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- Creating Value in your Business Business owners often get so buried in the day to day, that we forget the myriad of essential building blocks required to be kept in check, to create, build, maintain and ultimately sell a business. It can be a real challenge to keep all the plates spinning, regardless of the size or stage of the... Read more » 16.04.2019 | Read more
- The approach to tax when you’re working from home If you produce assessable income at home, or some of it, and you incur expenses from using that home as your “office” or “workshop”, the ATO will generally allow that a taxpayer could be in a position to be able to claim some expenses and make some deductions. Otherwise the ATO takes the view that... Read more » 4.04.2019 | Read more
- When valuations of property are important for tax There are times when getting a valuation becomes necessary, especially to estimate the cost of transactions that are not arm’s-length or when no actual cash changes hands. A common example of this is in respect of property, and especially for transactions when a valuation is necessary for tax purposes. For example, let’s say that Humbert... Read more » 12.03.2019 | Read more
- Key Factors for a Successful Business A client asked us recently “what are the key factors for a successful business”? We think the following are some of the important factors to take into consideration: Think about “scaling up” your business from the very beginning of the business, no matter how small the business. This means implementing systems, regular meetings, adopting business... Read more » 12.03.2019 | Read more
- Stop Press: Single Touch Payroll to cover all Businesses from 1 July 2019 The extension of Single Touch Payroll (“STP”) to employers with 19 or less employees has finally passed both Houses on 12th February 2019, after amendments were tabled late last year. This will mean that employers with 19 or less employees will have to report under STP rules from 1 July 2019. Businesses with 20 or... Read more » 13.02.2019 | Read more
- Guide to making motor vehicle claims A perennial topic regarding tax deductions is claiming expenses for a car. The following notes summarise the most salient points when it comes to claiming a deduction for motor vehicle expenses. Of course every person’s circumstances may be different, but the following covers most of the relevant information. Key points to keep in mind include:... Read more » 6.02.2019 | Read more
- Cyber Security Small Business Program – Grants A new Grants program for SME’s has recently been announced and is provided to eligible small businesses. What does it offer? Grants up to $2,100 will be provided to small businesses (with 19 or fewer employees) for up to 50 per cent of the cost of a certified small business health check. The health check... Read more » 16.12.2018 | Read more
- Do you need an agreement with your business partner? Going into new business with other people is exciting and can be extremely rewarding. A formal agreement can set the ground rules and stop owners getting caught out if things don’t quite go as well as planned. Whether your firm is structured as a partnership or a company, you and your business partners need to... Read more » 6.12.2018 | Read more
- Ten Things the Best Founders Do Bain & Company through their “Founder’s Mentality” concept that has been extensively researched, have concluded that: Leaders and the front line staff must share a bold mission, a focus on the needs of their core customers, and a commitment to develop the routines, behaviours and talent that transform their business and industry. Only 1 in... Read more » 20.11.2018 | Read more
- The work Christmas party It’s not quite Christmas time yet, but most businesses will be in the process of thinking ahead to the yuletide festivities, if not already into well-advanced planning. One of the perennial questions is if and how fringe benefits tax applies to these activities. There is no separate fringe benefits tax (FBT) category for Christmas parties... Read more » 6.11.2018 | Read more