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When do you need a business valuation?

For many small business operators the most valuable asset they may own is their business. 

As no two businesses are the same, there is not a simple look up source that a business owner can go to, to provide an answer to the question, what is my business worth? Read more…

Choosing the right business structure

Choosing the right business structure can be overwhelming. We've put together some information to help you through the process. 

Things that need to be taken into consideration: Read more…

Building your business budget for 2019/20

A new financial year brings with it opportunities. 
  

And an important way to make the most of those opportunities is to build your business budget for 2019/20. 

Why? Because a well-planned budget will help you identify your profit goals and the revenue you need to achieve that profit. Understanding your budget will link into your strategic planning to ensure you are able to achieve your business goals. 

So, how do you build your business budget? Read more…

End Of Financial Year Checklist

Preparing for 30 June

June is a busy time of year for everyone as the end of financial year approaches. Here are six things to help you prepare for 30 June and beyond. Read more…

Changes to the instant asset write-off

As many of you may be aware, an increase in the instant asset write-off threshold was announced as part of the 2019 Federal Budget. There was also an extension in the period that businesses could access the write-off. On 6 April, the Bill 2019 achieved Royal Assent, which means the legislation was passed by Parliament.  Read more…

Tax Planning

With only two months to go in the financial year now is the time to start thinking about your tax position for the 2019 financial year. 

Why? 

Well, most people don't like paying tax and so if you want to reduce your tax liability you need to start looking at ways to do that now. Read more…

Single Touch Payroll

Single Touch Payroll is about to apply to all employers from 1st July 2019. 

By using cloud software you will be able to make a smooth transition to ensure you are compliant with the Single Touch Payroll requirements.  

What is Single Touch Payroll?

Single touch payroll (STP) has changed the way businesses report employee's tax and superannuation information to the ATO. Read more…

What is the Cloud?

Cloud Accounting

You've probably heard about Cloud Accounting. You may even be using it. But what is the cloud?

The term cloud accounting has been around for a while now and refers to how the data and application is stored – ie over the internet.

Traditionally software would have been loaded on your PC. You would then run the software and store your data on the PC. It was then your responsibility to ensure your data was backed up, to manually load updates and to provide physical backups to us.  Read more…

Fringe Benefits Tax 2019

What is a Fringe Benefit?

Fringe benefits are benefits other than salaries and wages provided to an employee in respect of the employees employment activities. An employee may be a current, future or former employee or an associate of the employee. This definition of employee extends to directors of companies and workers who perform duties for minimal or no salaries.

Employees may cash out their benefits by reimbursing the employer to negate any fringe benefits tax liability. This can be in cash or by a journal entry in the financial statements of the employer. Read more…

 

Running a business involves keeping track of financial documents. These documents can come in the form of:
  • receipts
  • bills and statements
  • emails
Recording all your transactions and keeping all your financial documentation can be overwhelming - especially when it comes to paper-based receipts and bills.  Read more…