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Most start-ups businesses fail to sustain for a long time. One reason for those businesses to perish is not giving accountancy the importance that it needs. So, for the sustainability of your business, it’s a smart idea to hire an accountant. Here are a few reasons to hire an accountant- You get solid work When you hire an accountant, you

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What is a fringe benefits tax? The fringe benefits tax is a tax applied within the Australian tax system by the Australian Taxation Office. The tax is levied on most non-cash benefits that an employer provides “in respect of employment.”  The rate of FBT is 47%. FBT is separate to income tax and is calculated on the taxable value of

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Set up steps and costs A sole trader is a simple business structure to set up as there aren’t many legal or tax obligations. It’s important to understand that when you operate as a sole trade you are: The sole owner of the business personally responsible for business liabilities. Separate business bank accounts are recommended, but not compulsory for sole

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What is a business activity statement? If you are a business registered for GST you need to lodge a business activity statement (BAS). Your BAS will help you report and pay your: goods and services tax (GST) pay as you go (PAYG) instalments PAYG withholding tax When do I need to register for GST? As a business owner, it’s your

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What is a Voluntary Agreement? This is an agreement between a contractor (payee) and a payer to introduce the payee into the PAYG withholding system. The payee must not be under any salary and wages PAYG arrangements or being paid under a labour hire agreement already. A contractor can only be entered under this system if being paid under a

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