19 Mar 2020

If you are a business owner or claim work-related expenses, good record keeping is essential. It ensures that you are maximising the deductions available to you, but also ensures that you are adhering to the ATO substantiation requirements, which mea...

13 Oct 2019

Financial planning. That’s for people with lots of money to invest, isn’t it? 

Not necessarily.

Sure, investment planning is an important part of financial planning, but underpinning the whole process of creating wealth in the first place is...

8 Sep 2019

Last month’s blog discussed how directors can be personally liable for employee entitlements. This month we look at the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) basics, like how to calculate SG and what your obligations are as an employer under this regime.


14 Aug 2019

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has always had several techniques to collect outstanding tax debts. Recently there has been a strengthening of the ATO’s powers where a company fails to comply with its obligations, particularly in relation to emp...

15 Jul 2019

Welcome to our first blog for the 2020 financial year. 

At this time of year, you’re probably starting to look at getting your tax affairs in order – or at least thinking about it! You may also start to wonder if your accountant is the right match for...

24 Jun 2019

For businesses paying wages to employees, the deadline to register for Single Touch Payroll (STP) is fast approaching. With only 7 days until 1 July, the countdown is on to get registered!

In this month’s blog, we will go through what you need to do t...

11 Apr 2019

It’s been a week since Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the Federal Budget for 2019-20. So, who are the winners in this?

In this month’s blog, we thought that we’d highlight some of the proposed changes that may affect you, your family and your bus...

18 Mar 2019

You may have seen notifications regarding Single Touch Payroll (STP) come through your Cloud based accounting program (I have seen them through Xero), or perhaps you’ve received emails from the ATO. Either way, Single Touch Payroll is going to change...

11 Feb 2019

With the end of the financial year a little over 4 months away, we thought it might be an opportune time to recap the record keeping requirements for taxpayers. 

Australia’s tax system is self-assessing. This means that you as the taxpa...

23 Jan 2019

In late 2018, we shared an article that listed several things that SMSF trustees need to consider before the loss of capacity of a member. If you didn’t get a chance to read the article, we have attached the link here. While the a...

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