10 Ways to Make Big Decisions

Sep 02, 2020
  1. Pros and Cons List
    Classic - this has to be the most common way of making big decisions. We draw a line down the centre of the page and start noting the pros and cons of the decision. 

  2. Take Time
    Some things need an urgent response but if you can give yourself even just a few days it might...
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Travel Expenses

Aug 24, 2020

Oh the places you’ll go! 

Your job or your business activities might require you to travel nationally or even internationally. These trips come with added expenses, so it is important to understand what records to keep and what you might be entitled to deduct at tax time.

What are...

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COVID: JobKeeper 2.0

Aug 11, 2020

***updated 25 Sept 2020***

Who would have thought we would still have people in isolation in August, and be discussing JobKeeper extensions? I certainly had expected the world to be in a better position by now.

Alas, here we are... but thankfully there is some help continuing with JobKeeper...

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Entertainment... is it deductible?

Jul 18, 2020

Let me entertain you! 

What is Entertainment?

According to the ATO, you can provide entertainment by way of food, drink or recreation. Any accommodation and travel connected to the provision of food, drink and recreation is also considered to be entertainment.

Generally entertainment...

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Buying a Car, Deductions and Fringe Benefits Tax

Jul 18, 2020

In a previous blog on car expenses, we touched on buying a car in your company and possible FBT (Fringe Benefit Tax) implications of providing cars to your employees. Let’s jump in and explain it in more detail.

Is a car an asset?

Yes, a car is considered an asset to your business (even if...

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Fringe Benefits (not Fringe Festivals)

Jul 18, 2020

Welcome to a whole new tax! Did you know that there are taxes and reporting requirements (for some people) beyond the year end income tax returns we all do? You might have heard about GST (good and services tax), or CGT (capital gains tax), but today we’re looking at Fringe Benefits Tax AKA...

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Fixed Assets

Jul 14, 2020

What is a Fixed Asset Register?

It’s all in the name… a Fixed Asset Register is a list of fixed assets that are owned by a business. It is used to keep track of assets, their book value, purchase date and to calculate their depreciation. In most cases, you can find your Fixed Asset...

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Depreciation

Jul 12, 2020

I appreciate you… and I depreciate your assets.

What is Depreciation?

Depreciation is how we account for an assets value becoming reduced through time and use. It is the measure of decline in value of an asset used by a business to generate income. Assets depreciate at different rates and...

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Write it off...

Jun 23, 2020

Them: Just buy a car before the end of financial year, you can write it off for business!
You: Hmm, that seems too good to be true. What about depreciation?
Them: Nah, use the ‘small business write off’ thing.
You: I’m going to ask my accountant.
Me (your accountant): YAY!! A+ to...

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Car Expenses

Jun 23, 2020

VROOM VROOM TOOT TOOT

The Vengabus is coming and I hope they’ve done their log book!

Our friends at the ATO appreciate that sometimes we have to use our cars for work so they allow us to make a deduction for that, but there are some really specific rules on who can deduct, for which...

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