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Preparation Is the Key to a Compliant Business Return

For the average worker with a regular income and no complicated deductions it has never been easier to prepare your own tax return. The ATO (Australian Taxation Office) has free software on their website with instructions on how to use it, and information from your employer, bank and any government agencies you have dealt with is already prefilled. Preparing Business Tax Returns a Complex Process If you are running a business, however, the process is more complex and the possibility

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How Inadequate Cash Flow Can Strangle Your Business

11/11/2016 by Lavina Webb Many new businesses start out well with a great product line, some working capital and a business plan for growth. Sales are brisk, interest is high and money begins to flow. Initial future projections look set to be quickly reached, and are optimistically extended with increased sales figures. What happens next is an all-too-familiar scenario and, in fact, the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) advises that up to 60% of small businesses fail within three years

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Living Without Debt – Is It Possible in Our Modern Society?

It seems that our modern electronic age has delivered us an instant solution for almost every problem. If we need information, Google has it at our fingertips; if we are looking for love there is an app for that; we make appointments without speaking to a real person and shop for groceries without leaving home. If the financial experts and economists are to be believed, however, while we might be clever at using our smart phones and devices for everything,

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Relevant and Accurate Information Critical for Decision-making

Every business needs sound structures in place to bring order to daily operational matters. A well-run business would typically have standard operating procedures developed for a range of situations to provide information and instructions for the staff. These procedures and the overarching policies are either in a written manual or on the company intranet for easy access at a moment’s notice. Accounting Software Makes Financial Reporting a Breeze Such a business would also have financial reports readily available, not necessarily

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Virtual Cabinet Document Portal

Charter Partners are moving forward on a digital path to ensure the prompt and secure delivery of your documents. Our Virtual Cabinet allows you to receive, review, sign and return documents digitally in a secure and timely manner. You can use the portal on any device with internet and email connection e.g. smart phone, iPad, laptop and computer. Documents sent to you through the portal are signed using a “digital signature”. The digital signature is as simple as ticking a

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Is There a Safe Strategy to Building Wealth?

The ageing population keeps throwing out challenges to our society, not the least of which is how to fund a reasonable lifestyle in retirement without relying solely on the aged pension. With superannuation rules in a constant state of flux, there is a growing realisation that changes to legislation or eligibility rules can be introduced at any time, affecting plans to build wealth for retirement. Navigating these changes requires up-to-date knowledge of financial products and government legislation including the tax

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