December is here which marks the official start to summer, unfortunately we are already seeing the devastating impacts of the bushfire season. We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to the firefighters, emergency services personnel and community members who have been working tirelessly to save lives and property.
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Businesses often fall short of their goals because they don’t understand how to acquire and interpret data. Some cling to outdated reports that don’t reflect the contemporary market, some get bogged down in so much information that it becomes meaningless and others don’t report at all, preferring to rely on instinct.
As the festive season approaches it’s time to start thinking about celebrations and spending time with friends and family. For most business owners, it also means it’s time to start thinking about saying thanks to your employees for another year of hard work.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has provided its top tips to assist rental property owners in avoiding the most common tax errors made by landlords. Regardless of whether you lodge your tax return yourself or use a tax agent, the ATO says following these tips to avoid common mistakes will save you on both time […]
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has historically held the view that annual leave loading was not earnings in respect of ordinary hours of work, or ordinary time earnings (OTE). This meant superannuation was not payable in respect of such earnings.
Small to medium businesses are being warned to check the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) business benchmarks when completing their tax or business activity statements. Whilst the benchmarks are there for a guide, those operating outside of the figures should have all records to validate their claims.
“There is a perception among some NFPs that they should not set and achieve ambitious profit goals because this may be viewed poorly by stakeholders. However, aiming to achieve long-term financial sustainability should be a core goal of all organisations.” The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) issued a refreshed Not-for-Profit Governance Principles earlier this […]
Australia’s economy is growing at a slower pace than many would like, with small businesses in some sectors doing it tough. Recognising the warning signs of potential insolvency is key to trading through difficult times.
Every small business owner wants their business to thrive, but it can be tough to keep the money coming in the door while staying on top of all the necessary paperwork.
A garnishee notice is one of the many tax debt collection strategies used by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). A garnishee notice is issued to a third party who either holds money for you (e.g your bank) or owes you money (e.g your debtors).