Basics of SMSF investing

Basics of SMSF investing

Setting up an SMSF fund is the simplest step. Establishing a fund which delivers you consistent returns from your investments is much more difficult. Investing successfully involves determining precise goals and picking investments which will effectively achieve those goals. The advantage of SMSFs is that you can build a portfolio which reflects your short-term and…

Fuel tax credits for businesses

Fuel tax credits for businesses

The government provides fuel tax credits for businesses with a credit for the fuel tax (excise or customs) that is included in the price of fuel used in machinery, plant, equipment, heavy vehicles, and light vehicles travelling off public roads or on private roads. Fuel tax credits a business receives depend on when the fuel…

Protecting yourself from super scams

Protecting yourself from super scams

Superannuation is an attractive target for scammers as a significant volume of funds are placed into super funds by Australians. There are some straightforward steps you can take to protect yourself from super scams. Know the rules Becoming familiar with the rules surrounding superannuation will alert you against scams which make false claims e.g. offering…

Responding to negative feedback

Responding to negative feedback

The internet and social media have made it all too easy for customers to relay their feedback to businesses. This can be a great thing because it shows other customers or potential customers why they should choose your business. However, this also means that if a customer has a negative experience, then their public feedback…

Vaccine to boost the economy

Vaccine to boost the economy

Experts have stated that the accelerated rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine will provide the economy and budget with a much-needed boost. The treasurer was against extending the wage subsidies that applied through the peak of the pandemic. The Sydney area is also suffering once again from restrictions, just when Victoria was recovering well. It was…

Collaboration to grow business

Collaboration to grow business

Businesses can gain a lot from collaboration, regardless of the industry they are in. The following are some reasons why businesses should care about collaboration. Get inspired As a business, it is important to build a routine and figure out day-to-day operations. However, this might mean that you stop trying different techniques which could be…

Finding your lost super

Finding your lost super

Changing of name, address or job can mean that you lose track of some of your super. This means that there is money that belongs to you that is not currently in your super fund. Finding your super will collate your previous lost funds with your current account. It is likely that your lost super…

Lodging your business activity statement

Lodging your business activity statement

Businesses that are registered for GST are required to lodge a business activity statement (BAS). These assist in the reporting and payment of: Goods and services tax (GST) Pay as you go (PAYG) instalments PAYG withholding tax Other tax obligations ATO will automatically send businesses who are registered for an ABN and GST a BAS…