The strength of the small business market in Western Australia appears to be aligned somewhat with the real estate market over the past five years, a trend which is reflected across the country to a certain extent. Nationally, strengthening business conditions should facilitate reasonable selling conditions, while the effects of the Banking Royal Commission hasread more
Introduction Getting a business up and running for the first time is one of the most exciting financial ventures one can make, and may give you the financial control and freedom you’ve always wanted. However, it isn’t something that should be taken on lightly. There are a myriad of considerations that must be made whenread more
As we’ve covered a few times over the past year, Single Touch Payroll (STP) is well and truly upon us. For employers with 20 or more employees as at 1 April 2018, STP must be implemented; while employers with 19 or fewer employees at 1 April 2018 can opt in at any time between nowread more
The McKinley Plowman Payment Gateway is now open! At McKinley Plowman, we’re always looking for ways to make your life a little easier. With this in mind, we’re excited to introduce our new Payment Gateway, which allows you to make credit card payments to us 24/7, over a 100% secure network that complies with theread more
When you run a business that deals with the personal information of clients or customers, you are expected to maintain the security of that data to ensure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Similarly, your clients understandably expect that their sensitive information will be well protected and only accessed by those who are supposedread more
Amongst all the communication a business has with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), it is perhaps understandable that some things can be overlooked. While every effort should be made to take on board all information from the ATO, a Director Penalty Notice (DPN) is one of the most important things not to miss. This willread more
When it comes to industries or areas of particular interest, The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is relatively transparent about changes or increases in audit activity. Similarly, the media tends to have its finger on the button to report any news of this sort to the public. There are a few key areas which can expectread more
The ATO receives around 20,000 reports each year from people who believe their employer has either not paid or underpaid compulsory superannuation guarantee (SG). In 2015-16 the ATO investigated 21,000 cases raising $670 million in SG and penalties. The ATO’s own risk assessments suggest that between 11% and 20% of employers could be non-compliant withread more
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