As a small business owner, you’ve got a lot on your proverbial plate. For starters, you’ve got all of the day-to-day aspects of running your business, as well as daily interactions with current and prospective customers. You also have to contend with keeping up with your competitors and taking steps to grow your business. With…

Special Pherrus Federal Budget 2018-19 Review The federal budget has been outlined for 2018-19. This year’s Budget highlights a mix of some 37 measures. What are the need to knows? Here are the Big Ones –       Personal Income Tax Relief – there will be an immediate offset for low to middle income earners. Further relief…

Starting from the 1st July 2018, the changes to GST exemption mean that all online goods bought from overseas will now carry a 10% goods and services tax. The previous rules meant that all goods worth less than $1,000 were exempt from the GST, but that is no longer the case. Goods becoming more expensive…

If you have invested in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, you need to stay ahead of some changes which are coming from the Australian Tax Office. The ATO is keen to crack down on cryptocurrencies to ensure that investors are paying taxes on their earnings. New crackdown initiative The ATO has a number of different ways…

Should you provide workers compensation insurance for your employees? There might be a few more benefits than you expect. First, let’s look at what this type of insurance entails, and then why you should already have a scheme in place. What is workers compensation insurance? This type of insurance will pay out if one of…

If you haven’t yet heard about Single Touch Payroll, you may need to conduct a quick headcount to determine if your business needs to comply. What is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll (STP) aligns your reporting obligations to your payroll processes. Your business will be required to report to the ATO each time you pay…

If you own a business in the building and construction industry, you’re required to keep track of all payments you make to contractors. Each year you must report these payments to the Taxation Office by August 28. For this reporting, you will use the Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) form. Here are the basics you need to understand to properly lodge this…

As the end of fiscal year (EOFY) approaches for most companies in Australia, it’s time to make sure you’re not missing out on any opportunities to reduce your business tax obligations. While you should make sure to conduct a thorough review of all your financials, these additional tips can help you find specific ways to manage your tax concerns before…

The Australian tax code can be confusing, especially for new or small to medium businesses. If you take some time to learn the basics, though, you can make tax deductions work for you regardless of the size of your business or how many expenses you have. Take a read through these tips to see what…

There’s really only one reason to call an accountant: to improve your business performance. No matter what condition your business is in, things could be better. If you are raking in the profits with all the business you can handle, maybe it’s time to grow. If you are just making ends meet, it’s time to boost revenues and lower expenses….

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