Tag: Pat Mannix

The Great Australian Nightmare Series

The Great Australian Nightmare – Episode 1

The Great Australian Nightmare is when a person with a growing small business decides to pay off their home loan and chase the Great Australian Dream. In most cases they are inadvertently paying 100’s and 1000’s too much in tax and there’s nothing sweet about that. They should be thinking the opposite. DON’T pay off […]

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Tax, The Great Australian Nightmare Series

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN NIGHTMARE – Part 1

It’s known as the Great Australian Dream, owning your own home. For growing small businesses, owning your own home by aggressively paying home loan debt is the quickest way to lose money and the dumbest thing you can do.

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Small Business Tax Advice

Single Touch Payroll

Single Touch Payroll (STP) – make sure you and your business is set-up before 1 July 2018! That’s right people, you only have a few months to get ready if you haven’t already!

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Small Business Tax Advice, Tax

Bookkeepers – god like or the devil incarnate

If you have made the plunge and found a bookkeeper with scrupulous loyalty and high attention to detail like Walter Payne then you’ve got the main key to the financial side of your business. Counter to engaging a God Like bookkeeper who you trust with all your business finances there is always the chance that you have employed the Devil Incarnate.

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Small Business Tax Advice, Tax

SAFE INSURANCE OR A FUTURE STREET FIGHT – PART 2

Ok got that paranoid defensive argument documented, lets move on. So we left off in PI-1 with you putting in a claim for PI Insurance. The shiny salesperson who sold you the insurance has flicked your claim to a set of specialist lawyers. The Wolf has entered the story. 

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Small Business Tax Advice, Tax

SAFE INSURANCE OR A FUTURE STREET FIGHT – PART 1

Most small businesses will take out Professional Indemnity Insurance, but should you need to make a claim – watch out – you are in for a street fight!

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Small Business Tax Advice, Tax

Don’t make it your problem – DATA BREACH

You better be ready Mr or Mrs Business Person because New data breach rules come into effect from 22 February 2018. These rules place an onus on business to protect and notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to result in serious harm.

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Tax

Tax Services & AI

Recently the ATO commissioner Chris Jordan said a practice built on supplying “simple returns” needs to look at their business model. The ATO’s free products have come under fire by high volume tax agents, however, this is exactly the area where artificial intelligence will likely dominate and human intelligence may not be required.

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Tax

What is a ‘Cryptocurrency’

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography or encryption for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of this security feature. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency, and arguably its most endearing allure, is its organic nature; it is not issued by any central authority, rendering it theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation.

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Tax

Innovative investor incentives

If your innovative idea has real legs for commercialisation in business then the government has set up a tremendous incentive for venture capitalist investors. It’s a sign our politicians are wanting to support the innovation of entrepreneurial Australians and it’s also an indication of the global vision of these entrepreneurs. 

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SMSF

What SMSF’s absolutely need to consider prior to 30 June 2017

30 June 2017:  The wide-ranging superannuation reforms come into effect on 1 July 2017. With the changes come a series of issues that Trustees need to be across, even if they don’t immediately affect you or your fund:

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Tax

Wage increases less than 2 months away – don’t be caught out and always protect your Capital!

Accountant found to be an accessory for “wilful blindness” towards underpaid employees. In a precedent-setting decision by the Federal Circuit Court, an accountancy firm has been found accessorily liable for the underpayments of the employees of one of its clients.

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