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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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Once upon a time, believe it or not, you couldn’t pre-pay your tax – no, really! If you tried to do this, the ATO would just refund it straight back to you because they didn’t know what to do with it! Well, as of January 2016, this has all changed!

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This week we want to bring a very serious issue to your attention. There are scammers out there calling people under the guise of being employees from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and demanding money from innocent tax payers in an intimidating & threatening manner.

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Well here we are at the end of another year! I can’t believe 2015 is almost over. One thing I like to do each year is have a look back at what has gone on in my business whether this be big, small, good or bad. I think it’s a good exercise to do because […]

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After the coldest winter in 26 years in Australia, I for one am very happy that today is the first day of Spring! Spring time, along with its welcome warmer temperatures and longer days, is renowned as being the time for cleaning, hence the phrase “spring cleaning”. As I no longer need to worry about […]

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This week’s post is simply a list of our blog posts that we’ve just updated. We think it’s important to update the information in our posts from time to time because in this industry in particular, data changes almost on a daily basis. Also, the various online accounting software we use receives updates regularly and […]

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Since July 2014, I have been recording the analytics data of my social media marketing efforts for e-BAS Accounts. I created a spreadsheet for this purpose and recorded data for Twitter, our Facebook page, our website and our newsletter. As it’s been one year since I began this “experiment”, I thought I would share the […]

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In last week’s blog, I looked at a different kind of business goal business owners could (and should) adopt this new financial year: putting themselves first and their business second i.e. looking after number one. By making this your main goal, I believe you will find personal “happyness” (spelling intended) and your business will be […]

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I did something different this week – I employed a house cleaner. Do I really need a house cleaner? Probably not. Can’t I clean my own house? Yes, you bet I can – after 30 years of marriage I’ve had loads of practice! So why a cleaner now? Basically, I’ve decided that my time, especially […]

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It’s pretty obvious that I’m a fan of blogging. I’ve been writing this one for some 5 years now and really enjoy doing so. The other day I got to thinking about whether other bookkeepers blogged at all and thought that it would be great to get a list together of some of these blogs […]

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