ATO myGov email Scam alert!

Have you heard about the latest myGov email scam, offering a tax refund and then stealing credit card details and passwords? We wanted to share this important update with our readers so they can inform their teams and families as soon as possible. What the July 2018 myGov email scam is about You receive an[…]

Where in the world is your staff and client data, and is it secure?

The security of client data in Australia is among the strongest in the world*. But what if your data leaves the country? In February 2018 we wrote an article about the data breach laws introduced to Australia, targeted at Accountants and Bookkeepers. Article here  This law states that firms with a turnover greater that $3m are[…]

Road test: Video Production Companies vs. Freelancers

Our business partner Rebecca Saunders is one of Australia’s leading video strategists, is founder of the Deli Agency and is leading the industry in making high-quality video both accessible and affordable. In this article Rebecca compares freelance videographers and video production companies.   Don’t get me wrong, there are heaps of awesome freelance videographers and[…]

Business short on cash? Save money by not paying your staff superannuation (joke! joke!)

There are lots of ways to improve your business cashflow. And recently I read that lots of businesses think that NOT paying staff superannuation is a legitimate way to manage cashflow! I was of course, appalled, and I really hope these individuals and company is in jail right now. Not paying superannuation is stealing from[…]

How to actually enjoy your individual tax return time

It’s now officially End of Year Personal Tax Return time. (Cue a “YES!!!!” From all the nerdy accountants) If you’re drowning in paper receipts or trapped in a vortex of email attachments… please read on – because there is a way to actually enjoy your individual tax return time! Example 1: I am heading away[…]

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Single Touch Payroll (STP) for Employers – an 8 point update before it’s too late!

Single Touch Payroll is coming very soon! To help our clients and business partners prepare, we’ve summarised STP into 8 points:   From 1 July 2018 an increasing number of employers will begin reporting payroll to the ATO through Single Touch Payroll Some software is available on or shortly after 1 July 2018 and therefore[…]

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