Knowledge Archive

So you want to be an analyst?

ACCA’s recent report on the future of professional accountants identified that ‘expert use of analytics will enable better and close to real time reporting, more predictive analysis and greater...

No Deduction for Non-Compliant Payments

From 1 July 2019, businesses can only claim deductions for payments made to workers if they have complied with applicable PAYG withholding and reporting obligations. This article discusses the...

Hybrid IT – A Game Changer for Medium and Large Business Clients

For the past decade, cloud IT was suggested by many as the solution to everything. But most medium and large businesses have not been keen to commit totally to...

20 Best Business Books for Accountants and Bookkeepers

We talk a lot about closing the books. What about opening them? We asked Receipt Bank partners to share the books that have shaped their approach to business. What...

Claim trends that every accountant will want to know

With the transition into a new financial year these are some claim trends that the Accountancy Insurance Claims team have identified over the last 12 months which may be...

Tax Yak – Episode 24: Managing tax risk

Today’s business environment is complex and managing your tax risk is a core part of responsibly managing your business. Managing task risk involves far more than dealing with ATO...

ATO Policing Audit Independence

Independence breaches redefined

ATO targets firms who provide both SMSF advice & audits

Independence is a key issue in the ATO Compliance Program and SMSF advisers who also conduct audits face...

Tax and termination payments paid to employees – the intricacies and complexities

Do you handle termination payments for your organisation?

Join Webb Martin Consulting, along with affiliates TaxEd on 19 June for a highly-requested webinar that will cover...

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EOFY reporting under STP – why it is easier

This end of financial year is the first under Single Touch Payroll (STP) for many of your clients. The most significant and time-saving benefit of reporting information via STP...

What happens when a SMSF member dies?

Dealing with the death of a SMSF member is inevitable and often a complicated process. It’s crucial that the situation is dealt with in a practical and professional manner....

Crowd Sourced Funding: Knowledge is the Key

The former Chairman of Greencross Limited and Accountancy Industry Consultant, Andrew Geddes, believes Australia’s accountants and business advisors are not doing enough to stay abreast of new financial developments...

Tax Planning Talks? Three ways to make your discussions more meaningful

A picture paints a thousand words – so the saying goes.

In fact 65% of us prefer visuals when it comes to learning and understanding a topic. That’s why with...

Will Accountants Cross the Digital Bridge in 2019?

According to a report by the independent research firm Forrester, 2019 will be the year that aspirations for digital transformation translate into “pragmatic” actions – here are...

State of Social Annual report 2019 – 10 Top Line Facts for the Accountant

Based on the responses of over 1800 businesses in the new State of Social Report 2019, paid for social media advertising is shown to be gaining traction...

Observations from the Accounting Business Expo

The Accounting Business Expo was held in Sydney on 20 and 21 March. It is self described as “the big free expo and conference for business and money”. I...

Accountants – 8 steps to be ready for 15 May 2019

For Australian accountants 15 May is a significant date. As Tax Agents you are subject to the ATO’s lodgment program framework which at its core requires you to lodge...

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