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5 common accounting mistakes (and how to avoid them)

5 common accounting mistakes (and how to avoid them) Starting a business can be a challenging experience, especially when it comes to managing your numbers and staying on top of your financial management. Unless you’ve got some experience in finance, the bookkeeping and accounting requirements can be quite daunting. And even with today’s helpful cloud accounting platforms and fintech apps, there’s always the possibility of making a simple accounting mistake. So, what are the most common accounting mistakes made by business owners? And

Budgeting for success: the importance of good financial management

Budgeting for success: the importance of good financial management When you’re operating and managing a small business, you have a finite pot of cash to work with. Because of this, it’s incredibly important to manage your cash well and to have clear budgets and spending limits for every area of your business operations. Let’s take a look at why budgeting is such a vital part of your financial management, and what you can do to keep your company on budget and in

2024–25 Federal Budget Highlights

2024–25 Federal Budget Highlights   The Federal Treasurer, Dr Jim Chalmers, handed down the 2024–25 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on 14 May 2024. Described as a “responsible Budget that helps people under pressure today”, the Treasurer has forecast a second consecutive surplus of $9.3 billion. The main priorities of the government, as reflected in the Budget, are helping with the cost of living, building more housing, investing in skills and education, strengthening Medicare and responsible economic management to help fight inflation. The

Outstanding tax debts? ATO warns about disclosure to CRAs

Outstanding tax debts? ATO warns about disclosure to CRAs The ATO has shifted its focus from providing assistance with tax through the pandemic to now re-establishing the culture of businesses paying their tax debts on time. Beginning from July 2023, The ATO has issued notices of intent to disclose business tax debts of more than 22,000 businesses with a tax debt of at least $100,000 that is overdue by more than 90 days, to credit rating agencies (CRAs). Disclosure of business tax debts The

Your upcoming tax calendar for November and December 2023

Your upcoming tax calendar for November and December With the year end approaching and businesses preparing for the holiday season it is important to keep your tax obligations in check and managing your workflow keeping the Christmas shutdown periods in mind. In order for you to be across your tax obligations, below are the key compliance dates for November and December 2023. Make sure these lodgments are up to date to avoid any non-compliance action, interest and penalties. If you have questions or

Writing a business plan?

Writing a business plan? What elements should you include, and what are the main considerations to think about? A detailed business plan will generally include: – A clear direction for the business – a well-crafted business plan gives you a defined path to follow, outlining the company’s purpose, goals and strategies. – An overview of your financial strategy – your plan will include revenue projections, expense forecasts and funding requirements. This financial guidance gives you the foundations for mapping out your budgeting, cashflow and

Tax Tips for small businesses 2023

Common Tax Deductions for Small Business   Are you claiming all the business tax deductions that you are entitled to?   There are many expenses common to most small business, and there are other expenses that are specific to the nature of each industry and the goods or services that your business provides.   Operating expenses include accounting, administration, advertising and marketing, office premises, office running expenses, trading stock, legal fees, repairs and maintenance, insurance and vehicle expenses. Employment expenses include salary and wages, fringe benefits, superannuation

Tax Tips for Individuals 2023

Although your tax return is not due for a few months yet, the end of the financial year is near. Get ahead now by preparing all the documents required for your 2023 tax return so you can get your tax done quickly and get any refund due to you in your bank!   Income   The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) automatically receives information from your employers about salary and wages that you have been paid for the financial year.   You need to declare all income,

Temporary full expensing is due to end soon – your tax deduction guide

With the temporary full expensing (TFE) incentive due to end on 30 June 2023, the federal government has announced the reintroduction of the small business instant asset write-off.   Businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $5 billion   The TFE rules provide for a full deduction to businesses for the cost of eligible depreciating assets in the year they are first used, or installed ready for use, for a taxable purpose before 30 June 2023.   You and your business must be mindful that

Your Fringe Benefits Tax Return is due soon

Your Fringe Benefits Tax Return is due soon   If you are lodging your own fringe benefits tax (FBT) return you need to lodge and pay by the 21st of May. If we are lodging on your behalf, your due date is not until the 25th of June.   If you have been paying FBT instalments on your quarterly BAS, we still need to complete and lodge the annual return to assess whether you have paid too much or too little throughout the year.   If