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Take a look at the latest articles from WestBAS

Take a look at the latest articles from WestBAS.

The Top 5 ways to make the most of your accounting software!

Technology is certainly a wonderful tool to relieve the day-to-day stress of any business, and accounting software is a ‘must have’ these days.

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End of Financial Year

HAPPY NEW FINANCIAL YEAR! Yes it’s that time again ….. those four little letters that strike fear into almost every business owner – EOFY. But it really doesn’t have to be that way. If you’ve been a client with us for a while we’re probably your best friend right now (smile) and it’s likely you have the right procedures to breeze through this period of the year (just keep breathing – we’ve got your back). June does seem to be the month when everyone starts to panic, but when you look at things logically, you can put strategies in place to help you through July, which is the month with all the deadlines! It’s likely you’re on top of most of these dates and changes anyway, but please go ahead and use this blog as your check-list, knowing that all i’s are dotted and t’s crossed.

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The Crucial Role of a Professional Bookkeeper for NDIS Service Providers

Running a successful National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider business involves more than just providing essential services to those in need. With a huge amount of administration required, not just for your clients but, importantly, for effective financial management, compliance with NDIS regulations and maintaining transparent financial records, it can sometimes be overwhelming to keep on top of everything.

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The top 7 ways WestBAS can help you get the most from your business

When you’re running your own business, it can be easy to fall into the trap of doing everything yourself, especially in the early years.

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Employing new staff? 5 benefits to updating your policies and procedures and how WestBAS can help….

Working with a number of business owners in a variety of industries, it’s common for me to see small businesses using policies and procedures they wrote in 2015!

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Professional Bookkeeper for Your Not-For-Profit Organisation

There are a reported 257,000 Not-For-Profit Organisations (NFPs) operating in Australia, 55,000 of which are registered charities, with the sector growing annually by 2%*. With a primary focus on serving their missions, causes and charities, it’s essential for these organisations to have transparent financial and business management, even more so than other commercial enterprises. Additionally, they are required to provide an annual audit, by professional auditors, and comply with regulations issued by the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC).

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Navigating Payroll Obligations in Australia: A Comprehensive Guide

With the silly season over, and everyone (slowly) getting back to work after long, lazy summer days, it’s a good time to take an overview of how your business is performing and to ensure you are fully compliant when it comes to employees and payroll. ‘Now’ could be the perfect time to revisit your award and ensure nothing has changed in your obligations towards your staff.

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‘Is the Gift I Give My Employees Tax Deductible?’ – 5 Handy Bookkeeping Tips to Help You Record Your Christmas Expenses

Christmas and school holiday season - for some business owners it’s a great time to relax and rejuvenate, but for many, it can be a very stressful time. Depending on your industry, there’s the added administration of ensuring your staff take the holiday time they want, while still covering all necessary shifts and completing the workload, with far less hours due to all the public holidays.

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STOP PAYING GST ON YOUR OVERSEAS SUBSCRIPTIONS!

With technology moving forward so quickly, it’s my experience that many businesses are now paying a significant amount in expenses to monthly subscriptions and digital products. Many of these digital software providers are based overseas and therefore do not supply you with a ‘tax invoice’ including an ABN. However, overseas subscription providers have a complex relationship with the ATO. Since 2017, international corporations, such as Google, Adobe and Netflix, as well as smaller software and digital product suppliers, have been required to collect and pay 10% (GST) to the Australian Tax Office for their sales to ‘end consumers’ in Australia.

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