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Tradies Guide - Employee or Contractor


Employee or Contractor - the ongoing debate that is had virtually daily in the building industry.

Let's face it - the ATO and the government don’t like individual contractors.
The reason?
They are looking after worker rights which is totally fair and reasonable. I am pretty sure every business would be engaging contractors rather that employees if they could - don’t have to pay super; don’t have to withhold and remit tax; pass on more responsibility to them (share the risk); get rid of them at any time.

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Dodgy Developers Dulled


It seems that dodgy developers and builders have ruined it for all.

And as such the way GST on construction is dealt with is changing.

Developers and builders are likely to experience tougher days ahead as cash flow starts to get tougher, with new GST laws to start on 1 July 2018 and a weakening confidence in the property sector.

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Who's Batting at No 3?


It's not always who's first on the list that matters. Look at cricket for example.

The start of spring brings warmer weather and the start of the cricket season.

Whether you like cricket or not, it's hard to ignore as Australia’s number one summer sport.  It's a bit like doing your tax; businesses either look forward to this time of year or try to ignore it for as long as possible.

The No 3 batsman is critical to success.  And as a business owner, using your accountant for the right purposes is extremely important.

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