IMHO: 3 Reasons why the GST should be broadened and the rate increased

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) in Australia is now 14 years old and it’s rate and structure have not changed since it was first implemented by the Howard-Costello Government in 2000. A debate is currently brewing among our politicians and industry groups about whether or not the GST should be broadened and/or the rate increased. I for one, am in support of both options and below are my 3 reasons for this support.

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Chart of Accounts Explained Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part blog which will give you an in-depth explanation about the working parts of a chart of accounts. Revisiting, from part 1 of this blog, the chart of accounts is simply a list of all of the account types you might use when recording your business income and expenditure activities. The “account types” include assets, liabilities, equity, income, expenses, other income and other expenses. In part 1 we covered off assets, liabilities and equity which are accounts used to formulate the balance sheet report. In part 2 we will look at the remainder of the account types within the chart of accounts.

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