2017 Budget Roundup: Edition Four

Posted by Michael Derin on 28-Apr-2017 12:00:40


With another budget deficit looming there is a an increased pressure on the government to finally crack down on multinational companies. While the 2016 budget addressed the issues of tax avoidance by multinationals and implemented some policies to tighten regulations, is more still needed?

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Topics: Budget, Tech Business, innovation

Are your super payments up to date?

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 27-Apr-2017 15:06:50


You might be pretty good at paying your employees their wages and PAYG tax payments are now automated when you do your BAS lodgements. However, what about super? This can often be a forgotten liability that a business faces. But did you know that like your BAS, super needs to be reported on and paid quarterly. Plus there are penalties that apply if you don’t.

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Topics: ATO, Superannuation, employee;

How to avoid stress at Tax Time!

Posted by Tanya Moran on 24-Apr-2017 10:00:00


Does the mention of June 30 instantly make you feel stressed? Do you dread the end of the tax year because you know that it will cause you a mountain of work? With the right tax planning, it doesn’t have to be that way! 

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Topics: SME, Tech Business, Startups, Tax, management

2017 Budget Roundup: Edition Three

Posted by Michael Derin on 21-Apr-2017 14:50:43


Business and budget news has been overshadowed this week by the Government’s controversial announcement that they will be cracking down on immigration laws in Australia. But it was the announcement of the removal of 457 visas that has sent the business world into a spin. 

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Topics: Budget, SME, Tech Business, innovation

To outsource or not to outsource! When is the right time to go external with your finance function?

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 20-Apr-2017 10:52:54

Unless you work in finance you probably hate it! Dealing with financials is an important part of every business whether it is an ASX listed company or a startup. Not everyone has a passion for numbers and ensuring that your books are in order, bills paid and invoices received is critical to a business. As such many businesses choose to outsource this element to skilled professionals. So how do you determine when it is the right time to outsource?

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Topics: Business Growth & Cashflow, Tech Business, international business, outsource

2017 Budget Roundup: Edition Two

Posted by Michael Derin on 13-Apr-2017 15:22:08


With only four weeks till the budget will be announced, speculation is growing over what it will include, and just how big that deficit will be.

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Topics: Budget, SME, Tech Business, Superannuation, innovation, international business

Building Capable Finance Teams

Posted by Michael Derin on 13-Apr-2017 13:08:35


As your business grows so too will your finance team. In fact the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that there has been an increase in financial services roles across the last quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, with a steady hiring pace expected throughout the rest of the year.

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Topics: Azure Group News, CFO, employee;

2017 Budget Roundup: Edition One

Posted by Michael Derin on 07-Apr-2017 12:36:58

There is a strong focus on small business and what the impacts and benefits will be for those in small business, including the definition of what a small business is! 

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Topics: Budget, SME, Tech Business, Superannuation, innovation, international business

Want to know how to raise funds for your tech startup?

Posted by Azure Group on 07-Apr-2017 09:37:31


You have a new and exciting tech start up idea, all you need now is the funding to make your idea a reality. 

Funding a business can be an exciting time, but it can also be a challenge. There is no perfect solution, each option has benefits and pitfalls. They also don’t have to be used in isolation, many businesses use a number of different ways to bring capital into their business.

Getting funding for a tech start up isn't as hard as it once was.  We explore some of the options available to help get your new project off the ground.

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Topics: Tech Business, Startups, capital raise

Country by Country reporting, the new ATO regime effecting global business

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 21-Mar-2017 09:51:17

Below is an overview of the new Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting requirements that have come into effect as part of the OECD’s BEPS Action Plan.

In working with our existing clients we have come to understand that this is not something widely known and head offices around the world are just starting to understand the intricacies of this new regime.

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Topics: ATO, Legislation, international business