What you might declare to be a subcontractor arrangement could be considered an employer/employee relationship under the tax laws. Geoff Morris has written about the definitions of a subcontractor and employee from a tax law perspective. If you’re a tradie working as a subcontractor, or a small business owner using subbies, you need to know where you really stand. Read more…
Expert accountants and taxation advisors for tradespeople and trade service business owners
Tradespeople can generally claim equipment-related expenses. Are you getting the full benefit of equipment and tool deductions? How about workwear deductions? The guidelines can be confusing. Geoff Morris can help get your trade-related expenses organised and in tip-top shape. Contact Geoff…
Cloud accounting for tradies
No more stashing paperwork and receipts into a shoebox with the latest in cloud accounting software that’s ideal for tradies on-the-go. Use your mobile phone or tablet to become paper-free. Talk to Geoff Morris about affordable fixed-fee software and accounting packages.
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Victorian Trades Profile
According to occupational profile statistics on the Victorian government’s LiveInVictoria website, Victoria has a relatively high concentration of people working in tradie occupations compared to other Australian states.
Victoria is home to one-third of all cabinetmakers in Australia, and an even higher proportion of Australia’s panel beaters. Tradespeople associated with building and construction make up the largest industry group of tradies in Victoria.
Billings + Ellis are expert accountants for tradies Melbourne
Billings and Ellis are experts in assisting all kinds of tradespeople, from tradie employees to sole traders and trade service businesses. We understand the needs of plumbers, electricians, builders and bricklayers, carpenters, cabinetmakers, concrete contractors, automotive mechanics and repairers, tilers, gardeners and landscapers, and many more kinds of specialised tradespeople.