Is there a way in payroll to enter timesheet hours eg 8am – 8pm and this automatically work out 10 hours pay and 1 hr penalty rate (as per hospitality award) and loading for weekend if it was Sat or Sun
Nothing really happens automatically, you would need to set up separate wage categories, and allocate the hours accordingly. There are a number of add-on time billing solutions that can help you with this.
Last year I tried to submit a client EMPDUPE file through my BASP however ATO advised that I was only allowed to submit my own. Do you know if this is true?
Yes the EMPDUPE file must come from the system with your account number. You can open up the EMPDUPE file in a program call NOTEPAD (It should be on your computer) and edit it, remove your ABNN and replace it with your clients.
Is there another program that allows you to submit your EMPDUPE file?
You can use a program like GovReports http://www.govreports.com.au/. This program allows you to submit your ATO reports, and queue them in the system, waiting for submission. This is a time saving process as frequently the ATO option has technical glitches, and sometimes you cannot submit when you want to.
Once you have completed the BAS can you post it and it automatically does the GST, PAYG entries or is it a manual journal?
In all systems you need to manually enter the transaction, be it a manual journal entry or an open invoice awaiting payment or receipt.