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Accessorial Liability: when to stay and when to run…

In the bookkeeping world there is much chatter about “accessorial liability” especially in relation to those providing payroll services for clients. So what is this about and what does it mean? Basically, as per the above quote, if you are involved in contravening the Fair Work Act 2009 and are knowingly doing so, then, if […]

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Don’t Forget Those Cash Receipts!

Do you buy business items with your own non-business funds i.e. your cash? Do you include these purchases in your accounts? Surprisingly, some of our clients don’t think that they can or should include cash receipts in their books. This is not the case!

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Why We Love the Cloud

Here at e-BAS Accounts we have embraced the concept of operating our business via the cloud. In short, we love the cloud! So what is the cloud and why do we love it?

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BAS & Bookkeeping Services – Aren’t They the Same Thing?

If you want to be a bookkeeper in today’s environment and abide by the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, you will need to ask yourself a question: What sorts of services do I want to provide to my clients?   If the answer includes:

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Correcting GST Mistakes

From time to time, you may realise that you have made a mistake on a previous activity statement. You may have found extra receipts or purchase invoices or you may have forgotten about a sales invoice that you raised in the previous period.

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Common GST Mistakes

GST Mistakes

When you’re completing your activity statements, it’s easy to make mistakes. It happens a lot and we see them first hand here at e-BAS Accounts. The main mistakes users make are in relation to tax codes. Users often use the wrong tax code when entering various transactions into their software. Here are some common transactions […]

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How to Speak “GST”

Speaking GST

There are a lot of terms used when we start to talk about the GST or a BAS in the BAS Agents’ world. We BAS Agents know what they mean of course but do you as the client or interested reader know what they mean? Here is a list of GST tax terms and their […]

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STP extended to smaller employers from July 2019

The law has now passed in Federal Parliament to extend Single Touch Payroll (STP) to smaller employers i.e. those with 19 or fewer employees from 1st July 2019. If you are a small employer, you need to start getting ready to become STP-compliant. There are many ways this can be accomplished so don’t panic! At […]

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Bye, bye Janai!

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The lovely Janai Brigg left our little bookkeeping company at the end of December 2018. Her previous employer approached her with an offer she couldn’t refuse! Janai was with us for just on 12 months and we loved having her here. She was friendly, bubbly and extremely conscientious. We will miss having her around *sad […]

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Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) to include 3 more industries – road freight, IT & security

The ATO has announced that those businesses providing services in the following 3 industries will be caught in the “TPAR net” from 1st July 2019. Road freight services Information technology services Security, investigation or surveillance services From 1st July 2019, businesses in the above 3 industries will need to track payments made to contractors they […]

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