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5 things that will make or break your business this Christmas

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5 things that will make or break your business this Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is now on and we are in the midst of the headlong rush to get everything done and capitalise on any remaining opportunities before the Christmas lull. Busy period or not, Christmas causes a period of dislocation and volatility for most businesses. This dislocation and volatility mean that it is not ‘business as usual’ and for many businesses, it is the change that causes the problem.
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What would 0% interest rates mean for you?

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What would 0% interest rates mean for you?

The Reserve Bank of Australia is widely tipped to reduce interest rates again in 2020 to historic lows. Easton Wealth economist Emmanuel Calligeris explores the impact.

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Employee vs Contractors

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Contractor or employee? Defining workers in the gig economy.

A former Foodora Australia delivery rider recently won an unfair dismissal claim despite a service agreement that classified him as an independent contractor. We explore the implications of the case because the facts of this case are relevant to all businesses engaging contractors. (more…)

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Single Touch Payroll: what you need to know

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Single Touch Payroll (STP) – the direct reporting of salary and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation contribution information to the ATO – comes into effect from 1 July 2018.
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One-off Super Guarantee Amnesty

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Employers that have fallen behind with their superannuation guarantee (SG) obligations will have 12 months to “self-correct” under a new amnesty announced late last month.
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Selling a Property

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What everyone selling a property valued at $750k or more needs to know

Every vendor selling a property needs to prove that they are a resident of Australia for tax purposes

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The ins and outs of the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR)

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Drive Tax Accountants Gold Coast & recently caught up with Tim Elliott, partner at Gold Coast law firm Bell Legal Group, to talk about the ins and outs of the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR).

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Cloud Accounting: Xero to 4 years in 60 seconds

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Last month I wrote about the emergence of SaaS (Software as a Service) in Australian businesses. It was a good lead in to this article which discusses cloud accounting solutions and the beautiful accounting software known to users as Xero.

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Have you got clouds gathering on the horizon?

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The chances are the ‘cloud’ is nothing new to you, most people don’t realise that using their internet banking or email is ‘in the cloud’. Most of us can’t remember life without either!

So what is the ‘cloud’?

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8 Strategies to Improve Your Bottom Line

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Stop! Do not read this article until you have considered this – Give yourself a score out of 10 on your ability to implement business strategies over the past 12 months. Now lets see if these 8 strategies to improve your bottom line offered by Gold Coast Accounting Firms have been implemented in your business.
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