As BAS Agents, we must take "reasonable care of your financial matters" and need to review most of your receipts/supplier tax invoices to claim back the GST on your behalf. If you only want to know how to "simply fill in" your BAS, then I would advise that you ask your accountant to show you [...]
I have a few clients that are in the manufacturing industry in the Hawkesbury area. While they are busy with their business, there is no time to keep their books up to date. They need a bookkeeper to keep on top of it all and especially a BAS Agent to lodge the ATO monthly and quarterly returns [...]
Bookkeeping for restaurant owners can be very time consuming especially while you are busy creating new menus, ordering your supplies, sorting out staff issues, marketing, preparing each table service etc. Why not outsource your bookkeeping with all those supplier bills to enter into your accounting software and pay, bank accounts to reconcile and BAS lodgements to [...]
Are you still using spreadsheets? If you are an employer, you will be required to start Single Touch Payroll so you will need accounting software to report your payroll to the ATO. Another advantage of online software is to run your reports for example Profit and Loss to see how your business is running. You [...]
With the new Single Touch Payroll system in, the ATO is now receiving data from the Superfunds and will match it to the payroll records. Penalties have ramped up as well as the ATO audits for unpaid Super. Employers not doing the right thing can expect a visit from the ATO.
Maintain separate business and personal records. Have a separate bank account for business transactions only. Keep your records for 5 years. Set aside time to review and update your records Keep records electronically wherever possible. Software can help you report income and claim expenses correctly. ATO Small Business Newsroom