00:00 October 10th, 2019|NFP sector|

Landmark Federal Court decision on personal/carer’s leave to impact employers and their payroll systems

On 21 August, the Federal Court of Australia handed down a landmark decision that deals with the method of accruing and taking paid personal/carer’s leave, for the purposes of the National Employment Standards (NES) under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). This follows a series of recent legal disputes between employers and unions relating [...]

2019-10-17T04:02:08+00:00 September 17th, 2019|NFP sector|

Is Super payable on annual leave loading?

The ATO has recently clarified its position on whether superannuation is payable on annual leave loading. Annual leave loading is an additional payment of 17.5% (usually), provided to an employee on top of their base rate of pay, during periods of annual leave. It is mandated in some Awards, including the social and community SCHADS. [...]

2019-08-26T01:09:00+00:00 August 26th, 2019|NFP sector|