I don’t have time to attend an appointment, can I email my tax information through?
Yes. If you are an existing client you can email your documents through to our office. The return can be prepared, any queries can be clarified, then the return is finalised and either posted out to you for signing or can be forwarded electronically for your lodgement authorisation using our secure electronic signing software.
FAQs about individual tax
Do I need to lodge a tax return?
This isn’t a straight forward question. We recommend that you use the ATO calculator to determine your lodgement requirements based upon your own personal circumstances. If you are still uncertain, please contact our office. https://www.ato.gov.au/Calculators-and-tools/Host/?anchor=STC&anchor=STC#STC/questions
FAQs about business tax
I am thinking of starting/buying a business. Should I wait until after I have started before seeing an accountant?
No. When starting or purchasing a business, it is advisable to meet with your accountant BEFORE getting started. This will ensure that you are aware of any possible issues or requirements from the start and they can be addressed immediately. In addition, we recommend a follow up appointment after a few months to confirm you are on the right track with your bookkeeping and compliance requirements.
When is my quarterly Business Activity Statement due for lodgement and payment?
If you are preparing and lodging your BAS yourself, your BAS is due 28 days after the end of the quarter (ie 28 April, 28 July, 28 October), with the exception of the December quarter BAS which receives a further 4 week extension and isn’t due until 28th February.
Additional time to lodge and pay is available if lodging your quarterly BAS via our office (with the exception of the December quarter, which is already allowed an extension of time). Final lodgement deadlines for quarterly BAS lodged via our office: 28 February, 25 May, 25 August, 25 November