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Single Touch Payroll required for all businesses from 1 July 2019

Breaking News – 12 February 2019 Today, Australian lawmakers passed legislation that requires even the smallest of employers to electronically file each pay run with the tax office using Single Touch Payroll, from 1 July 2019. It’s a big ask for the nation’s 2.3 million small businesses, which employ 40 percent of all workers. It’s also a big opportunity Many employers still …

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Are you being Data Smart with your Smart Phone ?

Sure you have a cool phone……. but have you considered the security aspects? “It’s an unfortunate fact that the impact of cybercrime is a reality for all businesses. The scary reality is that 978 million people in 20 countries were affected by cybercrime in 2017. In New Zealand and Australia, one in four small businesses experienced a cyber-attack or hacking …

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The Invoicing Survival Guide

Getting paid quickly should be easy – but the invoicing process can often take more time than the work itself. Xero have researched the best in the business to simplify invoicing for you. So whether you’re just starting out, or want to improve on what you’re doing – our tips and tricks will help you navigate the world of invoices. …

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New Year’s Resolutions & Tax

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to get your finances and tax in order? Making the resolution is easy and often soon forgotten however, all is not lost. We can help you turn your resolution (good intentions) into a reality that benefits you and your business. Warning! The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is closing in fast on everyone who doesn’t …

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Managing your business cash flow over the holiday period

December is usually the busiest time of the year for retail and hospitality businesses. But businesses in other sectors often find that their sales slow down and their customers stop paying them for a few months. So cash flow dries up. Whether your business is large or small, well-established or in start-up mode, you need to take a planned approach …

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Starting a Business : The Ultimate Guide

So you want to know how to start a business? That’s awesome! There’s a lot to learn, but there’s plenty of information around to help. This guide from Xero is a great place to start. Starting your own business is a process, not an event People talk about ‘taking the plunge’ into small business like it’s an adrenaline sport. And there …

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Small Business Tax Cuts

Company Tax Rate Cut Small companies with an annual turnover up to $10 million will receive a tax cut this financial year with the tax rate decreasing from 30% to 27.5%. This will be followed by tax cuts for companies turning over up to $25 million in 2017-18, and up to $50 million in 2018-19. The tax cut announcement is …

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Small Business Benchmarks

Small business owners can benefit by using the Tax Office’s small business benchmarks to compare their business performance with industry averages. What are Small Business Benchmarks? The small business benchmarks are financial ratios that have been extracted from more than a million lodged income tax and BAS returns. What are Small Business Benchmarks used for? The benchmark data is used …

Protect Assets & Minimise Tax

“Trusts” Explained Simply

A simple definition of a trust is: “A relationship in which one person (the trustee) holds assets (money, property, a business) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary).” Other parties in a trust structure include a “settlor” who contributes the initial trust asset (which may be anything, including a nominal $10 cash or even a house) to bring the trust …