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Murray Nicholls

Director - Remuneration Planning and Business Advisory

Bachelor of Business
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
Registered Taxation Agent

Murray is one of our four Business Advisory managers. Murray looks after a portfolio of small to medium sized enterprises across a wide range of industries providing services such as: individual & corporate taxation advice, GST advice, business and tax structuring advice, accounting and cash flow analysis and general business guidance. Murray's particular areas of expertise are Fringe Benefits Tax and salary packaging.

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Murray Nicholls's' Articles

Superannuation Amnesty Legislation Update

The bill to allow an amnesty on late or unpaid superannuation contributions has now received royal assent as of 6 March 2020. This will allow employers to voluntarily disclose to the ATO late or unpaid amounts. The amnesty will apply for six months after date of royal assent and can be used for superannuation contributions […]

Superannuation on annual leave loading

One issue that is creating discussion for many schools is the requirement for employers to pay superannuation guarantee contributions on annual leave loading amounts. The ATO recently reiterated their position that these leave loading payments are generally considered to be part of an employee’s ordinary time earnings (OTE). We outlined in our recent ‘Update on […]

FBT-free gifts this Christmas

With Christmas spirits high, tax doesn’t usually come to mind when employers are buying gifts for their staff. Employers can avoid FBT by providing employees with gifts that cost less than $300 per employee. This threshold applies to each benefit provided, not to the total value of all associated benefits. Employers should also be aware […]

Labour hire arrangements

At our recent employer obligations seminar, our guest presenter reported how labour hire arrangements in Victoria must now be licensed in accordance with the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018.A labour hire arrangement is where an individual or organisation (known as the &lsquo;provider&rsquo;) in the course of conducting a business supplies individuals to work in and […]