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2018 Federal Budget Wrap

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

The 2018 Federal Budget was handed on Tuesday 8 May. Following is a brief summary of some of the headline measures BOOKKEEPER-SPECIFIC ISSUES No Tax Deductions for Non-Compliant Payments to Employees and Contractors – For those of you handling payroll, under this measure, from 1 July 2019 businesses will no longer be able to claim tax deductions for payments to their employees where they have not appropriately dealt with their PAYG withholding…

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Accountants Bookkeepers Connection (ABC)

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

In the recent episode of Bookkeeper Radio: Accountants Bookkeepers Connection (ABC), your hosts Peter Thorp and Kelvin Deer were joined by the host from Accounting Industry podcaster, ‘From the Trenches’, Paul Meissner, and Deb Roberts from ‘Pure Bookkeeping’. Together they discussed the Bookkeeper/Accountant Relationship, which historically has not always been a smooth one. Here are some tips that our panelists shared from both perspectives that can assist you in strengthening…

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Cyber Insurance – are you completely covered?

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

With the issue of Cyber Security amidst and gaining a lot of exposure, it is important that you ensure you are not exposed. Cyber fraud presents two risks, and it is important that your insurance covers both of these insurable risks. These risks include the following: First party insurance (also often referred to as Cyber Insurance). This insurance policy ensures that you, the bookkeeper, are personally covered for costs, in…

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How to Become a More Customer-Centric Business in 5 Steps

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

This story originally appeared on Fit Small Business Customer centric businesses invest the whole team focus on supporting their prospective and existing customers. This doesn’t just mean sales and customer service, but accounting, marketing and other departments as well. Customer centric sales requires a more consultative approach, and sometimes means prioritizing help and advice over tying to make a speedy sale. In this article, I provide a step-by-step guide to becoming…

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Australian Bookkeepers Network in Top 100 Businesses Creating Giving Impacts in 2017 – Buy1Give1

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

Australian Bookkeepers Network is honoured to be one of the top 100 businesses creating giving impacts in 2017 with Buy1Give1. The community of small businesses and Buy1Give1 working together have created more than 37 million giving impacts over the last year, and ABN are delighted to be a part of the great work that Buy1Give1 do. As mentioned in the previous blog post ABN wins Global Connections Award at Buy1Give1…

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Forget Bookkeeper Accountant Competition

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

This post was written by ABN Director, Peter Thorp for The Bookkeeper, featured in Accountants Daily. I read with interest an Accountants Daily 29 November article and comments over an implied turf war between bookkeepers and accountants and predictions of who will be doing what into the future. Perhaps it’s more relevant to focus on the ‘what’ rather than the ‘who’. Focus on the needs of the client and work…

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