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2018 Federal Budget: what bookkeepers need to know

The Federal Budget is usually full of information that would make even the most financial-data-loving expert, yawn and roll his eyes more than once! I’m an interested observer but really, truth be told, most of it just goes over my head. The only aspects of the budget that I’m interested in are those that affect […]

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[Blog Series] How we use Jetpack Workflow: Part 1 – why we chose Jetpack Workflow

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we use Teamwork as our go-to project management software……….well, we did. We don’t anymore. We’ve discovered Jetpack Workflow. Yep, it’s true, we’ve jumped ship.     Nothing against Teamwork – we still love you and think you’re awesome but it’s become a case of […]

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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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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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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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Let’s get shredded!

We like to think that we’re doing a pretty good job at being a paperless office. We only print when we absolutely have to, all client files are saved electronically and any paper documents we receive, are scanned to pdf and then recycled. This system works well but the problem is, we started it many […]

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On-charging merchant surcharges to your clients – new rules!

If you use your bank’s credit and debit card merchant facilities to accept payment from your clients and you on-charge the bank’s fees for use of these facilities, you need to take note of this blog!

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How do I share my documents with e-BAS Accounts?

There are several tools you can use that will allow you to share your documents with us. Your location (and ours) isn’t a problem as most tools will allow you to share your data remotely. Here is a list of tools you can use:

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How do I sign forms from e-BAS Accounts?

Our last blog looked at engagement letters and why they are important for our clients (and for us!). The final part of the process when creating an engagement letter for clients is the signing of the document. The client needs to sign the letter and we also need to sign it. In days gone by, […]

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A gift from the ATO: small business income tax offset

It appears the ATO are feeling generous and are currently in a giving mood. Small business owners are about to receive a nice little financial gift by way of an income tax offset. The giving of gifts begins this financial year (2015-16) and will be a welcome surprise for many struggling business owners.

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