Entries by JigsawReview

Office re-opening Goulburn and Norwest

With restrictions easing in New South Wales yesterday – Monday the 11th October 2021 – we wanted to give an update on our office movements. Under the direction of the health guidelines, we will be operating a skeleton crew of staff within the physical offices, while the rest of the team will continue with our working from home arrangements. Our offices will remain locked at these times, with drop off options available.  We are continuing to encourage all our clients to utilise our many online platforms […]

The ATO App Test Drive

Ok ladies and gentlemen, we all love something that is free and helps us in our daily lives. Although the ATO is often seen as the enemy for business owners, they do try to help us out by providing tools to use in our businesses. The free ATO app is one such tool that I […]

NSW Commercial Rent Relief

  While we hear a lot of talk about the NSW COVID-19 Grants, JobSaver and the federally administered COVID-19 Disaster Payment as the suite of assistance available to small business, the subject of rent relief has not gained the same headlines and media attention.  There is a great deal of confusion about how the rent […]

The Jobsaver Rollercoaster

Nothing like a change in the eligibility for stimulus money being sent out on a Friday afternoon to ruin your weekend.  We were notified of the need to retest JobSaver eligibility for the fortnight 30 August – 11 September on Friday the 10 September.  The phone calls started, the details were sketchy, yet if you […]

What is your customer service point of difference?

Some businesses are not necessarily great when it comes to marketing.  For example, much like accountants, tradies are good at what they do and believe that their strengths are in their technical skills – and marketing is left to those people who work in sales.  The thought of marketing and sales brings up images of […]

Struggling in business? You are not alone.

Working with small business owners, and being a small business owner myself, there is a common theme that we tend to sweep under the carpet – but it is something that we should all talk about. We should be talking about it with each other a lot, because we may be able to help each […]

Car Allowances

  With the Fringe Benefits Tax year ending on 31 March, it is a good opportunity to look at the difference between providing a fully paid car for your employees (subject to fringe benefits tax), or instead providing them with a car allowance.  This article will help to explain the difference and hopefully assist with […]

Portable long service leave

  Long Service Leave is an entitlement that is payable to most employees under State legislation.  The rules around entitlement do vary from State to State, but in general the entitlement is available to long term employees who have typically worked for more than 5-10 years for the one employer. For some industries that type […]

Why you MUST MUST MUST pay your super on time

  Compulsory superannuation started in Australia in 1992 and almost 30 years later it is still an obligation that not all employers take seriously.  It is often not until an employee starts to chase their employer for unpaid super that the issue is highlighted and I have seen many salary and wage earners turn a […]

More than crunching numbers

As tax time is upon us again.  The cycle of what we do is all too familiar after years of experience. While we look at 30 June as the date everything hinges on, our work really does span a full year. Lodgement dates are peppered throughout the year.  We don’t just lodge income tax returns, […]