Jobkeeper Payment

Jobkeeper Payment from the ATO If your business has a turnover of less than $1 billion and your turnover will decline by more than 30% compared to a similar period of last year, you can receive a payment of $1500 per fortnight per employee up until September 2020. Sole Traders and Partnerships with no employees [...]

2020-06-18T13:25:32+10:00April 25th, 2020|ATO, BAS, Bookkeeper, Financial, Governments, Hawkesbury, MYOB, Trades, Xero|

Coronavirus COVID-19 Cashflow Boost from ATO

**Cashflow Boost For Employers** – due to Coronavirus The ATO will provide tax-free cash flow boosts between $20,000 and $100,000 to eligible businesses, delivered through credits on your BAS (after 28th April 2020). Eligibility – If you held an ABN on 12 March 2020 and continue to be active Have an aggregated annual turnover under [...]

2020-06-18T13:27:53+10:00April 25th, 2020|ATO, BAS, Bookkeeper, Financial, Governments|

Bookkeeping for manufacturing industry

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 [...]

2019-11-28T14:52:53+10:00October 23rd, 2019|ATO, BAS, Bookkeeper, Financial, Xero|

Are you still using Spreadsheets?

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 [...]

2019-09-19T10:12:45+10:00August 31st, 2019|ATO, BAS, Bookkeeper, Financial, Xero|

Superannuation is a big deal!

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.  

2019-07-15T16:20:01+10:00July 13th, 2019|ATO, Bookkeeper, Financial, Payroll|

New Financial Year for your tax return

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

2019-07-13T16:01:23+10:00July 11th, 2019|ATO, Financial, Governments, Taxes|

Be aware of Phone ATO Scams!

PHONE SCAM ALERT! Listen out for suspicious calls claiming to be from the ATO. Scammers are ‘spoofing’ our phone numbers so it looks like the ATO are calling. They’re also leaving our numbers on voicemails to make their contact seem real. While these calls may appear to be from us, remember that we’ll never: • [...]

2019-05-28T14:55:11+10:00April 22nd, 2019|BAS, Bookkeeper, Financial|

Top GST mistakes in BAS reports

It's easy to make a mistake when preparing your BAS.  That's why a certified bookkeeper/BAS Agent would be valuable in ensuring the ATO reporting is correct. Many business owners make mistakes on the Hire purchases/Lease of Vehicles or Plant & Equipment on their BAS. Incorrect tax codes in your chart of accounts - this affects [...]

2019-01-21T14:07:23+10:00January 20th, 2019|BAS, Bookkeeper, Financial, Taxes|

Do you have an employee or sub-contractor?

When hiring you must check first whether they are an employee or a contractor. Its important because it can affect your tax and super obligations. Penalties may apply if you do not get it right. You can use the ATO Employee/contractor decision tool to help you decide. ATO employee decision tool Link  

2019-01-21T14:19:43+10:00January 4th, 2019|BAS, Bookkeeper, Financial, Hawkesbury, Trades|