When you're facing a lot of hardships, it's difficult to keep running a business, let alone start one. But hardships are also something you can turn into opportunities. Let me tell you about how I used personal hardships as an opportunity to start successful businesses.
Starting a business is hard and to be honest, it's an uphill battle for a very long time. But it can also very rewarding, and there's no other feeling like running your own business! Let me share with you my personal experiences and the reasons why I started my own businesses.
Are you looking to sell your property? If you are, then you will also need to know about the tax implications of doing so. In this video, I explain the main residence exemption that applies when selling your property, as well as run through 4 situations that can change the tax exemption status of the sale of your home.
I officially started my business 3 years ago. But I only started to feel like I was actually running a business last year, when I hired my first employee in 2018. Since then, my team has grown, and so has my business. Let me explain how I was able to go from self-employed to running a business with multiple departments, and working towards a business that essentially runs itself.
What are bucket companies and holding companies? Bucket and holding companies are excellent strategies to help cap the amount of tax you pay and protect your business profits. T
hey can be quite complex, so let me break down the basics of how they work. Make sure to speak to your accountant for advice regarding if they can benefit your business situation.
Having my own accounting & advisory business means that I get to learn a lot of lessons from my mentors, as well as my clients! There are a lot of hard lessons to learn when starting your own business. Let me share with you the most important lessons I’ve learnt so far, and hopefully, it will give you some guidance on your own business journey.
Is your accountant charging too much? The key to reducing your accounting costs is to minimise the amount of time your accountant needs to do your work, while still getting the right services needed for your type of business.
Let me tell you about the 3 main things you need to look at to make sure you’re being charged a fair price.
As a business owner, it’s important to know if your business is making a profit or making a loss. A lot of people simply look at their bank statements as an indication of this, which is not the right at all. Let me show you everything you need to know about profitability analysis, so you can look at your numbers correctly.
Christmas is around the corner! But before you plan a Christmas Party or buy gifts for your employees or clients, make sure you know the tax implications of these expenses. There are 3 main taxes to consider:
1. Fringe Benefits Tax
2. Goods & Services Tax
3. Income Tax
Let me run through how it all works, so you can decide the best kind of Christmas expenses for your tax situation.
Are you looking to buy or sell a business? Most of the time, people start their businesses from scratch. But in some cases, it’s beneficial to buy an existing business. There are 2 main ways of buying a business:
1. Purchasing the assets, goodwill, plant & equipment of a business
2. Purchasing the shares of an existing business
In this video, I go through situations where both methods would benefit either the buyer, seller or both.
Is your accountant taking too long to respond or not responding at all? You need an accountant that will treat your business as their own, and has your best interest at heart.
There are many reasons why your business could receive a fine from ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) . But there are also just as many ways to prevent being fined in the first place.
Let me explain the types of fines you could receive, and how to make sure your business continues to meet all ASIC obligations
In this video, I go into detail about things to consider when deciding on what business structure is most suitable for your situation in choosing between a Pty Ltd Company or a Discretionary Trust
Taxable Payments Annual Reports (TPARs) are a specific report that must be lodged by businesses to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) detailing payments your business has made to contractors in specific industries.
This video explains what this obligation means for businesses and contractors, as well as the methods that businesses can use to make this lodgement by 28 August every year.
There are tax scams all year round, but especially during Tax Season. Scams are getting harder and harder to spot. So let me show you all the things you need to look out for, so you don’t get caught up in any tax scams.
You may have been charged failure to lodge on time (FTL) penalties and interest by the Tax Office for not keeping up to date with your lodgements and payments. But don’t worry, because you can actually call the Tax Office and ask for them to remit these penalities.
Working out your tax when it comes to investment properties can be really complex. There are 2 main transactions that commonly occur:
1. Renting your property and making a profit or loss
2. Selling your property and making a profit or loss
In this video, I break down the tax implications of both transactions and how that affects your individual tax return when tax time comes around.