Creative Clients - Common Deductions

Jun 11, 2020

You're special. I know it.

So many clients come to us feeling like their old accountants just don't understand them, their industry and the common expenses they incur as part of running their business. 

We get it. 

This blog covers the common deductions our creative clients might be...

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Donations (good for them, good for you, good for me)

Jun 03, 2020

Growing up I was taught by my parents that even with a little, we have a lot to give. From the days of having $5 pocket money, to now, I have been putting aside something to give to others. 

Artists have shown their generosity in spades recently, whether the donation is something of value...

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COVID: preparing Xero for Job Keeper

Apr 14, 2020

***as at 20 April 2020***

Sometimes we just need someone to spell it out for us, right? 

This blog is for anyone who

  • Uses Xero accounting software*, and
  • Intends to receive the Job Keeper payments, and
  • Has employees

If you have no idea what I am talking about, no stress. Check out the 2...

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COVID: so... you're a sole trader?

Apr 01, 2020

***as at 1 April 2020***

It is a big, scary, confusing world out there normally, let alone today, and when we work for ourselves it can feel all that more alone. But, rest assured, we're all this shit boat together sailing the choppy seas... and I am right here with you and I have been trained to...

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COVID: but what about after this is all 'over'?

Apr 01, 2020

Are we there yet?

Nope, sorry my friends. We're at the start of the journey now and yes, there is a long road ahead. I think this COVID stuff is going to impact every human, it is just a question of when and to what extent. I encourage you to be sensitive to one another through this - we're all...

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COVID: emotional and financial survival guide

Apr 01, 2020

Keep Busy (or not)

Here are some of the things I have been doing through my first 15 days of COVID self-imposed isolation, that have kept me sane:

  • Rest - you are on a pretty extreme emotional journey right now and your mind and your heart might need a break. Take it, guilt free. You will be more...
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COVID: where do I even start?

Apr 01, 2020

In times of uncertainty it can feel impossible to find a way forward.

I know personally I have been on an emotional journey since that first announcement of the cancellation of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. A lot of my friends, and of course my clients, were affected by this decision...

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What Expenses Can I Deduct For Tax (Individuals)

Apr 22, 2019

This is the juicy stuff!

The number one question accountants get is:

“how do I reduce the tax I pay?”

Now that question is a little counter intuitive if you ask me, because if you make more money you pay more tax – so to me, more tax is a good sign!

BUT what we don't want you...

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Save me the money!!!

Mar 18, 2019

#1 Questions I get asked: What can I deduct for tax?

This blog is going to answer that question for those of you running small companies. Fortunately for you, the tax office is pretty forgiving, so majority of the expenses you incur in running your business can be deducted for tax.

This includes...

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What Business Structure is Best: Sole Trader, Partnership, Trust & Company

Feb 18, 2019

So you’re looking to get started with a business, or maybe you are already underway – congratulations (you’ve already made it further than most). Are you a sole trader? Do you have a trust? Maybe you want to start a company? Or a partnership?

No idea what the difference is? No...

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