NORTHERN BEACHES BOOKKEEPER

Northern Beaches Bookkeeper blogs regularly on helpful Accounting and Bookkeeping tips as well as on current ATO legislation.


PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST PHONE SCAMS

Posted 19th May 2017 by Northern Beaches Bookkeeper

The ATO is warning the public to be aware of a phone scam that is again circulating where fraudsters are intimidating people into paying a fake tax debt over the phone. The aggressive scam attempts to force people to pay a fake tax debt over the phone by threatening arrest if they don’t comply. Assistant Commissioner Thomas Ryan said that the ATO would never contact taxpayers about a debt in this threatening manner and urges people to protect their personal details. Click here to see the full article: Phone Scam Information


SELLING OR CLOSING A SMALL BUSINESS

Posted 15th May 2017 by Northern Beaches Bookkeeper

Before you start the journey of selling or closing your business, make sure you understand the end-to-end process. The ATO has developed a webcast which details your obligations across various government agencies. Click here to access the webcast.


DIFFERENT METHODS OF PAYING THE ATO

Posted 10th May 2017 by Northern Beaches Bookkeeper

Did you know that you can pay your ATO bills via Credit Card online or on the phone, as well as via BPAY and at the Post Office? Click here to see the different ways to pay the ATO.


QUALIFYING FOR A 4 WEEK EXTENSION WITH THE ATO

Posted 3rd May 2017 by Northern Beaches Bookkeeper

Did you know that you get up to 4 weeks additional time to lodge your BAS if you lodge online using a Registered BAS Agent? Click here to see the ATO BAS Agent lodgment program.


MINIMUM RECORD-KEEPING REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Posted 25th April 2017 by Northern Beaches Bookkeeper

It is a legal requirement for businesses to keep records. Business records must be kept for five years after they are prepared, obtained or the transactions are completed – whichever occurs latest. Business records must be kept in English or in a form that the ATO can readily access and use to work out the correct amount of tax you are liable to pay.


GETTING IT RIGHT FROM THE START

Posted 7th April 2017 by Northern Beaches Bookkeeper

When starting or running a business, keeping accurate accounting records is crucial to the success of your business. Here are a few key points to remember which will make the financial side of your business more streamlined.

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