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Important news for users of MYOB AccountEdge

August 27, 2019

Delay your Mac upgrade!   Apple are releasing a new operating system, Catalina, for Macs. The release date is not confirmed yet, but it could be as early as mid-September 2019. However MYOB have announced that AccountEdge v18.5, or earlier, will not run on this operating system.   MYOB advises that you turn off automatic […]

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Technology skills in bookkeeping

April 23, 2019

We all know that the world of technology is fast moving, but are your skills up to do date with technology and is the technology you are using the right fit for your business?   With legislative changes, there is no avoiding technology in the bookkeeping and tax environment. The good news is that it […]

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Why Virtual CFOs are the future of financial services

March 26, 2019

We’ve all heard the term Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and we know what it is, right? They handle everything related to a company’s finances – reporting and analysing your financial results, overseeing cost-benefit analysis, cost control, securing new funding etc. As financial management is a crucial component in the running of a company, a CFO […]

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Advisory services the way of the digital future

November 16, 2018

With digital and automated solutions on the rise in the accounting industry, a greater emphasis is being placed on services such as audit and advisory. In a joint study conducted with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, The Australian Financial Review Top 100 Accounting Firms 2018 found digital technology was named by the majority of […]

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Tax Financial Adviser registration deadline approaching

October 10, 2017

The TPB have published a very useful resource for Tax Financial Advisers who need to renew their license. The key steps in the process are: Determine your representative status Review the required qualification and relevant experience Determine if a board approved course for tax (financial) advisers is required to be completed – Applied Education’s unit and […]

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Mandatory reporting of data breaches on the horizon

May 12, 2017

An article published by the Institute of Public Accountants has drawn attention to the government’s recently introduced Notifiable Data Breach scheme, stating it will have big consequences on small businesses and accountants. The passage of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 – to commence on 22 February 2018 – will require the mandatory […]

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Demand still strong for tax agents

April 28, 2017

An article published by Accountants Daily indicates that demand for tax agent services is still remaining strong. The key points in the article are: In 2014-15 nearly 74% of individuals were still using tax agents. Usage of the ATO’s MyTax is not increasing as much as expected. Claims for negative gearing are down on previous […]

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ATO release a new fillable TFN declaration

March 23, 2017

The Tax Office has developed a fillable TFN (Tax File Number) declaration form which is available on their website. This means you will no longer need to order the form and wait for it to be posted to you. All you need to do is download it from the ATO website. Once it is […]

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How to become a bookkeeper and bas agent

How to become a bookkeeper and BAS agent

February 8, 2017

Have you got a knack for numbers and do you get a kick out of problem solving? Do you enjoy mathematics and have an analytical mind with amazing attention to detail? If this sounds like you, then a career in bookkeeping could be right up your alley. So what exactly does a bookkeeper do? A bookkeeper […]

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How to become a tax agent in 2017

February 8, 2017

Becoming a Tax Agent in Australia is a relatively straight forward process in order to meet the requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board Tax Agent specifications. Applied Education’s 3 steps to becoming a Tax Agent in Australia Applied Education has hundreds of students each year asking us this question and here are our tips for […]

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