Are you ready for the Single Touch Payroll deadline?
For small businesses with 19 or fewer employees, Single Touch Payroll (or STP) became a requirement from 1 July 2019, with a three-month transition period granted to get STP up and running. Larger businesses with 20 or more employees were required to start from 1 July 2018. The three-month transition period for small businesses is […] Read More
Going to Court: A Guide to Recovering Costs
Going to court can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive. Even if you are successful in court, you will not be able to recover all of your legal costs. A court will usually order the unsuccessful party to contribute to the other party’s costs, but both parties will still face some legal costs. If you are […] Read More
Advantages of Forecasting
Financial forecasts are future predictions of your business finances, as compared to statements, which provide details of actual results of progress, They can assist in managing your finances. The following are five ways forecasting can help your business: Focus on the Future By forecasting on a regular basis, it forces you to continually think about […] Read More
ATO Scam Warnings
After a run of phone calls from clients who have received text messages from the Tax Office, I thought it was a timely reminder of what to keep an eye out for to keep yourself safe from scammers. The Tax Office are using electronic communications more and more to communicate with clients about upcoming lodgements, […] Read More
Great opportunity or am I getting ripped off?
Today’s blog started with a message on my phone at about 8:15pm on a Tuesday from a friend via Facebook Messenger, “Hi Rohan, just wondering if you have heard of…”. After a quick Google I came up with the results of a Gold Coast based advisory business. Initial alarm bells went off and I fired […] Read More
Can You Keep Your Cool in a Falling Stock Market?
It seemed timely that I recently read another excellent article by Bruce Jackson (formerly of the Motley Fool but now from The Capital Club) in relation to falling and volatile stock markets. This article was written on October 12 2018. In the last few weeks, world markets have experienced some wild swings which naturally tests […] Read More
Never too early for tax planning
The last few months of the financial year see most people turning their business eye towards their tax planning. However, it is never too early to consider tax planning, even now over nine months from financial year end. The following items came about from a recent discussion with a client concerned about what the year […] Read More
Main residence and non residents
Watch out if you own a house and plan to leave Australia and become a Non Resident! There are proposed new laws before Parliament that make a Non Resident who sells their previous main residence in Australia fully subject to Capital Gains Tax, even if they lived in it for many years. Example: You bought […] Read More
Financial education – Rich Dad, Poor Dad
On a recent holiday I read one of the latest book or Robert Kiyosaki, Why the Rich are Getting Richer. This is a reminder of the points taught in Roberts bestselling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad. For those that are not familiar this book the story behind the book is of Roberts Poor Dad, who […] Read More
Property Investment Traps for Investors to Avoid
There are always tips and traps to remember when property investing but here are some traps investors should avoid: 1) Lack of Property Maintenance Like any investment, your property and your tenants need to be treated with respect. If your property falls into a state of disrepair this can result in a multitude of problems. […] Read More