The ability to network effectively can greatly increase the success of your business by getting your name out there in a positive way, building your credibility and assist in growing your customer base. Networking done poorly can seem pushy or overbearing but when done well it is a two-way street. Putting yourself out there can […]

The 2019-20 Federal Budget has placed a strong focus on the growth of the economy whilst also having the intention to look after older Australians. Older Australians will benefit from the work test exemption age being extended from age 64 to 66. The work test requires an individual to work at least 40 hours in […]

In a market that is full of entrepreneurs and small businesses, collaborating with a business that complements yours can be a powerful tool to share your marketing budget and be introduced to new audiences. Regardless of what industry you are in, combining resources and efforts with another business can enable you to easily reach goals […]

Lodging a business activity statement (BAS) is something all business owners will be familiar with, however, mistakes can still be made. You must ensure that you have reported carefully and correctly to avoid incurring a penalty. In the event an error has been made in the reporting of your activity statements, here is what you […]

The 2019 Federal Budget focuses on rewarding working Australians, with the emphasis on a two-pronged approach for “hard-working” individuals. Individual taxes:From the 2018-2019 income year, the low and middle-income tax offset (LMITO) has been increased by $550. This now means individuals can have their tax reduced by up to $1,080 and dual income families up […]

The 2019 Federal Budget focuses on building a better tax system for Australian businesses in order to create a stronger economy. Instant asset write-off:The instant asset write-off threshold will be increased from $25,000 to $30,000 and be extended from businesses with an annual turnover of up to $10 million to medium-sized businesses with a turnover […]

The ATO has seen a number of common errors made on forms submitted by property purchasers since changes were made to the way GST is collected at settlement in July 2018. Supplier details:Errors are often a result of incorrect supplier notifications. Those that supply residential premises or potential residential land may be required to notify […]

Borrowing money to invest, also known as ‘gearing’, can be a risky business. While it can increase your returns when markets rise, losses can be extreme when markets fall. It is important to understand the risks involved when deciding whether borrowing to invest is right for you. Benefits:The main benefits of borrowing to invest are: […]

Websites are often a key tool in marketing a business towards a target audience. Websites should be designed to increase customer engagement and attract more sales. Whilst standing out from the competition is key, there are a number of elements that visitors come to expect from a good site. Up-to-date content:A successful website is improved […]

When an employer provides certain benefits for their staff, they are required to pay Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT). Employers pay FBT on the benefits they present to employees and their families or other associates. The benefit may be in addition to, or part of, an employee’s salary or wages package. FBT is separate from income […]