How an Accountant Can Help Your Start-Up Business Thrive

Starting a business can feel intimidating, but with the right help, it can be a rewarding experience. An accountant can provide valuable insight and advice to make sure that your start-up business is successful. Read on to discover four ways an accountant can help your start-up business. 1. Financial Planning and Analysis One of the best ways an accountant can help your start-up business is by providing financial planning and analysis. Read More 

Pros of Enlisting Commercial Debt Collection Services

If you are a business owner, you know that to keep your company afloat you need to ensure that you have a steady flow of income. However, some business owners have to contend with unreliable customers who do not pay for services or goods on time. Moreover, you may not have the time or the energy to follow up on these customers without it affecting the productivity of your business. Thus, you may find yourself going at a loss despite your best attempt to keep your operational costs low. Read More 

Should You Be Worried about a Tax Audit?

The Australian Tax Office is always complaining about the shortfall in the amount of taxes collected, compared to their overall target. From time to time they signify an intention to launch tax audits in a bid to recover underpaid or unpaid taxes. Is this something you should be worried about? Overseas Activities Certain "high risk" businesses or activities do have an elevated chance of being audited as the ATO starts to flex its muscles. Read More 

What Proprietors Need to Know About Current and Capital Expenses Before Depreciating Their Properties

Owners of rental real estate can take advantage of several tax benefits when they are filing their annual returns. However, those property owners need to know how the tax regulations in their jurisdiction regard current expenses and capital expenses. This article gives a general overview of those two expense types. Use this information to make the right decision about which expenses should be included on the investment property depreciation-schedule. Current Expenses Read More 

Four Questions to Help You Decide If Your Business Needs Cyber Liability Insurance

If you own a business, you may need to buy business insurance, coverage for your fleet of automobiles as well as other types of policies. Wondering if you need coverage for cyber liability? The answer depends on the type of business you have and the type of data you collect. Here's what to consider: 1. Do you collect and store data? Do you have a spreadsheet of names and addresses for direct mail blasts? Read More