Taxable Payments Annual Reports (TPAR)

As of 1 July 2019, Taxable Payments Annual Reports (TPAR) will affect the following industries: Road freight IT Security TPARs were first introduced into the building and construction industry from 1 July 2012. Entities with ABNs need to report to the ATO information about the payments that they make to contractors for services. The policy…

Scam Alerts: Important Information

There has been a recent spike in the number of scammer cases in relation to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Scammers and malicious actors continually adapt their activities and use technological advancements to help them mimic the ATO’s interactions. They have two main objectives, to get you to: pay money divulge personal information or credentials.…

What’s your greatest business asset?

Your accountant is most likely your greatest business asset, and yet one which is often underutilised. As a business owner, you trust your accountant to efficiently prepare your tax and annual statements, tax returns (individual, company and/or SMSF) and BAS. However, if you limit your accountant’s input to tax and compliance services, you could be…

Risky business

The very nature of being a business owner or director puts you in a position of risk, and without advice, your personal (and business) assets could be at risk. Even if you have a Company business structure or other entities such as trusts in place, as a director you can still be subject to personal…