Designed to improve transparency, comparability and disclosure of leasing activities there is a new leasing standard coming. It takes effect on January 1, 2019 and you need to be ready. In this article we look at what are the changes, who it affects and what you need to do in order to be ready by 1 January 2019. #sydneyaccountants
Starting a new business can be overwhelming, there is so much to do and not all of it is within your skill set or interests. We find many new business owners struggle with getting a system in place for their accounting and this can cause big headaches down the track. So we have put together a list of areas that you need to put in place early to ensure that your finances run smoothly. #startup #startupadvisor
Running and growing a business presents the owners and managers with numerous challenges on a daily basis. Some of these challenges are completely out of the hands of the business, unforeseen and uncontrollable. So when there are challenges that can be minimised and even turned around to be a business asset these are the areas that must be identified and capitalised on. This can make life easier, stresses less and remove road blocks from growing and expanding your business. #bankingnews
‘Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket’, a saying that has been passed down for many generations. It can be applied across a number of situations, but none more so than asset allocation. Often when it comes to investing there is an area that we might be more confident in. You might have more experience or knowledge in that area, or have had success in the past. You could fall into the trap of investing all of your money in this area because it makes sense to focus on what you know and where you are getting a good return. But all investments can be volatile at times and in order to provide protection and insurance to your wealth you must diversify your portfolio.
Business loans are unlike other private loans such as a mortgage or personal loan. They include a covenant which are terms set out by the lender. They are benchmarks or certain actions that the business must take on a regular basis to demonstrate that the business is profitable and give the bank confidence in their ability to continue to make repayments. #news
Dashboard reporting is a must have tool for managers and business owners. It collects all of the key performance indicators and the company’s important metrics in one easy to view and consume report - usually on one page.
Once upon a time the only finance options were banks. Today, that isn’t the case, and there are a number of new financial technologies that are gaining traction in Australia. So are these new options better than traditional banking? In this article we explore the different options and help you unpack what the best choice is for you and your needs.
Despite it having been in place for more than 15 years, Division 7A continues to be a high risk area and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) regularly monitors. Division 7A is part of the Tax Act and it provides provisions to prevent private company owners from avoiding dividend taxation through accessing company profits in other ways other than dividends.
When a lender approves your business loan it will usually be on the condition that certain covenants are agreed to. These are terms set out by the lender that are usually in the form of benchmarks that the business needs to achieve to show that they are profitable and to ensure that you can continue to make the repayments.
Starting a business can be costly. Most of the time there are significant set up costs before you have even started generating an income. So how can you claim costs when you don’t have an income to offset it?
As a general rule capital costs such as the purchase of a business is not claimable, however, the costs associated with maintaining and running a business are tax deductible.