Is $5K reasonable to pay an accountant annually?

Is $5K reasonable to pay an accountant annually?

This was a question posted recently on Facebook and I felt an urge to respond. You see I’ve read similar questions before and have bit my tongue, but the frequency of these questions are getting more regular and the comments they are attracting are increasing. Could...

Are you ready for Single Touch Payroll?

Are you ready for Single Touch Payroll?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is the biggest change for businesses since the introduction of the GST in July 2000. If you were in business back then, I bet it wasn’t too long before you became a champion of GST and now doing your IAS and BAS has become second...

EOFY checklist for businesses

EOFY checklist for businesses

This blog was first published on MYOB.com/au There’s lots to do as a business owner as you focus on year-end accounting and bookkeeping tasks in addition to some forward planning for the new financial year. To help simplify things, Amanda Gascoigne has prepared this...

Three habits of successful sole practitioners

Three habits of successful sole practitioners

So many sole practitioners: are working too many hoursare not being well enough remunerated for these hours andare feeling frustrated and disillusioned by their current practice life! Unfortunately, it’s a belief that it’s their “lot in life” and it goes with the...

Shop online this Christmas

Shop online this Christmas

Save time and shop online ….. The benefits of shopping on line certainly saves you time running around, it can save you dollars as it is much quicker searching the net for deals and it forces you to be organised! One Christmas all my son wanted was Spongebob...

What I’ve Been Listening To

What I’ve Been Listening To

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is the biggest change for businesses since the introduction of the GST in July 2000. If you were in business back then, I bet it wasn’t too long before you became a champion of GST and now doing your IAS and BAS has become second...

What I’ve Been Reading

What I’ve Been Reading

6th July, 2018 This week I've started a new book "The Big Leap" by Gay Hendricks which has ben sitting on my bookshelf for some time. It's all about overcoming the single barrier that stands in our way and holds us back from achieving our true potential and attaining...

Single Touch Payroll One Stop Shop – Part 1

Single Touch Payroll One Stop Shop – Part 1

For those of you who know me, I consider myself a perfectionist, but I’m not perfect! I aimed to get a monthly newsletter out last month and the month before that, but I just couldn’t fit it all in with everything I had on my plate. My plan was to dedicate the...

Business Lessons we can learn from the Royal Wedding

Business Lessons we can learn from the Royal Wedding

Today is the last day of 2018 and I hope that you have had some time since Christmas to reflect on the year that was, to afford yourself some time out to relax, recharge and reset and in this present moment, you are ready to focus on the next twelve months ahead. If...

10 tax myths new business starters accept as gospel

10 tax myths new business starters accept as gospel

This article originally appeared in the MYOB website on 15 May. Setting up a new business means being tech savvy. But when it comes to tax, startups often get it wrong. The End of Financial Year is in sight and business owners are at breakneck speed with their...