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Get your running shoes on!

This Sunday 6th March is Toowoomba’s annual Peak 2 Park running e

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5 things every family business should do – part 5: meet with family to discuss the business

by David Harland CPA Running a family firm can be grinding.  Sometimes

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5 things every family business should do – part 4: add family to your branding

by David Harland CPA Running a family firm can be grinding.  Sometimes

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5 things every family business should do – part 3: get financial agreements in place

by David Harland CPA Running a family firm can be grinding.  Sometimes

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5 thing every family business should do – part 2

by David Harland CPA Running a family firm can be grinding.  Sometimes

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5 things every family business should do – part 1

by David Harland CPA Running a family firm can be grinding.  Sometimes

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Time is running out to get SuperStream ready

With only two quarters left until SuperStream becomes mandatory, employ

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Australia Post set to raise postage prices

From 4 January 2016 it will cost more to send letters using Australia P

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The ATO are going digital – have your say!

The ATO are constantly looking at new ways to provide better online se

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Free tax seminars

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is conducting seminars for small b

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Thinking of importing or exporting goods or services?

If your business imports or exports it’s important that you’

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Looking for the perfect Christmas gift?

Editor:  If you are planning to provide Christmas gifts to staff this

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Stay Smart Online

Keeping your business information safe is crucial to protecting your bu

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Superannuation Funds Conditions of Release

To cash preserved benefits or restricted non-preserved benefits, a memb

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A major step in global transparency

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has undertaken its first ever auto

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Protecting businesses by data matching

Each year the ATO collect credit and debit card data from financial i

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Thinking of changing from a sole trader to a company?

As your business develops, you may need to restructure to adapt to chan

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Are you a company director?

Most people don’t realise that they can potentially be held personall

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Considering buying a car for your small business?

  Small businesses can claim a deduction for individual assets tha

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Fuel tax credit rates have increased

Fuel tax credit rates have increased for fuel acquired from 1 August 20

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New guidance from ATO regarding GST for Uber (and similar) drivers

Editor:  For those clients providing ‘ride-sourcing servicesR

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Changes to receiving activity statements and instalment notices

If you are an individual or sole trader and have linked your myGov acco

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Beware of Phone Scams

Phone scams are the number one type of scam in Australia.  Scammers ca

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3 Free Tablet Apps to help your Business

Planning is critical to business success but instead of starting with a

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Work Related Deductions – basic rules you need to satisfy

This year the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are focusing on unusual

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Farewell Linda

After over 8 years of service, it is time for us to say goodbye to Lind

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When there are 27 fortnightly pays in a financial year…

If you pay fortnightly wages, don’t forget to consider there are 27 f

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July checklist for employers

As an employer you need to: provide payment summaries to your employees

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Our 2015 Tax Checklist is here!

Now that 30 June has ticked over, it is time to get your 2015 tax infor

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New minimum wages now available

The new minimum wages and allowances are now available in the Fair Wor

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Last Chance! Things to do before 30 June 2015

Make a Superannuation Contribution If you have not already done so, ens

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QBCC announces further changes to Building Licensing

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has announce

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Are you ready for 30 June?

  A good strategy to reduce tax payable is normally to accelerate

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Get set for a 2.5% wage increase on 1 July 2015

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.5% increase to minimum wages

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More news on the $20,000 accelerated depreciation deduction

The Australian Government announced a new measure in the 2015 Budget fo

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Business Benchmarks: How does your business compare?

The ATO have recently updated their Small business benchmarks. The ben

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Budget 2015: Small Business Wins!

Expanding accelerated depreciation for small business From Budget Night

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Important AUSkey news

AUSkey and Chrome Google are planning to release an update to the Chrom

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Tips for getting your BAS right

Some businesses make simple mistakes, others don’t provide up-to-date

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Year End Tax Planning

As we move into the final quarter of the 2015 financial year, it is tim

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Get your website mobile-friendly by 21 April…or lose your Google ranking…

Starting from 21 April, Google will be expanding its use of mobile-frie

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ATO update regarding the “Director Penalty Regime”

Editor: The release of this ATO fact sheet follows a number of recent c

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Eligibility for net medical expenses tax offset

The Medical Expenses Tax Offset is being phased out. To be eligible fo

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Time limits for family assistance payments

The ATO has reminded taxpayers who want to claim family assistance paym

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Check out the new look ATO app

The ATO app now has more features to help you keep on top of your tax a

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Have your say on Single Touch Payroll

On 28 December 2014, the Government announced it will cut red tape fo

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SMSF’s Investing in Property

Editor:  Property investment has become increasingly popular over rece

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ATO Data Matching Programs

Editor:  The ATO is carrying out two new data matching programs to ide

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Director liable for company’s PAYG withholding

A recent case before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) involved

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How to save time paying employee super!

From 1 July 2015 all employers must comply with SuperStream rules. To h

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Back to work… Pay bills… Do Tax!

All of a sudden 2015 is here are we are back in the swing of things! Ju

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Extreme Sailing!

Yes a strange topic for accountants to talk about … but you may not h

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Tax Treatment of Christmas Parties and Gifts

Year end and other staff parties Editor:  With the December/January br

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Business vs Hobby…which are you?

Often we are asked the question… “When do I have to start p

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Looking to introduce Social Media Marketing?

So you have a great website – is that enough?  If you want to ge

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Super contributions – too much super can mean extra tax

There are caps on the amount you can contribute to your superannuation

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Can you access your super fund for medical procedures?

Editor:  The following relates to a newspaper article that appeared re

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RBA announces Interest Rates on hold for November 2014

The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to leave the official cash ra

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How to register for ATO online services

With the ATO’s move to a paperless system you will soon be requir

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Lost super climbs to $14 billion

New statistics released by the ATO reveal that more than $14 billion in

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Negative Gearing…what is it and how does it work?

We often hear people talking about negative gearing and that everyone s

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Can you pick a scam?

You should be wary of SMS and emails claiming to be from the ATO. Hoax

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How to get to the top of Google

Have you ever wondered how to get to the top of Google rankings? We hav

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Are you caught up in a business dispute?

We can all agree that being caught up in a business dispute can feel ov

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Say goodbye to paper Activity Statements

If you’ve lodged your Activity Statement using the Business Port

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Have you ever wondered just how popular Self Managed Superannuation is?

On 10 September 2014, the ATO published its quarterly report on SMSFs.

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Are you a Resident for Tax Purposes?

The tests the ATO use to work out your residency status for tax purpose

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QBCC Introduces New Minimum Financial Requirements for the Building Industry

From 1 October 2014 the Queensland Building and Construction Commission

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Rental Property Tax Tips

The ATO are increasing their focus on rental property deductions, so i

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