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3 bookkeeping basics for small business owners

How much time do you spend bookkeeping each week? Recording, organising, and processing financial transactions – everything from accounts receivable and payable, to employee payments, expense receipts and supplier invoices. 10 hours? More?

Effective bookkeeping is at the heart of a healthy business. But, done poorly, bookkeeping can be time-consuming and tedious.

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Fringe benefits tax (FBT) changes for the 2019 FBT year

Fringe benefits tax (FBT) is a tax paid by employers on specific benefits provided to employees (and their families). Benefits commonly provided to employees include company vehicles, car parking, low interest loans, and living-away-from-home allowances. FBT places the tax burden on the employer rather than the employee, which can be an attractive arrangement for many workers.

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February 2019 Newsletter

This month we have some simple tips to get the cash flowing in your business, and an update regarding Single Touch Payroll. Vaughn shares his thoughts on Artifical Intelligence and how it might impact our personal lives, and we ask you to think about where your superannuation death benefits will go when you pass away (it’s probably not your favourite topic, but it might be simpler to deal with than you think).

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STP reporting compulsory for all Australian employers

The extension of Single Touch Payroll (STP) requirements to employers with 19 or less employees has finally passed both houses of Parliament. From 1 July 2019, STP reporting will become compulsory for all Australian employers.

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8 smart ways to manage your debtors for business success

Managing your debtors so you get paid on time is critical to your business’ survival. Paying suppliers and salaries, investing in infrastructure and growth – if you don’t have the cash, your business is in trouble.

So, wouldn’t it be wonderful if customers paid on time, every time?

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December 2018 Newsletter

In our last newsletter for the year, we offer simple ways to get your bookkeeping on track (with some great ideas for your New Year’s resolutions!), and discuss the risks of switching or consolidating super funds on your own. Danny shares his thoughts on the significance of your business’ purpose, and we check in on what #teamsynectic are up to in our community.

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Compulsory Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting rolls out to small employers

Months of uncertainty for small businesses ended yesterday with the Senate passing the Bill to now extend compulsory Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting to employers with 19 or less employees. Effective from 1 July 2019, it comes on the back of STP rolling out to larger employers from 1 July 2018.

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5 Common Bookkeeping Fails – and How to Easily Avoid Them

If you’re in business, you already know that careful financial management is important. But do you really aspire to spending your time dealing with numbers and paperwork? That’s probably not why you went into business!

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5 tips to avoid FBT on your staff Christmas gifts and work party

Christmas will be here in a moment and many employers will be thinking about recognising their team’s efforts throughout the year. Have you thought about how to manage tax and Christmas gift giving?

Feel free to celebrate, but make sure you don’t get stung with unexpected taxes. Fringe benefit tax (FBT) and associated income tax and GST pitfalls are the big ones to watch out for.

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Employee or contractor? 12 common myths

Do you know whether your worker is legally an employee or a contractor?

There are plenty of myths and assumptions made when it comes to deciding the status of a worker. Many employers (and workers) rely on inaccurate indicators of what makes a worker an employee or contractor. However, the employee-or-contractor status is important to get right.

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