Category: Resources & Links

On November 13, 2020

Embrace Go Local First

Australia has over 3.5million small businesses. Small businesses contribute to a third of our economic activity, keep millions of Australians in jobs and are responsible for paying wages to almost half our workforce. They are vital to our everyday lives – especially now we are trying to find the way to economic recovery. Go Local
On May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Business Support

There is plenty of information coming out about the current stimulus packages. You already know about Cashboost and JobKeeper. But do you know about: Rent relief Power bill relief Bank charges/merchant fee/interest relief Business Loans with generous terms ATO debt relief Fair Work changes to some Awards to allow for standdowns, changes of hours, and
On November 17, 2017

Am I in business?

When does a hobby become a business? We often get asked: at what point does a growing hobby need to be registered as a business? Here are some handy pointers: Business Victoria: So you want to start a business? ATO: Are you in business?
On November 17, 2017

How do I start a business? Info for startups

We’re always being asked: how do I get my great idea off the ground and start earning a living from it? Well, we’ve been there and done that, and work with plenty of business owners who started with a side project before turning it into a profitable startup! Here’s a compilation of some sites to
On May 5, 2017

Business Information Sheet – Contactor or Employee

This document is intended to raise an area of possible concern for discussion and to provide information about workers who may be engaged as contractors but should be engaged as employees. To remain compliant with the laws of Payroll Tax, Workers Compensation and Superannuation Guarantee, an independent contractor must pass a number of tests to
On May 5, 2017

Business Information Sheet – Making Payments on Your Behalf

If you engage a bookkeeper/BAS agent to make payments on your behalf, you need to take care of security issues as this can be risky. Ensuring you have appropriate procedures and security controls in place and that you and your staff follow these at all times is very important. Inadequate internal controls can leave the
On May 5, 2017

Business Information Sheet – Business Compliance

There are many aspects of legal obligation and compliance that apply to a business owner. We recommend you review this list to become aware of all the areas that may apply to your business. This list is not exhaustive. There may be other obligations that apply to your business; for example, if you are in a
On May 5, 2017

Business Information Sheet – Taxable Payments Annual Report

From 1st July 2012, businesses in the building and construction industry are required to report annually to the ATO all subcontractors that provide building services. The report is aimed at capturing services (labour) provided, rather than goods. If a contractor supplies both goods and services, then whether the contractor is included in the report is
On April 29, 2017

Single Touch Payroll

Your Payroll seen by the ATO ….. All Year The Single Touch Payroll (STP) legislation has received Royal Assent. It is law and is going to happen! Who? All “substantial” employers, (20 or more employees by headcount), must participate. The count happens as of 30 April each year, commencing 2018. You must then enter STP
On April 29, 2017

What it Means to be an ICB Certified Bookkeeper

A Member of ICB (MICB) attains certification by proving that they have performed bookkeeping services at a significant level for a period exceeding two years and by doing so they have proven their level of bookkeeping knowledge. Members have achieved the Certificate IV Financial Services (Bookkeeping). This qualification recognises a bookkeeper’s skills and competence formally