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The Contractor Handbook

With over 10 years of advising our clients we have compiled information and created guides for Small Businesses and Contractors.

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What Happens When a Company Goes Into Liquidation?

Considering the current state of the worldwide economy following the effects of the pandemic, it’s no surprise the business owners ...
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How To Choose The Best Accountant for Doctors

Medical professionals are constantly juggling their day-to-day practice and the business side of things.  But, let's face it, as a ...
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The 9 Best Tax Deductions For Doctors

Doctors are among the highest-earning professionals in Australia. And the higher the income, the higher the marginal tax rate. But ...
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How Tax on Cryptocurrency Australia Works

Cryptocurrency has undoubtedly experienced explosive growth over the last couple of years - but how does tax on cryptocurrency in ...
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Discretionary Trusts: Everything You Need to Know

Discretionary trusts are widely used for asset protection purposes and tax management.  But, by transferring your assets into a discretionary ...
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The Luxury Car Tax Guide: Must Read Before Buying

If you’re thinking of buying that brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, you’ll need to also think about luxury car tax.  You ...
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The 4 Best Asset Protection Strategies You Should Know

Asset protection strategies are arguably as significant as purchasing the assets in the first place.  Many Australian’s dream of owning ...
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The Ultimate Guide on Teacher Tax Deductions

Did you know that as a teacher or as someone working in education, you’re entitled to various industry-specific, teacher tax ...
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The Ultimate Guide on Uber Tax Deductions

Did you know that as an Uber driver, you’re considered an independent contractor?  This means that you’re entirely responsible for ...
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The 5 Types of Trusts in Australia You Need to Know

The different types of trusts in Australia are widely used as a preferred business structure when it comes to investments, ...
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8 Ways on How to Reduce Taxable Income for Individuals in Australia

Although paying tax is inevitable, most people want to determine how to reduce taxable income. Did you know that through ...
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Work from Home Deductions

6 Working From Home Deductions You Can Claim

If you’re an employee who works from home, you may be able to claim a deduction for your working from ...
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5 Essential Pty Ltd Company Advantages You Should Know

Updated: 14 July 2020 If you're a sole trader or in a partnership, you're likely assessing Pty Ltd Company advantages ...
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Hiring Your First Employee

3 Crucial Steps to Successfully Hiring Your First Employee

What to look out for when hiring your first employee Looking at hiring your first employee? Achieving entrepreneurial success isn’t ...
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Contractor Pricing Calculator

Work out what price you should charge per hour Calculate how much you’re worth using our contractor pricing calculator How ...
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A Guide to Employer Obligations

A 2300 Word Ultimate Guide to Understanding Employer Obligations

Understanding Employer Obligations As an employer, it’s imperative to understand that your employer obligations extend further than the monetary compensation ...
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Business Registrations

9 Essential Business Registrations Your Businesses Needs

Are you starting your own business? Starting a business is an exciting time for any entrepreneur. Often times, this can ...
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How to Change Accountants

Step by Step Guide on How to Change Accountants

Time to change accountants? Generally, businesses will make the decision to change accountants for a number of reasons. This guide ...
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6 Benefits to Becoming a Contractor

Benefits of Becoming a Contractor A new wave of contractors has hit many industries and the old views of working ...
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7 Step Guide to Choosing the Right Business Structure

A common question that a lot of new business owners ask themselves is "what business structure should I choose?". The ...
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Sole Trader vs Company: The Essential Comparison Guide

Choosing a business a sole trader vs company business structure can be confusing as each individual's business situation is different ...
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Taking Money Out of a Limited Company

4 Ways to Taking Money Out of a Limited Company

Taking money out of a limited company for personal use Many contractors choose to operate out of a Pty Ltd ...
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Hiring Your First Employee

3 Crucial Steps to Successfully Hiring Your First Employee

What to look out for when hiring your first employee Looking at hiring your first employee? Achieving entrepreneurial success isn’t ...
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Tax Minimisation - Reduce Your BAS

3 Easy Ways Towards Business Tax Minimisation & Pay Less on BAS

One of the most common questions concerning tax minimisation I get asked from small business owners and contractors: whether I ...
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Winding Up a Company

Winding Up a Company: 10 Essentials Steps You Need To Take

When winding up a company, you must follow the correct process to ensure that your proprietary limited company has officially ...
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A Guide to Employer Obligations

A 2300 Word Ultimate Guide to Understanding Employer Obligations

Understanding Employer Obligations As an employer, it’s imperative to understand that your employer obligations extend further than the monetary compensation ...
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Business Registrations

9 Essential Business Registrations Your Businesses Needs

Are you starting your own business? Starting a business is an exciting time for any entrepreneur. Often times, this can ...
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Working as a Contractor - Must Do's

Working as a Contractor: Top 10 Contractor Must Do

So you've decided that you're going to be working as a contractor in your industry. Great work! Contractors run their ...
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7 Step Guide to Choosing the Right Business Structure

A common question that a lot of new business owners ask themselves is "what business structure should I choose?". The ...
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sole trader vs company

Sole Trader vs Company: The Essential Comparison Guide

Choosing a business a sole trader vs company business structure can be confusing as each individual's business situation is different ...
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8 Things to Look For When Choosing the Right Accountant

Looking for an accountant? What you should be looking for in an accountant? What benefits can an accountant offer? Finding ...
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Taking Money Out of a Limited Company

4 Ways to Taking Money Out of a Limited Company

Taking money out of a limited company for personal use Many contractors choose to operate out of a Pty Ltd ...
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A Guide to Employer Obligations

A 2300 Word Ultimate Guide to Understanding Employer Obligations

Understanding Employer Obligations As an employer, it’s imperative to understand that your employer obligations extend further than the monetary compensation ...
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Working as a Contractor - Must Do's

Working as a Contractor: Top 10 Contractor Must Do

So you've decided that you're going to be working as a contractor in your industry. Great work! Contractors run their ...
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Is a Verbal Agreement Legally Binding?

There is a lot of conjecture as to whether a written contract is required for all agreements or is a ...
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Business Risk Management - How to De-Risk Your Business

Business Risk Management: 5 Essential Ways to Reduce Business Risk

It's never too early to have business risk management processes in place. No matter the size of your business, it's ...
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7 Types Insurance for Contractors

What types of insurance for contractors, consultants, freelancers and locums? Contractors in every industry face risk on a daily basis ...
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Tax Minimisation - Reduce Your BAS

3 Easy Ways Towards Business Tax Minimisation & Pay Less on BAS

One of the most common questions concerning tax minimisation I get asked from small business owners and contractors: whether I ...
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Winding Up a Company

Winding Up a Company: 10 Essentials Steps You Need To Take

When winding up a company, you must follow the correct process to ensure that your proprietary limited company has officially ...
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How to Change Accountants

Step by Step Guide on How to Change Accountants

Time to change accountants? Generally, businesses will make the decision to change accountants for a number of reasons. This guide ...
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Working as a Contractor - Must Do's

Working as a Contractor: Top 10 Contractor Must Do

So you've decided that you're going to be working as a contractor in your industry. Great work! Contractors run their ...
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ATO Payment Arrangement

7 Detailed Steps to Successfully Organising ATO Payment Arrangements

Organising ATO payment arrangements can help with dealing with tax debts that can be stressful, especially with those unpaid monthly ...
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8 Things to Look For When Choosing the Right Accountant

Looking for an accountant? What you should be looking for in an accountant? What benefits can an accountant offer? Finding ...
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Taking Money Out of a Limited Company

4 Ways to Taking Money Out of a Limited Company

Taking money out of a limited company for personal use Many contractors choose to operate out of a Pty Ltd ...
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9 Things You Absolutely Need to Know about Tax

The Tax Guide for Contractors, Consultants, Freelancers and Locums As a consultant, contractor, freelancer and locum there is a range ...
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Guide to Setting up a Business Bank Account

Business Bank Account Guide for Contractors If you are operating your contractor business under a company, you will require a ...
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7 Types Insurance for Contractors

What types of insurance for contractors, consultants, freelancers and locums? Contractors in every industry face risk on a daily basis ...
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