No matter your age, if you’re employed, you’ve heard of superannuation. This is money that your employer pays into an account set up for your future after retirement. Since superannuation provides for your retirement, it’s an incredibly important asset. Even knowing this, many Australians are understandably confused by the details of superannuation. The truth is, understanding how superannuation works is a vital part of your financial health — and it really isn’t as complicated as it sounds.
That cloud accounting is the future can hardly be doubted anymore. If you need help migrating to a cloud accounting software, book an appointment with TCA Darwin today.
Over the past few years, the Australian Tax Office has gotten more and more accurate at discovering errors in tax returns. When you lodge your return this year, the ATO will be at their most accurate yet. With the use of advanced technology and data collection practices, they can quickly and easily identify problems with tax returns.
Do you have goals for your business? Actually, let's just assume you do.
The better question is how often you set immediate goals? While it’s good to have a variety of goals, one of the most effective methods when it comes to organizing your goals is to set quarterly goals. Here are a few reasons why quarterly goals might help you run your business more smoothly.
People are becoming more and more interested in beginning a side business; separate from their usual means of making an income. You may simply desire additional income, or maybe you want your side gig to eventually become your career. Particularly with these changing career desires and needs, when it comes to your taxes, it’s vitally important to understand the difference between a side business and a hobby.
The audit is a dreaded part of tax filing that every Australian would like to avoid. Each year, the Australian Taxation Office announces which pieces of your financial information will be their main focus. While the best way to avoid an audit is to be clear, consistent, and honest with your reporting, there are some key things you can do to avoid finding yourself under the watchful glare of the ATO.
Time is money, as they say. On the other hand, it’s just as common to say “work smarter, not harder.” Trying to do too much at once can be overwhelming and ultimately bad for business, as it usually ends in getting very little done at all. Whether you’ve started your own firm or switched careers to something that allows you to work from home, you’ll need to re-evaluate how to best use your time.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is now saying over 30% of Australian workers are working from the comfort of their homes. That’s nearly one in three. With the internet and social media readily available to most everyone, many people have found that there are some mighty advantages to those who work outside the confines of an office cubicle.