Symes Accountants Blog

12 February 2018 by Symes Accountants
Superannuation is the most tax effective home for your retirement savings. Let's take a look at some of the myths and misconceptions that are floating around about super.
12 September 2018 by Symes Accountants
Have you considered the who, what, when, how of your business in the future? Succession planning is a family discussion you NEED to have - so why not start today.
20 November 2018 by Symes Accountants
Many employers offer salary packaging to attract and retain employees with additional benefits. If it's done well it can be good for both the employer and the employee.
10 December 2018 by Symes Accountants
Small businesses are likely to find themselves kept busy with the progressive transition to the STP system and new rules designed to beat Australia's 'black economy'.
11 December 2018 by Symes Accountants
The retail sector is experiencing a dramatic shake up with massive growth in online shopping indicating a shift in how consumers interact with products, sales and spaces.
14 January 2019 by Symes Accountants
We hear the phrase 'New Year, new you' bandied around but you're not an apartment on The Block getting ready for major renovation on January 1st. Own your goals!
16 January 2019 by Symes Accountants
Investors started 2018 full of hope, with the global economy and financial markets in good shape, but by year's end they were uncertain and a little anxious about what lay ahead.
28 January 2019 by Symes Accountants
Planning to launch a new website or refreshing an existing one? Make sure you understand the tax implications and what you can claim for.
12 February 2019 by Symes Accountants
With almost 4 million Australians making work-related car expense claims, the Australian Tax Office has the practice in it's headlights.
5 March 2019 by Symes Accountants
With small business votes likely to be a key battleground during the Federal election campaign, the Morrison Government has announced its first tax sweeteners.
12 March 2019 by Symes Accountants
Tax time comes around with alarming regularity, so why is it that we tend to wait till the 11th hour to get all our affairs in order? Let's look at some tax strategies.
25 March 2019 by Symes Accountants
It can take many years and a lot of hard work to build a successful small business. When you finally decide it's time to sell, tax is often the last thing on your mind.
9 April 2019 by Symes Accountants
If you haven't heard about the introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP) it might be a good idea to keep reading as this new system starts on 1 July 2019.
23 April 2019 by Symes Accountants
Agile businesses often seek big outcomes through visionary goal setting. But before setting stretch goals for your team, make sure you have the resources and the track-record.
8 May 2019 by Symes Accountants
As the end of financial year approaches, there's no better time to give your business a financial fitness check to see where your business is sitting.
14 May 2019 by Symes Accountants
While it may be tempting to tack a holiday onto your next business trip, make sure you know what you can and can't claim as the ATO cracks down.
22 May 2019 by Symes Accountants
Higher tax offsets for low and middle income earners and a cut in the tax rate for SMEs are just some of the benefits on offer from the re-elected Morrison Government.
4 June 2019 by Symes Accountants
The ATO has announced a crack down on rental properties, work-related deductions and cryptocurrency. Everything you need to know with the end of financial year approaching.
13 June 2019 by Symes Accountants
The end of financial year can sometimes feel like a race to the finish. Read through our tips for both businesses and individuals to help you cruise through to the finish line.