PremierOne

Payroll Outsourcing & Processing Services – Australia wide

Outsource your Payroll in Melbourne to PremierOne

In our Payroll Outsourcing services, we assist with:

Identifying payroll policy – such as pay policy, attendance and leave policies

Timely Submission of reports to the Business Owners and ATO

Net Pay calculations

Payroll accounting

Final Pay Calculations at the time of Termination of Employment.

EOFY STP Finalisation

Collecting Employee data – such as personal details, TFN and Super details

Proper reporting of PAYG withholding to the ATO

Payroll planning

Payouts

Analytical reports on the wages as required by the Business Owners.

Interstate Payroll Tax Calculations and Compliance

Prompt Processing and Payment of Superannuation Contribution

Accurate and Flawless Payroll Processing and Disbursement

Statutory Compliance

Reporting

Accurate Management of Employees’ Entitlements such as Annual Leave, Long Service Leave and Sick Leave.

Payroll Service involves  processing and paying employees periodical wages and salaries. It is a key business function that essentially processes the gross pay of the employee to calculate ‘net pay’ after the adjustment of taxes and deductions. For an efficient payroll management process, the payroll administrator needs to plan the payroll process step-by-step. After recording the personal details of the employees such as name, age, address, Tax file number, Superannuation member, the hourly or annual rate of salary, type of employment (Permanent, Part-time, Casual) and emergency contact, tax file declaration is filed with the ATO.

Payroll Outsourcing Service Australia

Based on the payroll calendar set as weekly, fortnightly or monthly, the payroll is processed after inputting the hours worked by the employees and accordingly, the wages are calculated. With the single touch payroll reporting system introduced by the ATO, it has become one of the critical requirements to process the payroll accurately and report promptly to the ATO as well.

In addition to the periodical wages, entitlements such as Annual and Long Service leave, sick leave and superannuation are also processed and stored in the relevant cloud-based accounting application. PremierOne has extensive experience and expertise to process your business’s payroll, at a pre-agreed fee, after scoping out the work in Australia.

If you need help managing your employee Payroll, speak with us so we can help you with it.

Payroll Processing & Outsourcing – FAQs

  • What is payroll tax and PAYG withholding?

    Payroll tax is the levy payable by the businesses to the state revenue offices based on the annual Australia national wages threshold stipulated for each state. It is payable either on a monthly or yearly basis. 

    PAYG withholding is the income tax applicable to your employees’ wages and salaries, which needs to be deducted from the salaries and wages payment and remitted to the ATO either monthly or quarterly, based on your gross sales turnover. 

  • What are the various employment arrangements that are commonly seen in Australia businesses?

    • Full-time employment where an employee works for a total of 38 hours a week. 

    • Part-time employment where an employee works only for a few days or hours in a week with full-time employment entitlements calculated pro-rata. 

    • Casual employment where an employee works on a casual basis with no specified hours and is not entitled to the benefits and entitlements applicable for full-time employees. 

    • Labour hire where the employee performs the work on a contract basis, with the contract start and end terms clearly defined. This is commonly seen in the Information Technology industry.

  • What are the critical factors for you to have an employee on board?

    • The age and right to work in Australia 

    • Tax residential status 

    • Adequate work cover insurance to be provided by the employer 

    • Superannuation membership 

    • Tax file number 

    • Bank account details

  • What are the significant entitlements for the full-time/part-time employees?

    • Personal/carer’s leave (formerly known as sick leave) 

    • Annual leave 

    • Long service leave 

    • Public holiday pay 

    • Compassionate leave 

  • What are the typical pay periods practised by Australian Businesses?

    • Weekly: 52 cycles per year 

    • Fortnightly: 26 cycles per year 

    • Bi-monthly: 24 cycles per year 

  • What attracts a superannuation guarantee charge (SCG) for employers?

    Wages, commission, allowances, bonuses are considered ordinary time earnings (OTE) and, accordingly, SCG is payable by the employer on such. 

     

    Overtime wages don’t attract a SCG. 

  • What are the various regulatory/statutory reporting obligations for the employers?

    • Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting to the ATO at the end of each pay period processing. 

    • Superannuation contribution to the nominated super funds through the clearinghouse on quarterly or monthly intervals. 

    • PAYG withholding reporting and payment to the ATO monthly or quarterly based on whether you are a small, medium or large withholder. 

    • Computation and reporting for the payroll tax on a monthly or annual basis to the respective state revenue offices based on which states your employees are located. 

    • Annual actual wages declaration to your work cover insurances (this varies for each state) based on which actual premium is determined. 

    • If you are engaged in labour hire contracts or supply services, a labour-hire licence is now mandatory. 

    • End of financial year (EOFY) STP reporting and reconciliations to produce payment summary reports to your employees and the ATO. 

  • What are the EOFY tax-saving tips and tricks?

    • Ensure the wages for June are paid and credited into the employees’ bank accounts on or before 30th June. 

    • Ensure your superannuation for the June quarter gets paid by 30th June to qualify for a tax  deduction. If it’s not possible to determine the superannuation liability for June, pay April and May at least, which will act as a tax saver for you. 

    • If you have any KPI bonus, commission, directors’fees or incentives that are payable relevant to the current financial year but could only be correctly computed and paid in the subsequent financial year, making a provision in the current financial year will also act as a tax saver. 

     

  • What challenges could an employer face concerning payroll?

    • Initial setting up and configuration of the employees with the proper employment classification and entitlements. 

    • Pro-rata calculations for a new start and exiting employees. 

    • Answering technical queries from employees. 

    • Calculation of the complex payroll tax obligations and potential penalties if not reported correctly.

    • Tracking of leave entitlements, especially long service leave, as it varies from state to state. 

    • Ensuring the accrued employees’ entitlements are appropriately accounted for to assess realistic business performance metrics. 

    • Frequent changes in working hours, overtime hours and pay rates requires accuracy and attention to detail. 

    • Processing of parental leave, maternity benefits, redundancy and work injury-related entitlements and payments. 

    • Correct reporting to the ATO and annual reconciliation for wages/PAYG withholding.

    • Implementing good governance and controls in your payroll process to mitigate the risk of error and fraud.

    • If your payroll system is a standalone system, periodical summary reports will get picked up  in your financial accounting systems. 

    • Remembering that KPI or performance bonuses are to be paid exclusive of a superannuation contribution.

  • What’s PremierOne's Process?

    • Setting up and configuring your payroll systems, specific to your requirements. 

    • Creating the master file data for your employees with date of birth, TFN, leave entitlements  and pay rates. 

    • Process the pay run based on timesheets and sending the draft for your approval. 

    • Once approved, we finalise the payroll, email payslips to employees, send you the electronic batch file for processing through online banking, and fulfil ATO reporting requirements through STP. 

    • Superannuation processing either monthly or quarterly based on your reporting obligations. 

    • End of financial year STP finalisation and reporting to the ATO. 

    • Month-end reporting to track the various payment categories, changes over previous pays and gross summary journal.

    • Round-the-clock support to address any queries that arise.

    • Appropriate calculation of tax for fractured pays arising due to termination and onboarding  of employees outside the normal pay calendar. 

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