5 Steps to Early Retirement


For some people, early retirement is a choice. For others, it’s a necessity. Regardless of which group you fall into, there are some steps you can take to help make early retirement a reality and live the life you dream about. 1. Know your goals Before you know exactly how much money you need to save, you need to know your goals for retirement. Do you want to live in…  Read more

5 Xero Mistakes Business Owners Make and How To Avoid Them

Petra King

If you’ve just started working with Xero, it is normal to make a few mistakes while you’re learning. We see mistakes that are quite common – and unfortunately costly – so you should be aware of them if you want to get the most out of Xero’s powerful cloud accounting system. 1. Not connecting all the bank and credit card accounts dedicated for your business Make sure that you keep…  Read more

Recent developments in payroll tax and medical practices


Are you a general medical or allied health practice? If so, you are probably worried about the recent developments in payroll tax cases. What was the case that started it all? In Victorian case The Optical Superstore Pty Ltd & Ors v Commissioner of State [2018] VCAT 169, the Applicant (Optical Superstore) was the owner and operator of an optical clinic. The Victorian State Revenue Office raised amended assessments for…  Read more

ATO Reforms to stop companies avoiding employee entitlements


The Government will introduce new laws to stop corporate misuse of the Australian Government’s Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) scheme. The FEG scheme is an avenue of last resort that assists employees when their employer’s business fails and the employer has not made adequate provision for employee entitlements, but it is clear that some company directors are misusing the FEG scheme to meet liabilities that can and should be paid directly…  Read more