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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.

Guide to Super for Contractors

If you are a contractor or sub-contractor, then there is a chance that you may be entitled to super contributions ...
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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?

If you run a business, it's important to protect your business against potential legal costs and claims by third parties ...
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An Ultimate Guide to 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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4 Simple Steps to Have Your FTL Penalties Remitted by the Tax Office

Part of your business obligations is to ensure that you are meeting all lodgement and reporting deadlines as required by ...
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5 MUST Have Apps For Your Small Business (2019)

If you’re a small business owner and looking to increase productivity and organisation, it’s important to utilise the power of ...
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How Do Tax Deductions Work?

Tax deductions can assist with increasing your tax refund. As a business owner, you can claim deductions for the majority ...
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5 Simple Steps to Changing Accountants

Is your accountant not responding or taking far too long to get back to you? We often have clients sign ...
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Comprehensive (2019) Guide to Single Touch Payroll (STP)

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new method of reporting tax and superannuation information to the ATO. Your payroll or ...
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3 Simple Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

What to look out for when looking to bring new employees on board Looking at hiring for the first time ...
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5 Ways You Can De-Risk Your Business

It's never too early to de-risk your business. No matter the size of your business, it's important to identify where ...
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3 Easy Ways to Reduce Tax and Pay Less on Your BAS

One of the most common questions that I get asked from small business owners and contractors is whether or not ...
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3 Simple Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

What to look out for when looking to bring new employees on board Looking at hiring for the first time ...
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Contractor Pricing Calculator

Work out what price you should charge per hour Calculate how much you’re worth How do you calculate the price ...
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An In-Depth Guide to Understanding Employer Obligations

Understanding what obligations you must fulfil as an employer for your employees As an employer, it’s imperative to understand that ...
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9 Registrations You Need for Your Small Businesses

Are you starting your own business? Starting a business is an exciting time for any entrepreneur. Often times, this can ...
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Step by Step Guide on Switching Accountants

Time to switch accountant? 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 comprehensive comparison of the most suitable business structure for you! There are four commonly used business structures in Australia: ...
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What Business Structure Should You Choose? Sole Trader vs. Company

Should you start your contractor business as a sole trader or a company? In a nutshell, sole trader structures are ...
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5 Benefits of Setting Up a Pty Ltd Company (2019)

Many clients ask me why they should set up a Pty Ltd company. The answer to that is - it ...
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4 Ways to Draw Money Out of a PTY LTD Company

Drawing money out of your company for personal use Many contractors choose to operate out of a Pty Ltd company ...
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3 Simple Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

What to look out for when looking to bring new employees on board Looking at hiring for the first time ...
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3 Easy Ways to Reduce Tax and Pay Less on Your BAS

One of the most common questions that I get asked from small business owners and contractors is whether or not ...
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3 Simple Steps on How to Close a Pty Ltd Company

When closing your Pty Ltd company, it’s imperative that you follow the correct process to ensure that your company has ...
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An In-Depth Guide to Understanding Employer Obligations

Understanding what obligations you must fulfil as an employer for your employees As an employer, it’s imperative to understand that ...
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9 Registrations You Need for Your Small Businesses

Are you starting your own business? Starting a business is an exciting time for any entrepreneur. Often times, this can ...
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Top 10 Contractor Must Do

Top 10 Must Dos you need to consider while contracting So you have chosen to become a contractor in your ...
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7 Step Guide to Choosing the Right Business Structure

A comprehensive comparison of the most suitable business structure for you! There are four commonly used business structures in Australia: ...
Read More

What Business Structure Should You Choose? Sole Trader vs. Company

Should you start your contractor business as a sole trader or a company? In a nutshell, sole trader structures are ...
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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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4 Ways to Draw Money Out of a PTY LTD Company

Drawing money out of your company for personal use Many contractors choose to operate out of a Pty Ltd company ...
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An In-Depth Guide to Understanding Employer Obligations

Understanding what obligations you must fulfil as an employer for your employees As an employer, it’s imperative to understand that ...
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Top 10 Contractor Must Do

Top 10 Must Dos you need to consider while contracting So you have chosen to become a contractor in your ...
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Do You Need to Have a Contract in Writing? Is a Verbal Contract Enough?

Contracts for Consultants, Contractors, Freelancers and Locums As a contractor you will be hired to perform specific jobs and often ...
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5 Ways You Can De-Risk Your Business

It's never too early to de-risk your business. No matter the size of your business, it's important to identify where ...
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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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3 Easy Ways to Reduce Tax and Pay Less on Your BAS

One of the most common questions that I get asked from small business owners and contractors is whether or not ...
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3 Simple Steps on How to Close a Pty Ltd Company

When closing your Pty Ltd company, it’s imperative that you follow the correct process to ensure that your company has ...
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Step by Step Guide on Switching Accountants

Time to switch accountant? Generally, businesses will make the decision to change accountants for a number of reasons. This guide ...
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Top 10 Contractor Must Do

Top 10 Must Dos you need to consider while contracting So you have chosen to become a contractor in your ...
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7 Steps to Organise Payment Arrangements with the Tax Office

Dealing with tax debts can be stressful, especially with those unpaid monthly and quarterly amounts incrementally building very quickly. In ...
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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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4 Ways to Draw Money Out of a PTY LTD Company

Drawing money out of your company for personal use Many contractors choose to operate out of a Pty Ltd company ...
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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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