Going Paperless… Is it Really a Thing?

With so much chatter about the Paperless Office, is it really possible? Why would you want to go paperless? After all, we’ve got so used to working with paper, we don’t mind it at all. Some of the more OCD of us actually love filing. Even if we decide to go paperless, what if the […]

Moving from Desktop Accounting to the Cloud

Are your business accounts processed on a desktop computer or are they ‘in the cloud’? Now that the ATO have legislated all Australian employers must lodge their payroll via Single Touch Payroll (STP), businesses using desktop accounting are feeling the pressure to move to the cloud. So, what is involved and how is this best […]

The Heightened Threat of Cyber Attack – Security

Cyber Security

As more of us move to the cloud and become increasingly dependent on technology for our everyday lives, the threat of cyber attack has brought us to an entirely new era of security. Cloud technology has greatly increased our efficiency and productivity. We have the internet at our fingertips, apps on our phones, we can […]

Is Your Business Cyber Safe?

Cyber Security

Cyber Security is a growing problem for small business. It costs the Australian economy more than $1bn annually. Data from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudman suggests that: Small Business is the target of 43% of all cyber crimes 60% of small business who experience a significant cyber breach go out of business […]

Christmas Party and Client Gifts through my BAS?

Christmas Party

Every year, there is much confusion over what a business can claim as a taxable supply around the annual Christmas Party and gift giving. The rules are pretty complicated but here is a summary: Christmas Parties This exerpt is from www.ato.gov.au ‘The cost of providing a Christmas party is income tax deductible only to the […]