End of Financial Year – Are you ready or not?

The key to a successful year-end is to be prepared and organised. If you’ve been using Cashflow Manager this financial year, you’ll find the process quick and simple. Follow these seven steps and have a happy new financial year. Click here to download our free EOFY Guide!

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Be prepared for Single Touch Payroll with Cashflow Manager

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is almost here and Cashflow Manager is working with the ATO to make sure that you are ready to go when it becomes mandatory for businesses with 20 or more employees on 1 July 2018. Cashflow Manager Gold and Wages Manager will be compliant at this date and will deliver an easy-to-use solution to make this change as simple as possible for you. What is Single Touch Payoll? Single Touch Payroll is a new simpler way to report [...]

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6 small business tips to get your invoices paid fast

Cash is vital for small businesses – to pay their staff, to purchase stock, meet their tax obligations and explore new opportunities.  A lot of our small business clients experience cash flow troubles due to their accounts being settled late. We all know that one of the most awkward and uncomfortable situations in business is having to chase up late payments on a bill or invoice. To avoid having to deal with unnecessary conflict, here are 6 tips to get [...]

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Are you updating your accounting software regularly? 4 reasons you should be.

As the new year begins our thoughts usually turn to new beginnings and making resolutions. It’s a way of promising ourselves to improve in year ahead. That applies as much to your business as it does to your personal life. If you are starting the year with the intention of repeating what you did the year before and the year before that, then your business is stagnating not growing. It is important that you take the time to make [...]

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Reporting Simpler BAS in Cashflow Manager Version 11

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) have simplified GST reporting for small business by reducing the amount of GST information required in Business Activity Statements (BAS). From the 1st of July 2017, small businesses will be automatically transferred to Simpler BAS. There are no changes to the reporting frequency or how other taxes are reported on your BAS. With Simpler BAS you only need to report the following GST information: G1 Total Sales 1A GST on Sales 1B GST on Purchases How does this work in [...]

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End of Financial Year is Here!

The end of financial year is here, so it’s time for small business owners to get on top of all their reporting requirements to ensure they are not selected for a tax audit.  There are things you must provide the ATO with and information you need to pass on to your accountant. So where do you begin? Here is a list of some things you need to consider in the lead up to the new financial year. Make sure you [...]

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The top 10 mistakes in DIY bookkeeping

It’s time to put your bookkeeping processes under the microscope again as we draw closer to the end of financial year. It seems that bookkeeping is either a task left in the ‘to do’ basket until it’s too late or done at the last minute, increasing the likelihood of mistakes. I know that many small to medium business owners are often juggling a variety of tasks, from managing staff and business developments, through to hands-on work. However, simple bookkeeping mistakes [...]

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4 Ways to Keep Your Accountant Happy

It’s always a good idea to maintain healthy relationships with everyone you do business with. As someone who plays an important role in your finances, your accountant is definitely no exception. Luckily there are four really simple things you can start doing now that will help keep your accountant in high spirits, your professional relationship smooth and allow your accountant to do their best work for your small business. Keep Your Books Regularly Far too many small business owners neglect to [...]

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How to report ‘backpacker’s tax’ in Wages Manager payroll software

On 1 January 2017, tax rates changed for working holidaymakers who are in Australia on a 417 or 462 visa. This is otherwise known as the ‘backpacker tax’. What does the ‘Backpacker Tax’ mean for you as an Employer? If you employ a working holidaymaker in Australia who holds a 417 or 462 Visa: • You must withhold 15% from every dollar earned up to $37,000 with foreign resident tax rates applying from $37,001 • You must register with the ATO to withhold at [...]

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SuperStream for Employers – the final countdown

With the October 28 2016 deadline for the implementation of SuperStream looming, employees with 19 staff or less must act now. By that date, all employers must comply with SuperStream when making superannuation contributions to employees’ nominated accounts. Through SuperStream, employers do not need to make individual payments to every super fund to which their employees belong: they can simply make one electronic transaction. Small business accounting and payroll software such as Cashflow Manager GOLD and our latest version Wages Manager [...]

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