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5 BAS lodgement facts in 5 minutes!

As a BAS Agent, of course I understand how BAS lodgement works [or you would hope that I do lol!] Sometimes I forget that what is old hat for me, can be confusing to my clients or even present as completely new information. Yesterday a client asked me why his monthly instalment activity statement for […]

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Our giving program – July to Sept 2017 report

Our giving program has been running for one whole quarter so far. It’s a very simple program and very easy to administer. Here are the results for the July to September 2017 period. *Spoiler alert* – the charities win out! 😆

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Netflix Tax – A Bookkeeper’s View (from the Trenches)

My last blog was all about the new “Netflix Tax” and was really just an informational blog outlining what, how and when etc. In this blog, I want to look at the tax from a bookkeeper’s perspective and provide a real “from the trenches” viewpoint. All is not what it seems with the Netflix Tax!

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Registered for GST? What you need to know about the Netflix Tax.

For some time now, larger IT companies have been charging GST to their Australian consumers. Examples of these are Google, Adobe and Linkedin. They are doing this because of a new law which began formally on 1 July 2017. This new law known colloquially as the “Netflix Tax”, requires all international companies with an annual GST turnover […]

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Goody Two-Shoes

Recently I was asked by a client to put a hold on the payment of his employee’s SGC (super guarantee contribution) due to an ongoing dispute between them. I of course, refused to do this because it is illegal to hold SGC payments and/or not pay them at all. Did I do this because I’m […]

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Our giving program is all go!

We’re starting something new this financial year at e-BAS Accounts and if you’re one of our lucky clients, you’re going to be part of it! The following is a letter we have written to all of our clients explaining what is happening and why.

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Our giving program – charities have been chosen!

In our last blog, I announced that e-BAS Accounts wants to start giving back. We are going to do this by way of donating a portion of our profits to certain charities each month. More specifically, we will gift 2% of every client invoice we raise to charity. Over the last 2 weeks, I have […]

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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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