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Understanding your Profit and Loss Statement

By |2023-07-03T16:21:57+10:00July 3rd, 2023|Accountant Life, Business, Companies|

Your profit and loss statement (P&L) helps you understand your business performance and profitability over time. It’s sometimes called an Income statement and its main purpose is to list income and expenditure. Whereas a balance sheet is a snapshot in time, the P&L shows transactions over a specific period of time. This can be

May 2023 Federal Budget: What It Means for Small Business

By |2023-05-26T15:44:22+10:00May 26th, 2023|Business, Companies, Federal Budget, Super|

The 2023 Federal Budget was announced on Tuesday 9 May 2023, with a focus on cost-of-living relief and modernising our economy. There were 2 very important things not mentioned in the 2023 Budget that may affect you as a business owner: The Temporary Full Expensing measures end on 30 June 2023.  The Temporary Full

2023 Federal Budget Highlights

By |2023-05-26T15:45:13+10:00May 26th, 2023|Business, Companies, Federal Budget|

The Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers handed down the 2023 Federal Budget on 9 May 2023. The following is a list of highlights from a tax and superannuation perspective. Businesses The instant asset write-off threshold for small businesses applying the simplified depreciation rules will be $20,000 for the 2023-24 income year. An additional 20% deduction

Providing Cars to Employees: Tips and Tricks

By |2023-04-12T12:09:01+10:00April 12th, 2023|Business, Companies|

The provision of company cars to employees is a regular practice across the Australian business landscape. Generally, there are two reasons to provide a car to an employee: It’s a requirement of the job that employees travel regularly for work purposes, so providing a car will allow employees to effectively perform their duties.  employers

What Business Owners Need to Know About 2023 Fringe Benefits Tax

By |2023-03-21T11:35:02+11:00March 21st, 2023|Business, Companies, Fringe Benefits Tax, News, Tax|

On 31 March 2023, the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ends. With the ever-increasing budget deficits as a result of COVID-19, the ATO will be reviewing whether all employers who should be paying FBT are paying it, and that they are paying the right amount. The ATO has recently announced that the ‘FBT gap’

STP Phase 2 Implementation

By |2023-03-13T18:54:19+11:00March 13th, 2023|Business, Companies, News|

WHAT IS STP PHASE 2? In the 2019–20 Federal Budget, the Government announced that Single Touch Payroll (STP) would be expanded to include additional information. Under Single Touch Payroll Phase 2, the Australian Government will require all employers to report additional information through STP on or before each payday. This information will include details

Changed Record Keeping Requirements to Claim Tax Deductions for Working from Home

By |2023-01-25T12:48:18+11:00January 25th, 2023|Business, Companies, News, Tax|

The ATO has recently released a draft tax guidance (PCG 2022/D4) for claiming tax deductions for working from home. From 1 July 2022, the ATO has explained that taxpayers who are working from home can claim deductions based on their actual expenses, or alternatively they can potentially adopt a revised fixed rate method which

Motor Vehicle Tax Deductions – What can you claim?

By |2022-10-17T12:55:50+11:00October 17th, 2022|Business, Companies, News|

If you use your motor vehicle for work purposes, you can claim motor vehicle expenses as tax deductions in your income tax return. The ATO allows for the two following methods to be used when tracking work-related motor vehicle expenses.  The Logbook Method The logbook method requires a logbook to be maintained for a

Apply for Director ID before 30 November 2022

By |2022-10-17T12:27:52+11:00October 17th, 2022|Business, Companies, News, Tax|

If you are a director of a company and you have not yet applied for your director ID – the following information is important to you! All Directors must apply for a director identification number (director ID) by 30 November 2022.  Please note this also applies to you if you have a corporate trustee for your

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