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    JobMaker Hiring Credits: What We Know So Far
    We’ve had quite a few questions about the JobMaker hiring credit announced in the 2020-21 Federal Budget. The legislation enabling the JobMaker scheme has not passed Parliament as yet and until this occurs, the JobMaker rules are not certain and may change. More details should be available soon and we’ll […]
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    Refunds for Tax Losses
    If your company has made a loss, you may be able to claim a tax refund for tax previously paid on profits.  In the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Government announced that businesses with turnover under $5bn* will be able to offset any losses made between 2019-20 and 2021-22 against previously […]
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    Tax Deductions for Investing in Your Business
    Stimulating investment is high on the Government’s agenda. To encourage spending, the 2020-21 Budget introduced a measure that allows businesses with turnover under $5bn* to immediately deduct the cost of new depreciable assets and the cost of improvements to existing assets in the first year of use. This means that […]
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    ATO Extends JobKeeper Monthly Declaration After System Downtime
    Despite the business monthly declaration for October JobKeeper payments due on 14 November, the ATO had scheduled its system maintenance for online services for agents over the weekend, effectively affecting access over both days. As such, the ATO has now confirmed it will continue to accept and process late declarations. […]
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    3 Best and Worst Super Funds Revealed
    Source: NestEgg Stockspots 2020 Fat Cat Funds report has stated that poor performance is largely due to higher fees, with CEO Chris Brycki highlighting to consumers they would be $200,000 better off if they are in a fund charging less than 1 per cent instead of paying 2 per cent. “One […]
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    ATO Flags Key Early Access to Super Dates
    In an online update, the ATO said that ATO offices will generally be closed from midday of 24 December 2020 to the start of business on 4 January 2021. The last fund files prior to Christmas will be sent on 24 December 2020 – this will include all approvals up […]
2 October 2017

Xero for Builders — Makes Sense

Xero is the fastest growing new breed of accounting software in Australia/NZ that’s cloud based, low cost and easy to use. Bookkeepers and accountants in Melbourne seem to be keen for their clients to move to Xero for good reasons. If you’re in the construction industry, a contractor or a […]
30 August 2017

Choosing an Accounting Software

One of the main reasons businesses fail is because there isn’t a good bookkeeping system in place that would provide warning signs the business could run out of cash. You can choose to set up a bookkeeping system manually (using accounting books), electronically (spreadsheets) or use accounting software. Unless you […]
13 February 2017

Best Small Business Accounting Software of 2017

Most apps start small and add features and (hopefully) usability improvements year by year. Small business accounting apps, on the other hand, have evolved in the opposite direction. Products from companies like Peachtree and DacEasy and MYOB started their lives as full-blown, multiple-module, highly complex applications that were priced for […]
2 January 2014

Accounting Software For Australian Small Businesses

Accounting Software For Australian Small Businesses Before 2000, most small businesses and Melbourne accounting firms were running paper-based accounting. However, with the introduction of GST, many have recognised the need to switch to accounting software. This was further assisted by the Commonwealth Government’s $100 voucher to cover most of the […]
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