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My take on bookkeeping/BAS agents myths!

So does your bookkeeper need to be a BAS agent?

What can I claim?

If a salesperson tells you your purchase is tax deductible is it?

Entrepreneurial DNA

Lessons learnt from growing up in a family business.

The importance of fixed price agreements

Surprise bills hurt businesses. Make sure you know upfront what your accountant is going to charge.

Are you protected from STD

Disease and infection are not the only things transmitted by sex – debt can be too.

Gimme my money

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any small businesses - but what can you do when your customers won't pay you.

Accounting 101 - the very minimum you should expect from your tax accountant

What should your tax accountant be doing? What is your responsibility? How do you know if they've got it right?

Do I have to lodge a tax return?

It can sometimes be confusing trying to work out whether or not you need to lodge a tax return.

Crowd Funding - Is it taxable?

Crowd Funding is an emerging tool to get capital into your business but what does the tax man think of it?

Is your business SuperStream compliant?

SuperStream, the new electronic reporting and payment for superannuation, starts for all businesses with employees from the 1 July 2016. Do you understand what you need to do to avoid a hefty ATO fine? This article will make it clear.

Staff Changes

To be the best our staff need to be the best

5 ways the government could improve super in Australia

5 policy changes that could improve the retirement income of Australians

Should you spend $20,000 to get a tax deduction?

Remember - it's a deduction, not $20K in your pocket.

Remembering Accountants who served

Choosing the right tax agent

There are some dodgy tax agents out there - how do you know if yours is a good one?

When a contractor isn't a contractor

Just because an employer says you're a contractor it may not be so.

Real Cloud Accounting

What makes a real cloud accounting product?

Life in the Cloud

I had another Xerocon attendee ask me today what cloud add ons we use. I struggled to answer. Not because we don't use any, because we use them without thinking about it. It would be easier to ask what do we use that isn't cloud based.

Budget 2014 - More Pain than Gain

It is important to build for a stronger future for Australia and I understand that governments must make tough decisions. It remains to be seen how this will play out across our economy and community.

Bushfires and the Cloud

The last week was very stressful for our community with bushfires threatening many towns in our area. The upshot is that at least one of our clients has lost their home and many others have had substantial damage to their property.