27 06, 2019

A business accountant in Melbourne explains single touch payroll

June 27th, 2019|Accounting, Payroll|

When people think about opening their own business, their minds tend to linger on a couple of things: The freedom to be their own boss How much money they’ll bring in The potential for future growth What prospective business owners don’t realise is that small business owners are some of the hardest-working people around – according to some surveys, more [...]

7 06, 2019

Our tax accountants in Melbourne answer: do you need to lodge a tax return?

June 7th, 2019|Accounting|

It’s hard to believe that it’s June already. And we all know what that means: it’s nearly tax time! While the idea might not exactly fill you with joy (though it does at our end!), filing your taxes is an important part of your responsibilities as a resident in Australia. Determining whether you need to file a tax return should [...]

10 05, 2019

Our Melbourne accountants explain 4 ways technology has changed our industry

May 10th, 2019|Accounting|

Remember how much of a struggle it was to contact someone before mobile phones were everywhere? Or how you used to have to call the cinema to find out what was showing? Or how hard it was find out an obscure fact, or which actor is in that movie? Yes, technology has certainly made our lives a lot easier. And [...]

22 04, 2019

Our tax accountant in Melbourne explains the “cents per km” method

April 22nd, 2019|Accounting, Tips & Tricks|

Unlike your personal tax return, businesses activities are subject to many additional tax obligations, depending on their operations. Even if you aren’t a business owner yourself, certain expenses incurred in the course of performing your job can impact your tax, as well as the deductions you’re eligible for. Long story short, business activities can result in your tax returns becoming [...]

12 04, 2019

Our tax accountants in Melbourne explore the 2019 federal budget and election

April 12th, 2019|Accounting, Support|

The battlelines have been drawn. The attack ads are coming out. Funding promises are being made. With the date finally confirmed as Saturday, 18th May, Election Season is in full swing. Combine that with the recently-announced government budget, and it’s no wonder so many people are talking to tax accountants in Melbourne with questions about how their tax obligations and [...]

22 03, 2019

Can you afford an audit? A Melbourne tax accountant explains the audit process

March 22nd, 2019|Accounting, Support|

You’ve got a lot going on at the moment. Perhaps it’s a busy sales season, or you’ve just landed yourself a big client. It could even be something going on with your private life, such as planning for an upcoming holiday or a major purchase. And then you receive a letter. You open it, noticing the distinctive ATO letterhead and [...]

13 03, 2019

A Melbourne tax explains Division 7A – does it affect tax accounting?

March 13th, 2019|Accounting, Support|

Division 7A: even the name sounds intimidating! As the owner or shareholder of a private company, it’s relatively normal (and completely legal) to receive or borrow money from your own business - assuming you do it properly, that is. Borrowing money from your own business comes with several unique accounting requirements. If these requirements aren’t followed, you may land yourself [...]

21 02, 2019

A personal tax accountant in Melbourne explains vacant land tax

February 21st, 2019|Accounting|

If you own land in Victoria, you may have to pay land tax. What you may not have known is that you may still be required to pay land tax even if the land in question is empty, vacant, or not being used at all! Despite the similar names, vacant residential land tax (which we’ll call “vacant land tax” for [...]

8 02, 2019

Capital gains tax 101: a Melbourne tax accountant explains

February 8th, 2019|Accounting|

When it comes to business accounting, there are three main taxes you’ll need to contend with: Company tax (income) Goods and Services Tax Capital Gains Tax (CGT) While most are familiar with the first two, not everyone has to deal with the third very often. As a result, capital gains tax isn’t quite as well understood as the other two. [...]

23 01, 2019

Small Business Accountant Explains GST For New Businesses

January 23rd, 2019|Accounting|

With a handful of exceptions, GST is charged on every single purchase we make. Of course, you’ve only got experience with the customer side of the GST equation. Now that you’re opening up your own small business however, it’s important that you understand how the business side of GST works. It’s crucial that you understand your obligations and duties vis-a-vis [...]