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Cloud Accounting
Single Touch Payroll 2019

Small business owners – are you ready for Single Touch Payroll 2019?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting for employers with 19 or…
Billings and Ellis, Xero Gold Partner

Billings + Ellis strikes Gold with Xero!

For many businesses, Xero doesn’t need an introduction. But…
Single Touch Payroll, Xero Gold Partner

Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018 – are you ready?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting affects employers with 20…
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…
Small Business
small business instant asset write-off

Update on small business instant asset write-off for 2019-2020

The instant asset write-off scheme for small business has been…
2018 Federal Budget highlights

2018 Federal Budget highlights explained

The 2018-2019 Federal Budget, handed down on 8 May 2018, focused…
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…
SMSF & Investment
Investment property tax depreciation

Are you eligible to claim depreciation deductions?

If you’re the owner of an income producing property, then you…
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,…
Budget 2016 for small business

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

The May 2016 Federal Budget announcement has delivered changes…
Taxation
Homebuyer benefits

Benefits for homebuyers and seniors in 2017-2018 Budget

There are no changes to personal income tax rates and thresholds…
Repairs to SMSF rental property

Repairs and improvements on properties held by SMSFs

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

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

The big news on 12 May was the government handing down their…

Employee or contractor - where do you really stand?

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