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Cloud Accounting
Receipt Management Software

Receipt Bank works like magic for entering bills and receipts

How much time do you spend entering data from supplier bills into…
Vend POS for clothing stores

Vend integration with Xero ideal for typical retailers

Vend is suitable for many different kinds of retail trading…

Cloud SMSF software that’s all Class

Billings+Ellis is using Class software exclusively for handling…
Cafe point of sale software

POS and Xero integration for small business

Point-of-sale (POS and also EFTPOS) software integration with…
Small Business
Changes small business 2017-2018

Some good news for small business in Federal Budget 2017

The Federal Budget announced on 9 May 2017 delivered no sweeping…
Airport lounge club membership benefits

Are airport lounge club membership fees tax deductible?

Belonging to The Qantas Club or Virgin Australia Lounge can…
Budget 2016 for small business

Federal Budget 2016 - changes affecting small business, tax, super

The May 2016 Federal Budget announcement has delivered changes…

What does the May 2015 budget mean for you and your business?

The big news on 12 May was the government handing down their…
SMSF & Investment
Superannuation changes

Superannuation changes effective 1 July 2017

There are a number of changes to superannuation starting on 1…
Property investment advice Melbourne

Budget 2017 changes for SMSF and property investors

There were no major superannuation measures in the May 2017 Budget,…
Repairs to SMSF rental property

Repairs and improvements on properties held by SMSFs

What happens when a property held by an SMSF needs repairs?…

5 things for business owners to review before 2015

Now the end of the calendar year is fast approaching, and many…
Taxation
Homebuyer benefits

Benefits for homebuyers and seniors in 2017-2018 Budget

There are no changes to personal income tax rates and thresholds…

Employee or contractor - where do you really stand?

One of the most commonly-asked questions in our discussions with professional…
Australian Taxation Office

Tax Rates for 2014/2015

For individuals: $0 - $18,200 Nil $18,201 - $37,000 19% $37,001…