• Your SMSF: When Expenses and Investments Are Not at Arm’s-length
    We often get questions from clients about what they can and cannot do in their SMSF. Often the questions relate to related party transactions – that is, interactions between the SMSF, its assets, and its members (or relatives of members). We’ve set out some of the common questions and answers. […]
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    The Top 8 reasons Why Staff Leave
    Australia is facing a shortage of skilled labour. When the supply of staff dry up the focus often turns to retention. But, the first step is to understand why people you want to stay, choose to move on? Change in leadership – Leadership vacuum or concern about the impact of […]
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    ATO Touts New Account Viewing
    In an update from the ATO, it outlined that it had made a number of improvements for tax professionals to “make it easier” to view clients’ accounts in online services for agents. The changes detailed in the update include the development of a single system for activity statements and franking […]
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    ATO Signals Crackdown on 4 Ineligible Work-From-Home Claims
    The ATO on Thursday urged all taxpayers to be aware that, while the temporary shortcut method will remain available to those claiming work-from-home deductions this year, personal and occupancy expenses, among others, cannot be claimed through any method. Personal expenses like coffee, tea and toilet paper — while may be made […]
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    Taxpayers Urged to Keep Work-From-Home Records
    Although Australia has fared well throughout COVID, our working patterns have changed in step with the rest of the world, as expected,” said David Tomasi, chairman of Moore Australia. “It is important that Australians are aware of their entitlements under the ‘new normal’.” While tax agents should be advising their […]
8 February 2021
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Winding-up: Simplifying Small Business Insolvency

Drawing on key features of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy model in the United States, the new system aims to speed up the insolvency process, reduce costs and where possible, restructure to help the business survive. Where survival is not possible, it’s hoped that the quicker insolvency process will deliver greater […]
27 February 2018

9 Credit Control Mistakes that Could Hurt Your Business

What is credit control? Credit control is another name for ‘getting the money you’re owed’. Not many businesses have a formal credit control process when they start out. They just send invoices and hope for the best. However, only about half of invoices are paid on time, so that’s not a […]
22 February 2016

Managing Debt Problems With A Melbourne Accountant

If you are having trouble paying off debts or even find that your situation is deteriorating, the world can be a difficult and lonely place, especially if you are being regularly chased for payment. What can you do to protect your family? Take out a loan consolidating all your debts? […]
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