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Who Loves Bookkeeping - We Do!

Did you start your business because you love maintaining financial records -  or because you are passionate about what you are talented in??

Most small business owners dream of a successful business but many are not prepared for the bookkeeping, financial and tax obligations that come with running a business.

Let EnVision Partners take these pressures away from you and let you do what you do



Is your employer withholding enough tax from your wages?

There is nothing worse than going to complete your tax return, expecting a refund, only to find out you have a bill and a large one at that!  And through no fault of your own, well…. you think.

There are actually a number of reasons why you may end up with a tax liability, and while you may think your employer is at fault (and in some instances they may be), there are a number of thing



Why should I care about super?

Did you know that as at 30 June 2018 there was $2.7 trillion in superannuation assets in Australia? So what? Well a portion of this balance is YOUR super.

So many people receive their Super Annual Statement each year, take a quick look and throw it in the 'filing' bin. Super is often misinterpreted as being an investment which can't be touched until you retire. Super is not an investment, rather a st



5 Most Common Tax Time Mistakes

As the typical rush kicks in for everyone to get their tax returns lodged and their refunds back as quickly as possible, the ATO has profiled the five most common mistakes that are most likely to cause tax time troubles. 

The ATO has identified that taxpayer’s are regularly:

  1. Leaving out some of their income;
  2. Claiming deductions for personal expenses;
  3. Forgetting to keep receipts or reco


A Personal Touch Never Goes Out Of Style

It's 2018, the world we live in has certainly changed from the likes of 20 years ago - especially the way we do business. With the evolution of technology and automation, customers like yourselves have adopted a new way in how you approach sourcing information.  Platforms like Google and mobile technology, allows you to have an encyclopaedia at the touch of your finger tips.

What does this mea



Non-compliant businesses that withhold PAYG to be denied tax deductions

Single Touch Payroll (STP) commences on 1 July 2019 for all employers. Even if you employ just one employee (including yourself) you are obligated to move across to this new government reporting system.

You may have heard of STP, however, you may not be aware of the impact that non-compliance may have on your ability to claim a deduction for wages.

Originally announced as part of the federal budge



Clothing Deductions Hung Out To Dry

The Australian Taxation Office is closely examining work-related clothing and laundry expense claims of taxpayers submitting their 2017-18 tax returns.

The ATO says that clothing claims are up nearly 20% over the last five years with people either making mistakes or deliberately over-claiming. Common mistakes include people claiming ineligible clothing, claiming for something without having spent



ATO Scam Alert

With the increasing number of scams each day, you need to become more vigilant about the emails, text messages &/or phone calls you may receive from external parties.  These scams are being used to try to steal your personal data and/or money.

Just last week I personally received a phone call, allegedly from the “ATO”, claiming that there was a warrant out for my arrest due to u



Don't Forget the Golden Rules of Tax Deductions

30 June has rolled by again, which means its time to get your 2017-18 tax returns completed.  As you may be aware, the ATO are really cracking down on work related deductions. This crackdown isn’t something that will go away; the ATO will be holding firm on their hit lists and running a fine tooth comb through your deductions.  This will not only apply to 2017-18, but for all futur



Time to get Tax Ready

The end of financial year is fast approaching.  Now is a great time to prioritise preparing your 2017-18 tax return information.  Getting ready now, ensures you have time to focus on the new financial year.

If you are a salary and wage earner, here are some tips to prepare:

  • Start organising your tax records.  Make sure you have details of all your income and expenses.  Recent


Scams Awareness

Australians were estimated to have been scammed out of $340 million last year, an amount that is growing significantly every year as scammers get better at what they do and utilise more sophisticated technology to assist them with the process.

Scams Awareness Week has just passed and this is a timely reminder on how to protect yourself.  This is a particularly useful page containing informati



The bugger went and died on me and.... I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!

Try to imagine a sudden tragedy in your family.

Imagine you are a husband who has relied on your wife’s financial management skills your entire working life.  She has taken care of planning and managing the family since you first married and you have come to rely heavily on her. Perhaps she has been diagnosed with a terminal illness or had a major car accident and you now need to step i



The ATO is Watching You

Now more than ever, it is crucial for individual taxpayers to ensure they are completing their tax returns correctly.

Armed with an additional $130m of funding from the Federal budget, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), from 1 July 2018 will be increasing their compliance activities targeting individual taxpayers.

The ATO are making it very clear that they will be closely examining claims for w



QRIDA Succession Planning

QRIDA Announcement Assists Primary Producers to Save Thousands

Farm Management Grants are now available to assist eligible Queensland primary producers or their relatives with succession planning advice. 

As succession/transition planning experts, EnVision Partners is a regular witness to the negative impacts that commencing a succession planning review and strategy has when implemented too la



Tax Planning Time

Tax planning time is upon us once again.  If you haven't done tax planning in previous years and would like to know more about it, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

 BackPacker Tax

After a lot of political horse trading, the “Temporary Working Holidaymakers” Tax (the “Backpacker Tax”) has finally been implemented, taking effect from 1st January 2017. 



Tax Hot Spots

Coming into the new Financial year, there are a number of changes that businesses should be aware of:

Small Business Restructure Rollover
From 1st July 2016, the Federal government has passed the Small Business Restructure Rollover.  This rollover allows a small business to change structures and defer all gains or losses on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) assets, trading stock, revenue assets and de read more...


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