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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.

Questions to Ask Your Accountant

6 Questions To Ask Your Accountant That Can Save You Thousands

So, you may have recently switched accountants, or you may have just started a new business venture. Perhaps you've just ...
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Chartered Accountants and Accountants

The Major Differences Between Chartered Accountants and Accountants

Trying to find out the difference between Chartered Accountants and Accountants? When you're looking for an accountant for your business, ...
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Benefits of Setting up a Pty Ltd Company

5 Powerful Benefits of Setting Up a Pty Ltd Company (2020)

Updated: 14 July 2020 If you're a sole trader or in a partnership, you're probably trying to figure out if ...
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ATO Audit - What To Do

#1 Guide to Surviving an ATO Audit

So you or your accountant has been notified that an ATO review and/or an ATO audit will take place on ...
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Employee v Contractor

10 Major Differences Between Employee v Contractor (And How to Avoid Being Taken Advantage Of)

Deciding on being engaged as an employee v contractor can be two very different things despite a lot of similarities ...
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Main Residence CGT Exemption

7 Scenarios That Affect Your Main Residence CGT Exemption

If you own property and use it as your main residence then generally you are eligible for the main residence ...
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The Ultimate Investment Property Tax Guide

The Ultimate Investment Property Tax Guide 2019

What types of investment property tax apply? There are two types of investment property tax that apply to investment properties ...
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Super for Contractors

The #1 Guide to Super for Contractors: Get Paid Super Just Like an Employee

Super for Contractors - If you are a contractor or sub-contractor, then there is a chance that you may be ...
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6 Characteristic of a Great Accountant

We've all cherished the stereotypical idea of an accountant sitting in a lonesome office crunching away at numbers for hours ...
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What is Professional Indemnity Insurance?

What is Professional Indemnity Insurance? A Must Have For Your Business

You hear it all the time but what is professional indemnity insurance? If you run a business, it's important to ...
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What is a TPAR

The Ultimate Guide on TPAR

Tax Payments Annual Report, otherwise known as TPAR, is a specific report that must be lodged by businesses to the ...
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Failure to Lodge Penalty

4 Steps To Remit Your Failure To Lodge Penalties

Failure to lodge penalties are enforced by the ATO when businesses are not meeting their reporting obligations. If you have ...
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Benefits of Setting up a Pty Ltd Company

5 Powerful Benefits of Setting Up a Pty Ltd Company (2020)

Updated: 14 July 2020 If you're a sole trader or in a partnership, you're probably trying to figure out if ...
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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

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

Sole Trader vs Company: 7 Important Business Structure Considerations

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

3 Essential Steps in Successfully Winding Up a Company

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: 7 Important Business Structure Considerations

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

3 Essential Steps in Successfully Winding Up a Company

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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