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Business Activity Statement (BAS) returns

The basics of setting up a start-up
Whether you are a small business operator or just starting up, you often find yourself flat out running the daily business operations and focusing on the bottom line to spend any time thinking about ATO requirements.
Knowing and addressing these tax requirements can be difficult. At Nudge, our Chartered Accountants look after your small business accounting needs including GST and BAS lodgement, making it easy for you to focus on what’s important to you – running a successful business.
Put simply, the BAS return is a by-product of the GST. It is the difference between GST collected (for customers) and GST paid (to suppliers).
Your BAS is used for reporting (where applicable) on a range of tax obligations including:

  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Luxury Car Tax (LCT)
  • Fuel tax credits
  • Wine Equalisation Tax (WET)
  • Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) withholding and instalments
  • Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) instalments, and
  • Deferred company instalments

The overall aim of the BAS is to allow you to report and pay a number of tax obligations in one transaction.
All businesses who are registered for GST must lodge a BAS for each period (monthly or quarterly). As part of our featured services we lodge your BAS quarterly on the following dates:


 Due date

 1 – July, August and September

 28 October

 2 – October, November, and December

 28 February

 3 – January, February and March

 28 April

 4 – April, May and June

 28 July

The benefits of using a qualified Nudge Chartered Accountant to lodge your BAS form for you are limitless. We know all the requirements and will help you maximise your deductions, meet your commitments on time and provide constant support if you have any questions or concerns.

Australian Government (2015) Reporting activity statements
ATO (2015) Due dates for lodging and paying your BAS

Are your employees eligible for super payments?

The basics of setting up a start-up
Superannuation can be quite complicated. In essence employers must pay 9.5% of each eligible worker’s ordinary time earnings each quarter. According to the Australian Tax Office, ordinary time earnings (OTE) is usually the amount your employee earns for their ordinary hours of work. It includes things like commissions, shift loadings and allowances, but doesn’t include overtime payments. Continue reading “Are your employees eligible for super payments?”

The Future of Online Accounting

The Future of Online Accounting
The increase in the number of online accountants seems to have has coincided with the elevation of online software. As such, small business accounting is as efficient as it has ever been.


There are several reasons for the rise of online accounting services. In a world where ease of use is a necessity not a luxury, it seems the simple nature of online accounting platforms employed by accountants has genuine appeal.


For instance, online accounting firms make the hassle of paperwork a distant memory by providing a simple online uploading system. You can lodge all of your documents by scanning them in or using your smartphone. You can then leave the rest to your online accountant.


Take Nudge for example. Once you have sent your documents through, we crunch the numbers, prepare the paperwork and lodge it on your behalf. When that is done we send you an ongoing monthly statement of your business performance. As the meerkat says, it’s “simples!”


Online accounting provides time poor businesses with a contemporary and affordable financial management system. It takes the time constraints of paperwork (sometimes poor paperwork that has to be done again) away from less experienced employees or bookkeepers who should be focusing on running their departments and dealing with staff, customers or stakeholders. It allows business owners to wipe their brow and focus on growth.


A further benefit of the online accounting model is the fixed fee structure. With online accounting you know the services you will receive for the price you have paid. There are different fee structures for the level of service you require, but again we live in a world where ease of use and transparency is a major caveat as to whether goods and services are purchased or not.


The future lies in a world where there are no appointments, flat fee structures, and any time, anywhere services.


It doesn’t matter whether the service or product is tea, tapware, telecommunications or accounting, there is an inbuilt need for online services. And with today’s technologies, there is no excuse for poor online experiences.


There is no expectation that traditional accounting will disappear, but as time-poor people look for ways to reduce stress and alleviate any business burden that can be outsourced, there will be an even bigger shift towards the delivery of online accounting.

What does a bookkeeper look like in 2015?

The basics of setting up a start-up
Accounting and bookkeeping are considered to be conservative, unchanging professions. However, the financial services industry, like any other industry, has undergone a rapid transformation in the last few years and the role of a bookkeeper is vastly different to what it was 20 years ago.


From technology to legislation, knowledge must be adapted, skills upgraded and services updated. In fact, the finance industry is virtually unrecognisable from what it was when bookkeepers first created financial records using quill, ink and parchment. It has lost considerable market share as increasing numbers of small business owners and entrepreneurs balance their own ledgers with DIY software packages.


The question with regard to all these changes is; have bookkeepers become redundant?


The answer is no. There will always be a need for professional bean counters; their skills are far superior and they take the bookkeeping burden away from people who should be focusing on growing and running their business, rather than monitoring where each cent to the dollar goes.


Bookkeepers, who have been able to adapt as times have changed, are invaluable.


The following situations provide an opportunity for bookkeeping professionals to take advantage of these industry changes:


Cloud accounting and cross collaboration

The Cloud has become an exceptional option for clients who want to manage the books themselves, but still require some assistance and collaboration. There are benefits for both parties when using cloud accounting including; reduced fees, reduced workload and additional control for businesses. A reduced workload for bookkeepers means that their time is freed up to take on more clients.


Bookkeepers can also expand their roles into management accounts and provide more in-depth information to the client and accountant.


Updated skills

Like any industry, skillsets change and bookkeepers must keep up with those changes. The best bookkeepers are the ones with the most up-to-date knowledge. Again, so much has changed within the industry and if you don’t keep up you won’t survive. There are many courses bookkeepers can take – far more than there used to be – so it’s worth looking into professional development options.


The bookkeeping timeline

Just to give you an idea of how bookkeeping has changed since the back-end of the 20th century, the following timeline displays some of the major advancements:


1979: The world’s first spreadsheet software was launched – VisiCalc

1983: QuickBooks was introduced

1985: Windows 1.0 was launched.

1996: Hotmail was launched and email was introduced

1999: Data-Tech became MYOB

2001: Cloud accounting was launched with Saasu.

2008: The launch of Xero also saw the instigation of free use of practice software.


In this day and age, bookkeepers travel less, have a better work-life balance, bring on more clients and have adapted to new technologies that help them run more lucrative businesses.

SMBs’ Market Confidence

nudge blog: Friday Finance

According to the Sensis business index (SBI), small and medium businesses (SMBs) have overall pessimistic perceptions of the Australian economy. The SBI, which has been tracking the confidence of SMBs since 1995, released findings in late May supporting the claim that SMBs owners believe the economy is slowing rather than growing.

When broken up into States, NSW fairs the best in terms of confidence whilst QLD, SA and WA were showing concerning signs. Regardless, all states on the whole perceived the current economic climate in a doubtful way.

Although overall confidence was low, one point of relief is that these rates had been shown to be relatively stable since last year’s results. These findings come as a results of SBI’s survey of approximately 1,000 SMB owners. A promising finding of the SBI is that 49% of SMB owners are feeling more confident for the coming year, with a manageable 22% being concerned for the coming year.

The general confidence in the upcoming year paired with a supportive 2015 budget for SMBs is a promising sign for the Australian economy.

The main concerns for those worried about the state of the Australian economy or the imminent year of business includes:

Aside from the more obvious concerns for SMB owners, there are additional concerns that many have failed to consider that impact on their perceptions and confidence in the current economic climate. These include excessive bureaucratic requirements for SMBs in the finance and insurance sector, competition in the wholesale sector, and the looming likelihood of growth in ever-present overhead expenses.

Such concerns, however, are being offset despite a soft last financial quarter. Last quarter SMB owners claimed to have a slightly easier time sourcing finance and as a result experienced increased success in doing so.

The results gained for the specific States regarding SMB owners’ overall confidence in the coming year were shown to greatly reflect their perceptions of the State government. For example, in NSW which had the highest confidence level out of all States, the perception is that the State government is supporting the building industry, reducing bureaucratic red tape, and investing money to stimulate the economy. On the other hand, in QLD where the most significant drop in confidence occurred, SMB owners failed to see how the State government understood the situation of SMBs. They were also concerned about increasing costs enforced by the State government.

The influence of government in the confidence of SMBs cannot be ignored. At a federal level, the recent release of the 2015 budget will surely stir some alterations to the confidence of SMBs. The budget is largely positively geared towards SMBs, with the intention of this being to increase confidence and stimulate spending and growth within the domestic market.

SMBs account for over 90% of Australian businesses, meaning their current state is greatly significant on the welfare of the overall Australian economy. The following 12 months for SMBs is sure to be of interest to many Australians.

2015 Budget’s Impact on Small Businesses

nudge blog: Friday FinanceHaving experienced significant political backlash after the release of the 2014 Federal budget, the government has come out fighting this year. The release of the 2015 budget in May was designed to increase public and private sector approval whilst reeling in the current deficit and stimulating the economy to control the unemployment rate. One of the outcomes of this challenge has been the prominence of small business support.

What follows is an overview of the amendments made to the small business assistance package and recommendations about how businesses can best capitalise on the 2015 tax breaks. Continue reading “2015 Budget’s Impact on Small Businesses”

We Are E.S.T. 2012

Who WE Are

At Nudge, we do it all for your small business: bookkeeping, accounting and tax. we can also help you with tax advice, company setups, personal tax, monthly performance summaries and specialist advice for small business owners. All work is completed by Aussie Accountants so you’ll never have to worry about compliance again.

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With the uprising of technology and the plethora of competition in the majority of industries, business owners tend to seek help and assistance in managing and tailoring their business to suit the era’s needs and expectations. The process of accounting provides reports that bring key financial indicators together. Understanding financial concepts and gearing clients to financial success is what we exceed at here at Nudge Accounting.Our expertise lingers throughout the field of online accounting and engulfs all financial cases. With years of extensive experience and a dedication for our clients success, we endeavour to evolve our existing methodologies, in order to transform into Australia’s leading online financial firm.

OUR COMPANY Commitment

A successful marriage between bookkeeping and accounting will contribute to the long-term financial success of any business. Nudge Accounting takes pride with their online bookkeeping and online accounting services that encompass all aspects and sectors of finance to ensure our clients receive the utmost finest service. Commitment is an attribute we stand for as client satisfaction is always key to evolution.Our reliability is second to none, as we ensure our clients are well organised and pursuit their financial tasks with accuracy and precision. Nudge Accounting propelled their excellence and with their dynamic team of online accounting professionals transcended competition and have cemented themselves as the leading online bookkeepers in Australia.


Our software and technological client interface is meticulous and seldom do alternative online accounting companies acquire this quality of infrastructure. This is what portrays our excellence and gears Nudge Accounting towards success. We ensure client satisfaction, by going through all the details and explaining financial situations to our clients. Engaging the client is what makes us stand out!Online accounting software, combined with online accounting techniques is a much more effective procedure than filling out paperwork because half the work is already done for you! Nudge Accounting take pride in providing the utmost finest online accounting service across Australia, with a variety of small to medium businesses and accounting excellence, technology and Nudge go hand in hand, just like the glove fits the hand!


Nudge provide exceptional accounting service and support whilst remaining price competitive. All of our packages provide the same great features for your small business accounting needs, which includes:

  • Performance Management Reporting
  • Annual Tax Return Preparation and Lodgements
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Financial Monthly Statements
  • QTR BAS Preparation and Lodgements
  • Monthly KPI's to Identify Improvement Areas


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