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Managing receipts: 4 apps to make filing receipts quick and easy

 

They say only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. For a lot of people, there's also a third certainty in life: the pain of keeping track of every receipt when it's time to do the taxes. 

How many times has your bookkeeper or finance manager asked you for a receipt (that you swore you stuffed somewhere in the wad of receipts in your wallet) that you've then had to scramble and search everywhere to find? 

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Don't lose a deduction for non-compliant payments to employees

Don't lose a tax deduction for non-compliant payments to employees 

If you are running a business, you can no longer claim deductions for payments to employees/workers if you have not met your Pay As You Go (PAYG) Withholding obligations. 

This applies to tax returns lodged for the 2020 year onwards. 

The PAYG rules require that you: 

1.     Withhold the tax amount from the payment before you pay your employee; and

2.     Report that amount to the ATO – in a Business Activity Statement (BAS) 

You will only lose your tax deduction if no amount is withheld or reported to the ATO, unless you voluntarily disclose this to the ATO before the ATO ever audits you.

These new laws have been introduced to level the playing field for businesses doing the right thing by their employees.

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Please contact Complete Business Strategies on 07 5439 1600 today if you have any questions about how these new laws may affect how you do things in your business.

Busy work. That work you have to get done, but somehow seems to take over your entire day and before you know it, you've reached the end of the week and still haven't managed to make a dent on the most important task on your to do list. 

Sure, this can be about priorities, but more often than not it's about working with your daily habits to make sure the important stuff is getting done consistently.

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How to ensure your family gets all your assets when you die

Let's face it: no-one likes to think of death, especially their own. It's not exactly a great conversation starter, is it? This might explain why so many people end up "dying Intestate" which means they die without a will and, as a consequence, have their assets distributed according to State law. 

Sadly, the way State law distributes a deceased person's assets among family members can often be a lot different to the way a deceased person wanted their assets distributed 

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Vehicle logbooks: Paper vs Electronic

The pen may be mightier than the sword – but can it beat the smartphone? When it comes to keeping track of vehicle mileage, we think not.


When do you need to use a logbook? 

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