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The Glass Industry Boom

The Glass Industry Boom

From the Glass Gardens in Singapore, to the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, all the way to the iconic glass entrance to Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in New York, the sleek appeal that glass designing provides can be seen all over the world. For Apple in particular, the glass entrance in New York…

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Claiming mobile phone, internet and home phone expenses

Claiming mobile phone, internet and home phone expenses

The ATO has released information on claiming mobile phone, internet and home phone expenses to reflect the significant rewrite of Practice Statement PS LA 2001/6 to include contemporary electronic device issues. The rewrite also updates the ATO’s approach to the apportionment of mobile phone, home phone and internet expenses. If a taxpayer uses their own…

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What to do if you’re missing your PAYG withholding payment summaries

What to do if you’re missing your PAYG withholding payment summaries

If your pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary is lost, missing or destroyed, you can get the information by talking to an Accountant or Tax Agent as they may be able to check the Pre-filling reports in the Tax Agent Portal. If the information is not available, you can: • Request a copy…

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What Do You Need To Do If Your Business Partner Dies?

What Do You Need To Do If Your Business Partner Dies?

A successful business depends on good planning. Planning unexpected as much as predicted is exactly what ambitious businesses must be doing. If you are here for a long run think of what would you be doing if your business partner passed away? By protecting your business from the unexpected you look after your investors, suppliers,…

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Cumberland Business Chamber: Starting Your Business to Sell at a Profit

Cumberland Business Chamber: Starting Your Business to Sell at a Profit

Starting your business by identifying the correct structure, finding funding and utilising it in the most tax efficient way, getting your legal papers in order to outline relationships, borders, duties and responsibilities and developing a strategic plan of attack will destine an immense success or a terrible failure. Jim Vass, Partner at ATB Partners, Accountant,…

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Are you ready for the end of financial year?

Are you ready for the end of financial year?

The end of financial year can be a stressful time for small businesses. The Australian financial year ends at midnight on 30 June, and the new financial year begins on 1 July. At this time, all financial information is handed over to the ATO to determine the amount of tax you have payable, or refundable….

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Looking forward instead of the  rearview mirror. The role of the proactive accountant

Looking forward instead of the rearview mirror. The role of the proactive accountant

We’re a whole new breed As the industry evolves, so too does the role of the business accountant. Rather than meeting their clients once a year for tax compliance matters, the proactive accountant is now engaging with clients frequently, checking their cash flow and budget, and advising on not just business affairs, but moving forward…

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Which Cloud Software is Right For You?

Which Cloud Software is Right For You?

Confused about cloud accounting software? Cloud-based accounting is one of the most effective innovations for small and medium businesses. It helps you work smarter and faster, gives you a real time view of your figures, and improves team collaboration… from anywhere in the world. We’ve come a long way… …in a short space of time….

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How to achieve a work-life balance

How to achieve a work-life balance

For self-employed individuals, it is difficult to achieve a work-life balance. Countless people find themselves working longer hours, and working on weekends to ensure their business is running smoothly, and this generates a great deal of stress and exhaustion, both mentally and physically. Work-life balance is becoming increasingly important in today’s business landscape, as the…

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What stops us from achieving goals?

What stops us from achieving goals?

Delayed gratification is an understanding that if you forgo an immediate benefit at the present, you have the potential to achieve larger goals and benefits in the future. This concept can be seen in the marshmallow test, where Stanford researchers found that the ability to delay gratification was liked to a number of positive outcomes…

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Small Business Accounting

Small Business Accounting

Are you tired of traditional accountants who constantly look in the rear view mirror instead of looking forward?

As proactive accountants, we work in partnership with you to deliver a complete business accounting solution that keeps you in a powerful, forward-facing position.

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Medium Business Accounting

Medium Business Accounting

Are you struggling to stay on top of complex financial requirements including tax compliance, payroll, bookkeeping, accounting and reporting?

As proactive accountants, we work in partnership with you to deliver a complete outsourced finance department or virtual CFO.

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