I regularly have clients call me and tell me their books are in a mess and they just want it cleaned up, they often have a bookkeeper that doesn’t seem to know what they are doing. And with using cloud based bookkeeping such as Xero, MYOB or Saasu I can log in anywhere. The business owners are so busy they just don’t have time or the knowledge to do it. With new recent regulations for bookkeepers to be Registered BAS Agents these days, I don’t understand why there are still so many unqualified bookkeepers around. These so called bookkeepers are very cheap and business owners don’ ...

Are you ready and have you prepared for the changes? Do you or your employees: * Make voluntary superannuation contributions * Have income over $250,000 * Do you or your spouse have income less than $40,000 * You work part time or stopped work for a period of time * Getting close to retirement If any of these apply to you then you need to read further: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/Super-changes/ ...

From 1 January 2017, tax rates will change for working holiday makers who are in Australia on a 417 or 462 visa. These rates are known as working holiday maker tax rates. What does this mean for you? If you employ a working holiday maker in Australia on a 417 or 462 visa: * From 1 January 2017, you should withhold 15% from every dollar earned up to $37,000 with foreign resident tax rates applying from $37,001. * You must register with us by 31 January 2017 to withhold at the working holiday maker tax rate. * If you already employ working holiday makers you will need to issue two p ...

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.4% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2016. The new national minimum wage will be $672.70 per week or $17.70 per hour. The pay guides have minimum pay rates for full-time, part-time and casual employees in an award. They also include all the monetary allowances and the most frequently used penalty rates for each classification. Pay guides don’t apply when a business has a registered agreement and the employee is covered by it. Every award has information about w ...