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Bookkeepers are you up to date on all ATO changes that came into effect last year?

January 23, 2020

The ATO introduced a number of legislative changes last year that will impact many small business. Here is a quick summary of the areas that may affect your business or your clients. Payments to contractors The Taxable Payment reporting system has been extended. Originally applicable to the building and construction industry, it now includes businesses […]

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eofy tips and reminders

July-August Bookkeeping Tasks

July 16, 2019

Important dates not to be missed. BAS Reconciliation and Common Issues All businesses registered for GST must lodge their Business Activity Statement (BAS) by 28 July 2019. If you have made quarterly BAS lodgements, this final lodgement should be easier and quicker to reconcile. However, make sure you take the following steps to avoid common […]

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asset write-offs

Tips to Coding the Instant Asset Write-Off Post Budget

April 16, 2019

Legislation passed at the start of this month, regarding the instant asset write-off for small and medium sized businesses with a turn-over of less than $50million. There are now three tiers of threshold that bookkeepers, accountants and tax agents need to be aware of for this financial year and next.   Thresholds       […]

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Legislation passes for Single Touch Payroll for all Australian businesses

March 21, 2019

Last month it was legislated that Single Touch Payroll (STP) will be extended to employers with 19 or fewer employees, starting from 1 July 2019. This means that no longer will any business be reporting their payroll activity once a year to the ATO, instead every business in Australia will need to send a report […]

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Labor announces planned doubling of penalties for tax avoidance schemes

November 16, 2018

The opposition is proposing a hefty increase in penalties for those found marketing tax avoidance schemes, should they win the next election. In recent years the Australian Taxation Office has begun a crackdown on accountants and lawyers who are found to promote tax avoidance schemes to their clients. Corporate entities can face fines of up […]

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2018 tax financial planner renewal

How to renew your financial planners & tax financial advisers registration for 2018

January 12, 2018

Generally, you must apply to renew your registration at least 30 days before it expires. You will remain registered until we make a decision on your application. If approved, your registration period will be renewed for at least three years. Full details of the can be found on the Tax Practitioners Board Website.   Applied […]

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