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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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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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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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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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The area of “meal entertainment” is an absolute minefield for accounting professionals like us. It can be very difficult to know when an expense incurred by a client relating to food or drink should be recorded with GST or not. Luckily there is a resource out there via the ATO that brings some clarity to […]

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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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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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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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Sometimes as BAS/Tax Agents or Bookkeepers, we need help or need further information about various issues. It’s hard to go past the ATO’s pages for BAS/Tax Agents and Bookkeepers for loads of information, fact sheets and calculators.

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Sometimes we get receipts from clients that don’t make any sense or it is unclear how the thing purchased relates to the business. When this happens, it is very difficult for us to allocate the purchase accurately (or at all).

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