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We want to give back & this is how we might do it (a work in progress)

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This blog is going to be more of a brain dump! I’m not entirely sure what’s going to come out of this one but here goes! So here’s some background on what’s been floating around in my head of late: The past two years has seen enormous growth in my little bookkeeping business for which […]

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What you need to know about Single Touch Payroll

The Government are starting to push through some rather drastic measures in regards to how small business reports to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). In my last blog, I wrote about one of those new measures, Simpler BAS – a new way to report GST for SME’s. In today’s blog, I will introduce another new […]

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Simpler BAS – simpler in name only?

The ATO has recognised that there are too many labels to complete on the BAS – you can see just how many if you check out my blog series on BAS Labels – way too many! So, to make things easier for small business, a new “simpler BAS” will be introduced from 1 July 2017. […]

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Introducing our new staff member, Ellie Ryan

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Sadly, early in January 2017 my bookkeeping assistant, Tash Hilton, decided bookkeeping was not for her and left e-BAS Accounts. We wish Tash well as she endeavours to undertake a career as a Bowen Therapist. It was definitely a battle getting through the Oct-Dec 2016 BAS pile without her during February and the stress levels […]

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We’re taking an extended Christmas break and here’s why…..

This week we thought we’d advise clients and the general public of our festive period closure dates for 2016/17.  We’re taking an extra-long break this year – read on to find out why!

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Guess what’s cool? Why, it’s the Snipping Tool!

This week I just wanted to write a quick blog about an app we’ve been using a lot here of late in the e-BAS Accounts office. It’s called the “Snipping Tool“. We’re probably a bit late to the party on this one because I’m sure it’s been around for a while, but we’re only just […]

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How to process overpayments in Xero

Recently a client wanted me to show her how to process an overpayment in Xero. I had to explain this via screenshots so I thought that I should put these together in a blog as it could be useful for someone else. I know Xero have many how-to videos on this sort of thing, but […]

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Standing up for health (or why your job is killing you)

Four years ago at the age of 46, I was 20kg overweight. Over a 4 year period, I went from a svelte 60kg to a frumpy 80kg……okay, a fat 80kg. The main reason for the unhealthy weight gain was lack of activity. Bookkeeping, and many other computer-driven jobs like it, promotes this inactivity. Basically I […]

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Google has entered the Australian GST system

Something is changing in Google Land. From 1 November 2016, most of their products sold to Australian businesses will include GST.

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You must use the new tax tables from Oct 1 2016

This is an important alert for all of you managing payroll, either for your own business or for your clients. The ATO have just announced that from 1st October 2016, some tax tables will change. You must ensure that you use the correct tables for the first payrun after September 30th 2016.

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