Recently I attended the Australian Bookkeepers Network Conference and I felt inspired.
The conference commenced with the inspiring Paul Dunn: Buy1Give1
“The power of any idea is only ever in its implementation. There has never been a time to matter more”
“Know WHY you know WHAT you are doing it then has more impact”
These words were amazing and powerful to all.
This is not just for business owners. This applies to everybody. Do you know why you get up in the morning to do what you do. Paul made us record these words:
“I get up in the morning………so that………..!”
Isn’t that so powerful!!
Then the Australian Tax Office Colin Walker spoke about the future of Single Touch Payroll- imagine no Payment Summaries and no Tax File Number declarations. Every time a payrun happened the information would be sent to the ATO.
“Single touch payroll is the beginning of the new world”
Simplified BAS system by 1/7/17 businesses under 10 million only having to lodge GST on Sales, GST on Purchases and Total Sales. The impact on business will be huge. The owner’s of the business could concentrate and spend more time with their trusted advisors like us with looking at valuable reports and on how to improve their business.
The presentation on Trading Structures was given by Darren Hagarty. And so the question comes to mind: Are you trading under the best structure for your business and family?
Sole Trader- Partnership-Trust-Company are the most common structures.
Business owners need to remember that accounts are organised differently for each structure. It is not a one size fits all approach.
We were also able to see and spend time with representatives from our software providers such as Xero, MYOB and Intuit.
To top of the day we were introduced to the #ABNorangedude. You might have have come across my one in Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Thank you Australian Bookkeepers Network for a wonderful conference and lots of information to take home and share. It was a great opportunity to network with like minded people and develop a strong support network for the industry.