7 Tax Questions when Starting a Business

Posted by Tanya Moran on 14-Sep-2018 16:24:08


Starting a business is an exciting time in your life. There are so many decisions to make and important things to learn, and tax is often the last thing that we want to think about. However, you can get into hot water pretty quickly if you ignore your tax obligations. So here are 7 common tax questions that you need to know if you are starting a business:

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Topics: Azure Group News, Tax professionals, Small Business Accounting, startup accountant, Starting business in Australia, tax obligations, taxation, technology

Small Businesses often get turned down for Loans by Banks. How to avoid this rejection!

Posted by Azure Group on 12-Jul-2018 08:33:59

 

The most common facility that SME’s turn to for finance is banks. Unfortunately many small businesses get turned down by the banks for loans. There are a number of reasons for this, here are the main ones and how to avoid them.

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Topics: Azure Group News, Business Growth & Cashflow, cashflow, Banking, Business banking, Small business loans, Business banking manager, Business loans, banking solutions, Bank

Reduction of corporate tax rate, do you now qualify as a small business?

Posted by Tanya Moran on 11-Mar-2018 08:37:00

While there have been changes to the corporate tax rate, these are not applied across the board. You need to assess your own company’s circumstances to determine your eligibility for reduced corporate tax.       

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Topics: Azure Group News, ATO, corporate tax, tax reduction, Budget 2018, Company tax return, Business accountants, Large businesses

Common GST Slip Ups

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 10-Mar-2018 11:53:00

With tax time just around the corner it is a good timing to review your GST status. There are some common GST slip ups that you need to be aware of.

1. Make sure you are actually in business!

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Topics: Azure Group News, ATO, Tax, management, income, Business accountants, GST, bookkeeping, BAS

Is your business profitable?

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 27-Feb-2018 09:31:45

Running a small business can often feel like a mouse on a wheel. Lots of activity, lots of money in and then lots of money out. So, how do you know if your business is actually profitable?

Here we take a look at how to give your business a bit of a financial health check and determine just how profitable your business is. There are several indicators which you need to review.

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Topics: Azure Group News, Budget, strategy, management, profit, income, small business, Profitable business, Business growth

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;

The latest news from  i2an, our global partners in business

Posted by Natalie Jones on 22-Jan-2016 08:34:23


The latest news from our i2an partners

Azure Group is a proud member of international alliance i2an, that serves as a coordinating entity for a network of independent firms across the globe.  

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Topics: Azure Group News

Congratulating Azure Group clients who made the BRW Fast 100 for 2013

Posted by Michael Derin on 29-Oct-2013 15:48:00

The BRW Fast 100 list has established a reputation as being the premier guide to the fastest growing small and medium businesses in Australia. The annual list ranks Australia’s 100 fastest growing small and medium enterprises as measured by their annual revenue growth over a three year period.

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Topics: Azure Group News

Message from our managing partner, Michael Derin – Budget review

Posted by Michael Derin on 15-May-2013 13:31:00

No doubt the lead up to last night’s Budget Announcement has left a lot of Australians confused and concerned about the nation's future on a social, economical and political level. Perhaps the announcement didn't help reduce these concerns.

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Topics: Azure Group News, Budget, Legislation

End of year wrap-up

Posted by Azure Group on 20-Dec-2012 15:40:00

2012 has been heralded as the year of recovery and Australia has been no different.  There has been an air of significant improvement and stabilisation across the country and the overall perception is that business conditions remain solid, driven by a rise in sales and profits throughout the year.

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Topics: Azure Group News

Accountants enter a new era

Posted by Michael Derin on 05-Apr-2012 15:46:00

The accounting profession has never really been considered adaptive or quick to change. However, cloud computing is bringing about a transformation in the industry not seen since the introduction of double-entry accounting in the 15th century.

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Topics: Azure Group News

Azure Group makes the 2010 BRW Fast 100

Posted by Azure Group on 01-Nov-2010 15:42:00

It was announced last week that Azure Group made the BRW list of the top 100 fastest growing businesses in Australia.

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Topics: Azure Group News