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1 Jul

Parental Leave and Minimum Wage Changes

Minimum wage increases by 1.75% plus changes to Paid Parental Leave for the self employed.


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1 Jul

Funding For The Arts: What's Available and How Can You Get It?

Will the Prime Minister’s targeted $250 million package of funding to support cultural and creative projects and initiatives save the industry?


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1 Jul

ATO on COVID-19 Fraud Warpath

Two major Australian Taxation Office (ATO) initiatives are searching out fraud and schemes designed to take advantage of the Government’s Coronavirus Economic Response Package.


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24 Jun

Brandon Wins Rising Star of The Year award

Up against over 580 nominations and 275 certified finalists, Brandon Tilley, accountant at Mornington accounting and business advisory firm, SMART Business Solutions, won the coveted Rising Star Of The Year Award as one of only 35 award winners.


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15 Jun

Minimise Your Business Tax: The Guide

Here’s a guide to the strategies you can use to minimise your business tax.


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14 Jun

Minimise Your Personal Tax: The Guide

Now's the time to review what strategies you can use to minimise your tax before 30 June 2020.


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11 Jun

Have casual workers been granted annual leave?

News headlines recently stated that casual workers have won the right to paid leave following a decision in the Federal Court. As usual, the devil is in the detail.


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11 Jun

Important changes on 1st July 2020

Important need-to-know changes for Australian business owners as at 1st July 2020. 


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10 Jun

Managing your JobKeeper compliance

The ATO is looking carefully at businesses that appear to have made adjustments to their circumstances to meet the JobKeeper eligibility requirements where, if those adjustments had not been made, the entity would have been ineligible or had lower JobKeeper payments.


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9 Jun

EOFY Tax tips & reminders

This has probably been the most difficult year ever for business owners due to the impact of COVID-19. As a business owner, there are many obligations that you need to consider and action just before and after 30 June.


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18 May

HR & Employment during COVID-19

As COVID-19 struck, Australian businesses had to rapidly evolve and implement new ways of working with very little warning or preparation. Whilst many companies have successfully adjusted to their 'new normal', it's also time to consider what the future holds for employers.


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9 May

What Home Office Expenses Are Allowed?

If you perform some of your work from your home office, you may be able to claim a deduction for the costs you incur in running your home office, even if the room is not set aside solely for work-related purposes.


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6 May

Moratorium On Evictions and Rent Relief

Moratorium on evictions and rent relief

  • Code of conduct for commercial tenancies.
  • Residential landlords and tenants.
  • Bank support for landlords who do not evict commercial tenants.
  • SMSFs with commercial property that provide rent relief to a related party.
  • Tax deductions for rental property owners.






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21 Apr

How to record JobKeeper in Xero

Brandon has recorded a video on how to process JobKeeper in Xero. Just  minutes after he finished, Xero updated further to include a basic last month turnover calculator too! 


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13 Apr

JobKeeper Payment: What you need to Know

UPDATED 13th April - Businesses significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. THIS INCLUDES SELF-EMPLOYED!!


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9 Apr

It's nearly BAS time. Tips & Common Errors

BAS time seems to come around quicker and quicker! Here are some tips to try and make it a little easier! We have also included a summary of common errors we see, take a look to ensure you don’t do these.


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31 Mar

Small Business Grants - Updated 1 May

Funding of $10,000 per business is available and will be allocated through a grant process.


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29 Mar

Top 25 Mental Health Tips During Isolation

Taking care of your mental health during this isolation period becomes really essential. Shared by Simon Fraser University Health & Counselling Services: 25 tips to help you and your loved ones navigate this time.


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