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Is HR Responsible For Payroll?

i3GroupPayroll
July 23, 2021

Many challenges face businesses of all sizes when it comes to payroll, one of which is understanding which department should handle the role of payroll services? There are effectively four options. First, payroll can sit in the finance or accounting department where it has traditionally always been. Second, human resources (HR) is another department that …

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What is payroll tax in Australia?

i3GroupPayroll
June 21, 2021

A common question asked by new businesses building a workforce is what payroll tax they can expect to pay in Australia. Payroll tax in Australia is calculated based on individual factors in your business, which can be easily calculated and lodged by i3Group’s team of payroll professionals. If you are preparing for tax time or …

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Ex Gratia Payments in Australia – FAQs

i3GroupPayroll
May 24, 2021

i3Group is a well regarded payroll provider, working with businesses to establish and execute compliant payroll systems. While most payroll professionals carry out the standard payroll features you would expect in a small to large business, there are often entitlements and processes that are more complex for a business to manage, including ex gratia payments. …

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Switching Payroll: How To Change Payroll Providers

i3GroupPayroll
April 22, 2021

An efficient business is one that is always reviewing processes and adopting the best providers who can facilitate the best results. A company’s payroll provider has an important responsibility in ensuring that every employee is paid on time and to the correct award and managing employee benefits. A payroll provider is also tasked with keeping …

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Is workers compensation subject to payroll tax?

i3GroupPayroll
March 19, 2021

Employers have a legal responsibility to uphold a safe working environment for every employee. Although, what happens in the unlikely event that the standard slips or an unprecedented occurrence results in an injury? If the unforeseen injury takes an employee out of work then the employer is still obligated to pay that worker and that …

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What Are My Legal & Payroll Responsibilities to My Casual Staff?

i3GroupPayroll
March 19, 2021

Casual employees make up a crucial part of the workforce. Whether it’s supporting businesses through seasonal demand, relieving full-timers on leave, or even just representing the brand through the weekend roster – casuals are an essential part of the business ecosystem. Just as the role of a casual is different from permanent staff, they also …

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My Payroll Employee Has Resigned – What Are My Options?

i3GroupPayroll
January 22, 2021

A resignation from any employee will result in a period of change until that employee is replaced or the responsibilities are distributed among the remaining team. […]

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Trust or Tracking? How to Introduce Time & Attendance Tracking to A Close-Knit Workforce

i3GroupPayroll
December 27, 2020

Most workplaces have naturally established a rhythm when it comes to the hours worked by employees, with arrival times and overtime loosely tracked […]

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Tax-Free Entitlements Through Novated Leasing

i3GroupPayroll
November 30, 2020

A novated lease is a form of salary sacrificing that allows an employee to finance a car with fortnightly or monthly payment instalments.

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From Boosting Your Superannuation to Salary Sacrificing for a Car: A Guide to Salary Sacrificing

i3GroupPayroll
October 30, 2020

Salary sacrificing is a great way for employers to offer benefits to their employees in a tax-efficient manner. In essence, you buy benefits in pre-tax dollars so if the tax rate is 32.5%, you get 32.5% better buying power.

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How to Navigate Payroll for Remote Teams

i3GroupPayroll
October 5, 2020

Payroll remains a constant in any business environment, regardless of the market condition or environmental factors that might be impacting other parts of the business. […]

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An Employer’s Guide to New Jobkeeper Extension Requirements for October 2020

i3GroupPayroll
September 30, 2020

As eligible employers transition to JobKeeper 2.0, the ATO has advised important key dates that must be adhered to.

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September 2020: New Payment Rates For JobKeeper Scheme Explained

i3GroupPayroll
August 30, 2020

JOBKEEPER EXTENSION The Federal Government recently announced an extension of the JobKeeper wage subsidy until 28 March 2021.

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What Do JobKeeper Payments Mean for Your Business?

i3GroupPayroll
August 27, 2020

What does jobkeeper mean for your business. Read here to review the basic terms of JobKeeper and the lesser-known considerations that might apply to your business. […]

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HECS and HELP Debt Withholding

i3GroupPayroll
July 31, 2020

Many employers don’t spend too much time considering the HECS and HELP commitments of their employees. Read more about HECS and HELP Debt Withholding here […]

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5 Questions Business Owners Need To Ask Their Accountant

i3GroupPayroll
March 10, 2020

Unless you are operating in the financial sector, it can be hard to know how your financial processes and procedures stack up, with your accountant […]

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A Guide To Pay Deductions and Overpayments

i3GroupPayroll
January 30, 2020

Pay deductions and overpayments might seem like an unfortunate occurrence to an under resources payroll function, but they don’t have to be with […]

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Why Do Some Companies Pay Every 2 Weeks?

i3GroupPayroll
January 20, 2020

Payday doesn’t come around without some excitement, but how often these days occur will depend on your employer and/or industry. While many have their […]

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How to Audit Your Own Company’s Bookkeeping

i3GroupPayroll
January 6, 2020

If you are part of a finance function, then you have likely been involved in the preparation of an audit, and can appreciate the rigour needed […]

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Temporary Staff In Your Business

i3GroupPayroll
January 2, 2020

There is a misguided assumption that ‘temporary’ equates to inferior, and when it comes to staffing, there couldn’t be more to the story. […]

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4 Tips For Smooth Time & Attendance Implementation

i3GroupPayroll
December 3, 2019

If you are considering or are soon to start implementing this system, use these four-time and attendance tips for a smooth transition. […]

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Time = Money: Importance Of Time & Attendance To Your Business

i3GroupPayroll
December 3, 2019

Time and attendance tracking assist businesses greatly by allowing them to make more informed decisions about ideal staffing mixes for the future. […]

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Pay Transparency Tips: What You Need To Know About Pay Transparency

i3GroupPayroll
November 1, 2019

Pay transparency is the best way to ensure your business operates smoothly. Read our blog to learn what you need to know about pay transparency. […]

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Payroll Contingency Plan: How To Survive A Payroll Disaster

i3GroupPayroll
November 1, 2019

Payroll disasters can really derail the direction and productivity of a business if not correctly managed. Learn how to survive a payroll disaster in this blog […]

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4 Types Of Payroll Systems That You Should Know

i3GroupPayroll
October 2, 2019

You would be forgiven for thinking there is only one way of conducting payroll within your business, as workplaces have a bad habit of sticking to processes […]

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7 Simple Payroll Best Practices For Growing Teams

i3GroupPayroll
October 2, 2019

When it comes to payroll best practices, there are a lot of obvious dos and don’ts that you want to make sure you are adhering to or make sure to avoid […]

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How Do Biometric Time & Attendance Systems Work?

i3GroupPayroll
August 28, 2019

In this article, we explore how biometric time and attendance systems work and how they can benefit your business by integrating your payroll with this system […]

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When Do I Need To Pay Superannuation For Employees?

i3GroupPayroll
August 28, 2019

The concept of superannuation is one that has mystified employees and employers. Check out our guide to superannuation and when you need to pay. […]

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10 Key Questions To Ask When Implementing A New Payroll System

i3GroupPayroll
July 30, 2019

The plunge to implementing new processes can be daunting but advanced systems increase profitability. Take a look at key questions to ask with payroll systems. […]

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How To Outsource Payroll (+ The Benefits And Why You Should)!

i3GroupPayroll
July 17, 2019

Although a no brainer, taking the plunge into outsourcing payroll can be difficult so continue reading for top tips on how to outsource payroll and the benefits. […]

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How Does Payroll Outsourcing Work For Your Business?

i3GroupPayroll
June 27, 2019

With more businesses migrating to an outsourced payroll solution, it’s natural that you discuss and question the feasibility within your own business. […]

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HR System Benefits: Why Your Business Should Use HRMS

i3GroupPayroll
June 12, 2019

Allowing your HR team to spend more time developing your people is always a challenge but HR systems can relieve some of burden of additional paperwork. […]

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How To Prepare For Single Touch Payroll?

i3GroupPayroll
May 24, 2019

Regardless of what payroll system you have in place, if you are still in the process of preparing for single touch payroll, you can make the transition smoothly by taking action now. […]

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Why Outsource Payroll? 8 Business Reasons To Consider

i3GroupPayroll
May 22, 2019

Outsourcing payroll can save your businesses a huge amount of time and money, which you can reinvest into other areas of your operations. […]

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Time to Outsource Payroll? – Signs Your Financial Structure Needs a Refresh

i3GroupPayroll
February 27, 2019

Every business is guilty of experiencing Groundhog Day at one point or another. We tend to accept the good with the bad, feeling regimented into the financial […]

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Switching Payroll Outsourcing Services

i3GroupPayroll
February 25, 2019

The moment you cease to introduce innovation to your business is when you’ll see a drop in team engagement and productive output. Your financial […]

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Components Of Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS)

i3GroupPayroll
January 24, 2019

Human Resources is more of a vocation than it is a profession. With tasks ranging from the mundane to the critical and sensitive, there is untold scope [..]

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How Much Notice To Give Employer When Resigning?

i3GroupPayroll
January 22, 2019

The decision to resign from your post is one that takes a lot of consideration. It furthers in complication when there are mixed sources citing varying leave terms [..]

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What Is Payroll Tax? A Clear Explanation For Employers

i3GroupPayroll
December 20, 2018

Tax should be a concept well understood by all employers, especially when it pertains to payroll. Failure to understand payroll tax and its implications [..]

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Payroll Outsourcing Benefits: The True Benefits For Your Business

i3GroupPayroll
December 19, 2018

One of the major factors that make a business successful is the optimum use of time and resources. It’s prudent to conduct a thorough analysis of all business [..]