Contractor Newsletter | June 2016

100Icon - MKT Sky Blue Plane (1)EOFY Payment Summaries – the option’s yours

The end of the 2015/2016 Financial Year is closing in. And, as usual at this time of year, we are busy preparing your payment and WRE* summaries.

Unless you request otherwise, your payment and WRE summaries will be sent by 14 July 2016, to the same email address as your regular payment advice notifications.

If you would prefer to receive your Payment Summary by post, make sure you let us know by 17 June 2016. Simply send an email to kerry.calvert@cxcglobal.com.au and include your current postal address details. Kerry will take care of the rest.

You will also be able to access payment and WRE summaries through MyTax via MyCXC.

MyTax also allows you to:

  • download your payment and WRE Summary for current and previous Financial Years
  • confirm your eligibility for a FREE simple tax return, processed by CXC Financial Partners
  • electronically start the tax return process via CXC Financial Partners
  • submit further WRE claims (if included in your CXC Global services)

If you have any queries, simply get in touch with the Customer Care team on 1300 724 082 or email customerservice@cxcglobal.com.au.

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Need help scoring your next contract?

We are always on the lookout for value added services we can offer our contractors. So, when Sean Croon from ITCV Writers approached us to offer our contractors a great deal on their career coaching and CV services, we jumped at the chance.

ITCV Writers help professionals find and secure better jobs through professional CV, resume and LinkedIn writing, social media training, career coaching and interview preparation.

ITCV Writers wants to help you secure your next contract quickly and painlessly. So we’ve put together two special offers to help secure that next engagement (available until 31st July 2016).

  • One free 20-minute career coaching consultation with Sean Croon over the phone. Please email croon@itcvwriters.com.au or call 03 9010 6115 to arrange a session.
  • $50 discount off the Career Package (two 1:1 career coaching sessions, CV, LinkedIn & Cover Letters), Full Package (CV, LinkedIn & Cover Letters) and Essentials Package (CV & LinkedIn). Use the coupon code CXCPARTNER to get your discount.

Sean Croon is the founder and Principal Consultant for ITCV Writers, spending over 10 years working with I.T. and telecommunications professionals, with over 300 placements, 400 CV’s and LinkedIn profiles written, 1,000 interviews and 20,000 CV’s reviewed. He managed one of the most profitable recruitment agencies in Melbourne and built up a contractor force of 200 I.T. professionals. Sean started ITCV Writers in 2013 to help people progress their career, both within and outside the technology industry.

Check out www.itcvwriters.com.au to review all our services and testimonials.

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piggy-bank-661969_1920Six EOFY super contribution tip from our experts

In prep for the looming end of financial year, our friends at CXC Financial Partners have put together some tips about super contributions. If superannuation is part of your wealth strategy or you’re looking at some ways to reduce your tax bill come 1 July, then you need to get your head around these tips before the 2015/16 financial year end.

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The second Monday in June is almost upon us, which means…a public holiday!

It’s the Queen’s Birthday public holiday (in all states except WA). As a result CXC Global will be closed on Monday 13 June 2016.

How will this affect you?

Best that you check with your agency or client to see if timesheet deadlines or pay dates will change because of this public holiday.

Timesheets

If your timesheet(s) are due on Monday 13 June, we suggest you submit your approved timesheets beforehand on Friday 10 June or immediately following the public holidays on Tuesday 14 June, if you don’t hear otherwise.

Pay Transfers

We’ll be reconciling and releasing all funds received prior to the public holiday on Friday 10 June, for overnight release.

Please note: The next date payments will be processed will be Tuesday 14 June. So best you get your timesheets in prior to the public holiday, if possible.

If you have any questions please contact our Contractor Care team on 1300 724 082 or customerservice@cxcglobal.com.au.

So in summary…don’t forget to make arrangements to accommodate your timesheet & pay cycle that could be affected by the Queen’s Birthday closure.

And most importantly, enjoy your day off!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFive things to consider when sending money back home

For expats in Australia, it can be crucial to send money back home in support of family and friends. Our partner from OFX offer a minimum transfer amount of AUD$250 and competitive exchange rates which means you’re never too remote to lend a financial hand to your nearest & dearest.

Whether you send money overseas to India, the UK, New Zealand, the Philippines or any of the 190 countries we transfer to, you’ll bear witness to the low or zero fees and competitive exchange rates that help you deliver more money to your loved ones.

Here are some key considerations when sending money abroad:

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OFX – Now trading 24/7OFX 24-7

OFX (formerly OzForex). One of the world’s largest international payments specialist has launched 24 hour, 7 day a week trading, giving you the convenience to transact on weekends.

‘Our customers have long asked for it, and now we’re delivering it. We are now always open, ready to provide expertise to our customers.’

The service enables customers to register and speak to an OFX customer representative, set up their accounts, get quotes and make international transfers at the same great rates, and check exchange rate quotes 363* days of the year, 24 hours a day.

 ‘So now, OFX is a 24/7 business.  Always available for when it matters to our customers. Because, when doesn’t it matter?’

*excludes Christmas and New Year’s Day

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contractor_coinIt pays to be a contractor

When weighing up the pros and cons of contracting versus full-time employment, the theme song to Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, ‘For the Love of Money’, may understandably get stuck on constant repeat in your head.

Well, Randstad’s latest employer branding research may just help tip that scale in favour of contracting, just that little bit further. According to Randstad, Australian full-time workers are being short-changed approximately $71.2 billion in unpaid hours per year.

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Freelancing & Freedom – Doing it for the kidsFreedom_kids

There is an old saying ‘business and family don’t mix’. But it seems like that timeworn proverb is no longer a motto to live by. The global upsurge of freelancers in the workforce is heavily driven by people wanting to achieve the exact opposite. The 2016 Freelancer Lifestyle Survey by Toptal found that many people are leaning towards making their family a part of their work day rather than keeping them separate.

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That’s a wrap for the June CXC Global Contractor Newsletter. Let us know if there is anything you would like us to cover in the next edition. We’d love to hear from you.

And don’t forget, if you need to get in touch with us for any service or pay related matter our Customer Service team is more than happy to help.

The team at CXC Global

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