Importance of record keeping for businesses

Importance of record-keeping for businesses

For businesses operating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, the task of keeping records can fall secondary to everyday business operations. However, failing to efficiently keep up-to-date and comprehensive records can hurt your business’s long term operations. Probably the most important reason behind sound record-keeping is that it allows you to learn and grow from…

Life insurance through your super

Life insurance through your super

Over 70% of Australians have life insurance through their super fund. This acts as a financial safety net through your super if something unexpected happens. There are 3 main types of life insurance that super funds usually provide: Life cover: Also known as death cover, this type of insurance pays a lump sum or income…

What do tax audits involve

What do tax audits involve?

Tax audits are conducted when the ATO deems that a more extensive examination of an issue is necessary. These audits can be conducted on a fairly basic level or they can be much more in-depth and analytical. In most cases, there will be a review which then leads to an audit, but this isn’t always…

How to reduce the tax you pay

How to reduce the tax you pay

There are various potential ways you can reduce the tax you pay. You may be entitled to tax deductions, offsets or you may choose to opt for salary packaging. Tax deductions will reduce your taxable income amount. For example, potential tax deductions are work-related expenses, self-education expenses, charitable donations, the cost of managing your taxes.…

Sustainable practices for your business

Sustainable practices for your business

Adopting sustainable practices for your business is a great way to contribute positively to the environment. These changes won’t significantly impact business operations, but will effectively reduce the carbon footprint of your business. Office location: This is relevant if you are moving to a new location or are newly starting your business. Choose a location…

Conditions to accessing your super

Conditions to accessing your super

You may find that accessing your super is the best way to meet your financial needs in a given situation, for example in the early stages of the pandemic. Individuals are able to legally access the funds in their super earlier but there are conditions of release. Common conditions of lease: Reaching your preservation age…