PAYG rebate

This extract has been taken from this link below.

https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Business-activity-statements-(BAS)/In-detail/Boosting-cash-flow-for-employers/?fbclid=IwAR3HA9t0JC_3mwvXgFFEoyZ94h2m8rYdBn9uiH-9eH3vXAJ-GmckAWMYeKE#Creditamount

‘Legislation has been enacted to provide temporary cash flow support to small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations that employ staff during the economic downturn associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). This will be done through two sets of cash flow boosts delivered from 28 April 2020 to support employers to retain employees.  Min is 10K Max 50K

If you are eligible, you do not need to separately apply and upon lodgement of your activity statement, your first amount will automatically be credited to your account but no earlier than 28 April 2020.

The cash flow boosts will be made from the Government’s announced date of 28 April 2020. If you lodge early, you will not receive the cash flow boost before this date.

But also, you must be up to date with your lodgements to be receive so if you are behind now is the time to catch up.

You will be eligible to receive the cash flow boost if you are a small or medium business entity, including not-for-profit organisations, sole traders, partnership, company or trust that:

  • held an ABN on 12 March 2020 and continues to be active
  • has an aggregated annual turnover under $50 million (generally based on prior year turnover)
  • made eligible payments you are required to withhold from (even if the amount you need to withhold is zero).

In addition, you must also have either:

  • derived business income in the 2018–19 income year and lodged your 2019 tax return on or before 12 March 2020
  • made GST taxable, GST-free or input-taxed sales in a previous tax period (since 1 July 2018) and lodged the relevant activity statement on or before 12 March 2020.

Eg say you withheld 12,000 in PAYG for the Quarter ending 30th March 2020. You will be entitled to the cash flow boost of $12,000 after the 28th April once your March BAS is lodged

Followed by an additional $24,000 after the 28th July once your June BAS is lodged

Followed by final payment of $12,000 after 28th Oct for your Sept BAS

This is a total cash flow Boost of $48,000

Please note this is a credit on your activity statement, if your cash flow boost (Rebate) is more than your activity statement balance you can get a refund into your bank account’

If you need more clarity about the link above, do not hesitate to contact me.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | Over 20 years Bookkeeping experience | Qualified BAS Agent
M: 0429 363 047
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 CRISIS What the banks are really offering!

So earlier in the week the reserve bank cut rates and banks are now looking at deferring loan repayments, including mortgages, waiving of merchant fees, overdraft fees etc.

So where will this leave an individual?

Though all banks are facing the same challenges with the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, we as a nation are still in a strong and stable financial system and though the economy is heading towards massive unemployment and a recession, the banks are at least providing assistance where it is needed in these trouble times.

At time of writing this blog post, changes are still being updated by the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Check out this link where the banks are offering consumers support during this time. https://www.nab.com.au/personal/customer-support/covid19-help/business-support

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | Over 20 years Bookkeeping experience | Qualified BAS Agent
M: 0429 363 047
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

COVID-19 CRISIS Apprentice stimulus

So the Government has now brought out a website called the Stimulus Package today 26th March 2020 https://www.stimuluspackage.com.au/stimulus/supporting-apprentices-trainees/

So if you employ an apprentice or trainee, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50% of their wage paid from 1st Jan 2020 to 30th September 2020, and you can register for the subsidy from early April 2020.

I think it’s a great incentive to assist businesses especially now more then ever to retain their apprentices and trainees. Employers will be reimbursed up to a max of $21K per eligible apprentice or trainee ($7K per quarter). Irrespective of size, this will enable eligible out of trade apprentices or trainees for the subsidy. But it does state the apprentice or trainee must have been in training with a small business as at 1 March 2020.

Check out the link above for more details.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | Over 20 years Bookkeeping experience | Qualified BAS Agent
M: 0429 363 047
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

 

 

COVID-19 CRISIS Do you really want to withdraw your Superannuation early, the Government has allowed early access?

https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/super/withdrawing-and-using-your-super/early-access-to-your-super/?anchor=Compassionategrounds#Compassionategrounds

The Government has allowed early release of Superannuation, allowing individuals affected by COVID-19 to access up to $10,000 of their superannuation in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21.

The best thing is, that individuals will not need to pay tax on amounts released and it won’t affect payments such as Centrelink or Veteran Affairs payments. The dates the Government has imposed for the first amount you can apply from mid-April up to before 1st July 2020, the further $10,000 you can access from 1st July 2020 until 24th September 2020, after that it will not be available.

So, there are a couple of requirements though, they are:

  • If you are unemployed
  • You are eligible to receive a job seeker payment, youth allowance, parenting payment (including those on single and partnered payments) special benefit or farm household allowance.
  • Or you have been made redundant
  • Your working hours have been reduced more than 20% or more
  • If you are a sole trader and your business has either suspended or there was a reduction in your turnover of 20% or more

But is it wise to actually access your superannuation? It really comes down to case by case, but remember, once it’s taken, that $20,000 will take some time to build again into your Superannuation fund, so it’s food for thought.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | Over 20 years Bookkeeping experience | Qualified BAS Agent
M: 0429 363 047
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Information about the Instant Asset Write off and what these changes mean to you

https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/instant-asset-write-off

This link is really important, so a good one to read in more detail. But basically, in a nutshell the instant asset write-off threshold has been increased from $30,000 to $150,000 and expanded to include those businesses with an annual turnover of less than $500 million, up from 50 mil. It came into effect from 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.

The best way to apply is you need to check your business’s eligibility and ensure you apply the correct threshold amount as stated by the ATO.

Now, if you are totally confused about this or need assistance, then give me a call anytime on 0429 363 047, I’ll definitely be able to help you as I’m getting a number of calls from clients.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047
Qualified BAS agent with over 20 years Bookkeeping experience
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

 

COVID-19 Crisis: Small businesses can defer loan repayments for 6 months

As of Monday 23rd March 2020, banks are allowing small-businesses to defer loan repayments for 6 months

This is a great incentive brought in by the Australian Banking Association and one of necessity.  

What that means is due to the COVID-19 virus the banks have allowed small businesses to defer any loan repayments for the next 6 months. This relief package is estimated to apply to $100 billion small business loans, but it will look at putting as much as $8 billion back into the economy.

This lifeline will provide small businesses the option of keeping their doors open to customers and keeping their staff in jobs, which is brilliant.

If you are a small business and have loan repayments, you can contact your bank as from Monday 23rd March to discuss the support package.

Small businesses are the backbone of Australia, due to the serious impact the COVID-19 will have on the economy, not only now but in months down the track, this will certainly bring relief to many small businesses in Australia.

Let me know if you have any questions about anything during this time, I am only a phone call away.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | Over 20 years Bookkeeping experience | Qualified BAS Agent
M: 0429 363 047
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

 

COVID-19 CRISIS, remember there are other things to consider!

Apart from making sure you are healthy and in self-isolation and following good hygiene practices, when it comes to your business, there are a few important things to consider.

  1. Superannuation is still payable and due, so consider paying superannuation each pay run, or monthly to ensure better cashflow
  2. Ensure your supplier payments are all paid and up to date
  3. If you can, pre-pay your electricity, rent, mortgages and phone bills, whilst you can for at least 3 months in advance
  4. Talk to your staff daily, ease their mind, plan for the now and the future. Organise staff to work from home if possible.
  5. If you have staff in the office, make sure that staff are practicing good hygiene habits
  6. Review what you have in the bank to pay your liabilities at least for 2 months including wages
  7. Ensure to review staff entitlements if they do need to self-isolate
  8. Diversify your business, it may be easier than you think! What can you do differently but still operate your business? What other services can you offer
  9. Talk to your Finance Providers. What deferrals or loan reductions could they put in place for you today?
  10. Get the right information from the ATO Link, Fair Work and Department of Health
  11. Minimise as much as possible customer contact
  12. Review your business insurance and make sure you are covered
  13. Seek other suppliers within Australia if you have been sourcing previously from overseas.
  14. Review your Business insurance to see what you are and are not covered for.

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping can assist in the following areas

  1. Provide assistance with communicating with the ATO – assistance with payment plans, deferrals
  2. Help communicating with suppliers about deferring payments or putting payment plans in place
  3. Review your expenses
  4. Chase outstanding debts
  5. cash flow analysis planning know what’s coming in and out
  6. Understanding HR obligations
  7. Bookkeeping and BAS requirements
  8. Stay on top of your bookkeeping is now more important than ever before

If you need any help with any of the above or anything else my contact details are below.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | Over 20 years Bookkeeping experience | Qualified BAS Agent
M: 0429 363 047
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

The ATO are looking at offering small business tax relief in response to the coronavirus

https://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/tax/coronavirus-tax-relief-ato/

This couldn’t come sooner!

Small business seems to miss out all the time.

I for one am a small business and I work with many clients that are also sole traders, small business.

The ATO are now looking at offering this area of the workforce (which is the backbone of the Australian economy) a tax relief in the light of the coronavirus.

To help small businesses they are looking at providing tax relief in the form of payment deferrals and access to goods and services tax refunds much faster than in the past.

By the most updated news it looks to include a four-month deferral for payments of amounts due through BAS (including PAYG installments), income tax assessments, fringe benefits tax assessments and excise. So that is definitely a positive in the right direction.

The ATO are trying to help businesses to assist them through this difficult time of uncertainty and I applaud them for what they are trying to do to ease the pressure.

If you need help or just want someone to talk too, to discuss your needs and help you through the different steps, then do not hesitate to contact me directly on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047
Qualified BAS agent with over 20 years Bookkeeping experience
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Superannuation Guarantee and what that means for you

The Government has given employers a deadline of until 7 September 2020 to disclose any superannuation guarantee shortfalls before increased penalties apply.

You can also check the ATO’s website  to find out more what employers are required to complete.

‘The amnesty allows employers to claim tax deductions for payments of SG charge or contributions made during the amnesty period to offset SG charge, as well as remove the administrative component and the Part 7 penalty that may otherwise apply in relation to SG non-compliance’.

‘Around 7,000 employers have since come forward to voluntarily disclose historical unpaid super since the amnesty was first announced on 24 May 2018.

Treasury estimates an additional 7,000 employers will come forward during the six-month amnesty period, returning $230 million of superannuation to employees who may have otherwise completely missed out’

Now if this sounds confusing, then give me a call directly on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047
Qualified BAS agent with over 20 years Bookkeeping experience
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Could the ATO be coming after you?

Are you one of those people that are behind in their GST and or Tax obligations, and think the ATO wont chase you or you just keep putting in the too hard basket.

Our team has received over 15 calls in the last 2 days chasing clients with outstanding lodgments and or debts.  Even with the threat of the Corona virus, we are still receiving calls from clients and we thought things would quieten down, so the ATO will come after you, no matter what.

Do you have outstanding GST and or Tax lodgments overdue?  I can definitely help you get on top of things.  Don’t wait for the ATO to send you a letter to say you need to catch up on your outstanding lodgments I can help you get on top of this before they contact you. But don’t delay and contact me today 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047
Qualified BAS agent with over 20 years Bookkeeping experience
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Is Bookkeeping causing problems in your relationship?

I often chat to either a husband or wife, normally the husband who would prefer to outsource the bookkeeping instead of the wife/partner doing it, because it has caused some conflict or issues within the relationship.

It’s like the old adage, sometimes it is always better if an outside person, not related, not a friend takes care of things like bookkeeping, because as we all know, you should never mix business with pleasure.

Even though some of the best businesses in Australia are those of a husband and wife team, when it comes to bookkeeping, it’s a different story.

A lot of the time, whoever does the bookkeeping, would be better off utilizing that time better to work on the business instead of in it and if mistakes are made, there is nothing worse then blaming your wife or husband, girlfriend/boyfriend for something they may not know about or have done before.

I’ve worked in this industry for over 20 plus years and then some more and I can tell you the number of times I hear of a business needing to outsource because it’s actually affecting their relationship and causing arguments and stress. Just don’t do it, save your marriage, save your relationship and call me, Maree Punzet, from Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au
0429 363 047

 

Should You Put Your Prices on Your Bookkeeping Business Website?

Ok, I’ve seen this question come up heaps on social media platforms and personally for me, my answer is YES.

You know why….most clients when they initially speak to me ask me what do I do, how can I help them and how much?

How much is sometimes the first question they ask if they haven’t look at my website. So why wouldn’t you put your pricing on your website. It shows transparency, it gives the client the ability to see what your packages and pricing are and if it suits them and within budget, then they will call.

I am not sure why Bookkeepers wouldn’t put their pricing on their website. It doesn’t make sense to me.

I understand with other industries you sometimes can’t cost a job unless you go out and see it, but for bookkeeping, when I do BAS reporting or bank reconciliations or data entry etc, I have a fixed price.

If you want to check out my prices further, please visit my website, see link below www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au or call me on 0429 363 047

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

0429 363 047

Did you know changes from 1st March 2020 changes take effect to those on Annualised Salary Arrangements?

As from March 1st 2020 there are now changes being made to the way employers form and monitor employee salary arrangements.

https://lawpath.com.au/blog/changes-to-annualised-salary-arrangements-to-come-into-effect-from-1-march-2020

In a nutshell they will affect employers who set off their wage rates against modern award entitlements, this is a great link which shows which awards are being affected.

So if you have any questions about this, let me know.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au
0429 363 047

 

 

Tax Changes happening in 2020, does it affect your business?

There are a few things to check, from this article they talk about the following https://www.mybusiness.com.au/finance/6535-incoming-tax-changes-for-smes-in-2020

  1. TPRS – Expansion, which stands for taxable payment reporting systems. In other words small businesses in certain industries are now required to report to the ATO about payments made to the contractors they use
  2. AUSkey to be scrapped (thank goodness for that, always hated it), so from 1st April 2020, the AUSkey system will no longer be used for businesses to report to the ATO (win), so now you will need to use your myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager instead.
  3. E-invoicing, so they are urging Australian businesses to consider embracing the new system
  4. Single Touch Payroll reporting, so businesses with fewer than 20 employees were granted a three month extension to 30 Sept 2019 to make the transition and penalties are being waived until 30th June 2020.

So does all these things affect you. Yes I would think they do. If you don’t have a clue where to start or what to do, please give me a call on 0429 363 047 or PM and let me help you.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au
0429 363 047

Have you heard about Australian Expats facing a tax slug?

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-02/australian-expats-face-tax-slug-cgt-main-residence-exemption/11836094 but in a nutshell those living overseas have until the end of June 2020 to sell their homes if they want to avoid big capital gains tax bills.

With many Australian’s living abroad for work have in the past been able to claim capital gains tax (CGT) exemption on the family home as long as it was rented out for no more than six years at a time.

So is that you, are you someone that has been living abroad, or know of someone because this will affect them and we know tax time isn’t too far away.

If you want to know more, please contact me anytime on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

 

Have you been making mistakes because you have been doing your own Bookkeeping?

What is the likelihood that you may have been doing your own bookkeeping, but on review, you have realized there are mistakes that you have made and have already lodged your return?

Boy oh Boy, I would be one rich lady with the amount of times I have heard a new client tell me they have been doing their own bookkeeping for years and have realized they may have been making many mistakes over that time, which probably has cost them a lot of money.

Then don’t do it.

Outsource today to Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping.

If I was a plumber or electrician, I wouldn’t expect you to know how to do bookkeeping, no different I wouldn’t be able to fix my plumbing or electrics at home.

Only work on what you are good at.

I’m amazing at Bookkeeping and you are probably an amazing Plumber or Electrician.

So, throw over your bookkeeping to me today and let me sort it out and I’ll call you if I need an Electrician or Plumber!!!

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping.
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au | 0429 363 047

 

Can you claim your bookkeeping fees at tax

Ok, you might think this is a simple question, but yes you can definitely claim your bookkeeping fees at tax time.

It’s an expense which of course is related to your business.

Yes they can claim their bookkeeping fees 100% just like there accounting fees and for me for eg as GST registered if the client is to they can claim back the GST of their fees each quarter.

So why wouldn’t you outsource your bookkeeping to me, as a GST Registered BAS Agent, Bookkeeper these are all the little things I know, that many other business owners wouldn’t.

Bookkeeping isn’t simple, there is so much to learn and know and the regulations keep changing, so if you want to know what you can claim and cannot claim, then let me handle all your bookkeeping needs.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047

Only a few months away to EOFY, time to review your finances

How many of you have actually recently gone through your finances for the last few months? I’m not just talking how January 2020 was when it comes to profit/loss, but I’m talking about reviewing the last 6 months.

We are now in January, well February 2020, so we only theoretically have March/April/May and June, so really only another 4 months before the EOFY.

That’s right 4 months.

Have you been making a profit?

Have you paid your staff correctly?

Have you paid your suppliers?

Have you been paid?

That’s right, how many people owe you money, have you chased these businesses for your money?

That’s the thing, when we are in busy, we are wearing so many hats.

As a Bookkeeper and BAS agent, it’s my job to keep track of all this for you each month. Sometimes I do have to make that call and do debt collection on a businesses behalf.

So does this sound like you?

Are you behind in your books, do people owe you money,well if any of the above resonates with you, then give me a call on 0429 363 047.

Let me get you and your finances up to date so when EOFY comes, it’s all smooth sailing.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

 

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping is a Virtual Bookkeeping business

Check out the link here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFDD201HOxM&fbclid=IwAR2NoNqA-MEw8ixQNxiD4duy7xaLoO0xQFw8pVdJMWQ2OpE75Zlo85FQ6G4

So what does this all mean?

It means we can offer bookkeeping services to clients Australia-wide.

The internet, current technologies and cloud services all make this possible.

We maintain clientele in several Australian states even though we are NSW-based.

One of the main questions I am asked is:

How do I send you my Source Documents (for example Bank statements)?

We use various methods to receive bookkeeping documents. These include Dropbox, Google Drive, Email, MYOB Capture App and even snail mail.

What are the advantages of a virtual bookkeeper?

I save you time and money, allowing you to work on, not in, your business.

Business owners are very busy with employees to organise, orders to place, and projects to complete. The list is endless. Scheduling time to be in the office when the bookkeeper is coming is difficult.

Small business owners, operating a home-based business, may not want an employee in their home and family space.

An owner may work from a formal office which does not have space for another worker, desk and equipment.

Owners of a retail store, pub, or café may not have room for a physical office.

A mobile business is unlikely to have a physical office.

Many business owners feel it will be challenging to work with a virtual bookkeeper.

They think they need face to face contact so they can ask questions.

This is not true. Everyone works virtually (remotely) nowadays.

There are Skype and Zoom for face to face conference calls.

I am only a phone call or email away.

If this video / blog resonates with you and it’s something you have been thinking about for some time and wasn’t sure how it all works.

Call me to discuss how I can do your bookkeeping virtually.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047

Six crucial employee awards and legislative changes to look out for in 2020

This link is a great little article and worth reading.

‘From 1 January 2020, employers must pay super on an employee’s gross rate of pay – including on any salary they have sacrificed’

http://anthillonline.com/payroll-expert-reveals-6-crucial-employee-awards-and-legislative-changes-to-look-out-for-in-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1qVUR6x0rZglht375VYqoW3tg6NEZKV8w6d2D6WxDMIjeqf2ukTOo8fj0

If you want to know more about this, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet

Bookkeeper | Registered BAS Agent
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Only 6 months to EOFY

It might be only a few days short of Christmas, but we are actually mid-way throughout the Financial Year.

It’s only 6 months till EOFY, that’s right. Only 6 months!

I think people forget when June 30th comes around it’s the end of the Financial Year, not the 31st December.

Have you checked your paperwork recently, are you ready for EOFY, have you been entering data, coding correctly, keeping your BAS updated????

If not, then maybe it is time to outsource your bookkeeping.

Call today, Maree Punzet from Maree’s Mobile Booking
0429 363 047

Two Heads are better than one!

Peter the Accountant and myself have formed a great team a number of years ago. Some people like to have the option of utilising both our services in the one place.

Many times, Peter will have a client and send to me or visa versa or we work together on some business cases too.

It just depends what tasks are needed.

So, if you are in need of a Bookkeeper/Accountant, give me a call anyway so Peter and I can look after your business needs.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
04291 363 047

Don’t just take my word for it, outsource your Bookkeeping today.

Now just don’t take my word for it, check out my Google Reviews, here are just a few…outsource your Bookkeeping today.

A Photo by GD

Oct 14, 2014

Very reliable and efficient service, highly recommend and doesn’t matter if you are not based in NSW, we are in QLD and cannot fault her service.

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping

8 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. That is right, it doesn’t matter where my customers are within Australia, virtually I can help you wherever you are based.

Huia Hikaiti

May 28, 2014

Maree is a professional who is patient, friendly and has a vast wealth of experience. I know I can trust her completely with managing every aspect of my books. Highly recommend Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping, particularly for all Outback and remote areas. Her service is impeccable.

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping

8 weeks ago

Ah that is too kind of you, thank you so much Huia.

Here is the link to read more:

https://business.google.com/reviews/l/02976743710101092860?hl=en

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047

New Year, New Bookkeeper!

Isn’t it wonderful when we start a new year. We are all fresh as a daisy, clean slate and everything. This is when many businesses get in contact with me because they know it makes sense to outsource to a bookkeeper.

Why not start the new year fresh and squeaky clean. Get rid of the old ways of doing things, outsource the Bookkeeping to Maree Punzet, value your time more so you can work on your business.

Isn’t their new goals you want to achieve? You won’t be able to achieve them if you continually do your own bookkeeping, wasting your time, pulling your hair out at the never ending changes the ATO keeps coming up with.

So start fresh for the New Year, outsource to a new Bookkeeper.

That’s me…just over here…

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

How much time do YOU spend on bookkeeping per week?

This is a question I ask every single new client that calls or email or PM me, because most people say, I spend from this many hours per week to actually a full day over the weekend, just to enter my invoices.

That isn’t even including paying wages or following up invoices that haven’t been paid or BAS. Do you see where I am getting at.

Most people are spending pending on the size of their business from the sole trader to those with around 5-20 staff then to the larger businesses of 50-100 staff. Now your probably thinking a sole trader has the time to do their own bookkeeping, your wrong.

Most small business ie the sole trader are so busy working on other areas of their business that the Bookkeeping gets put to the side, in the too hard basket and many times this is where mistakes are made and when you’re a sole trader, you don’t want to be making mistakes or errors because it will cost you and as a sole trader you know that every cent counts.

Now for those that are medium or larger businesses that may or may not have their own accounts department, why would you think they would outsource to someone like me who works offsite. Great question.

The answer is to save money. Having an onsite Bookkeeper or Accounts Department costs money. Staff wages, super, leave entitlements, where they can outsource the same work to me at a fraction of the price.

Now look at your situation, are you spending 10, 20, 30 hours per week on bookkeeping?

Give me a call, because you will be surprised how little it will cost you and you have someone only a phone call away to answer any questions.

Someone that does your work without questions, is efficient…

So use your time wisely in business, outsource to Maree today.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047

Fair Work raids uncover 725 wage-theft victims and hundreds of “unaware” businesses

https://www.smartcompany.com.au/business-advice/legal/wage-theft-regional-fwo/

For anyone that hasn’t read this article, please take the time to click on the link.

A clippet from the article:

“A whopping 725 workers have been back-paid more than $330,000 after a series of Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) raids identified worrying levels of wage theft in regional Victoria and NSW.

Less than three weeks after recovering $580,000 in stolen wages from regional businesses across Australia’s eastern seaboard, the FWO has unveiled the results of another series of inspections in Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat and Wollongong.

It found nearly half (47%) of the 489 businesses that received surprise door knocks were in breach of workplace laws, including retail outlets, takeaway shops, cafes and bars.”

In other words, there are many businesses that are not paying correct wages, businesses have breached workplace laws.

If you need any assistance with payroll, bookkeeping, BAS, even just asking a question, then please do not hesitate to contact me anytime on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping

www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

0429 363 047

 

A Virtual Bookkeeper is the best way.

More and more people are utilising Virtual Contractors, ie Virtual Bookkeepers, Virtual Solicitors, Virtual Conveyancers, Virtual Assistants, Virtual Website Designers, Virtual Graphic Designers, you get my drift.

If I have a client in another state, it is no different to one in the next town to where I live. If the client doesn’t own a fax machine, which many don’t now, they just email or use Cloud. For example, MYOB has an app and you can take a photo and upload straight away. Or even if the client uses Xero or QuickBooks, they can take a photo and attach to an email or Dropbox or Google Drive.

Many larger businesses now work like this with staff working remotely from home.

It’s no different working with me as your Virtual Bookkeeper.

I have around 20-30 clients on my books at present and 100% of those clients are not even living in the same state as me.

Have I met them face to face, NO.

Do they receive 100% customer service YES

Are they happy with my service YES

These clients are long standing clients who I have looked after (virtually) for many many years.

There is no need to see a Bookkeeper face to face anymore and if you do, we can always use Zoom to actually physically see each other.

In this economy, heading into a new decade, technology has changed, so save yourself time and money.

Call me today..

Maree Punzet – Your Virtual Bookkeeper

Maree Punzet

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping

www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

0429 363 047

Do you need to be RESCUED when it comes to your Bookkeeping?

Need to be rescued?

Are you late on your BAS?

There are so many businesses that are behind, the ATO is cracking down on those that have outstanding BAS, Payroll liabilities, tax etc.

I specialise in helping businesses catch up and make sure they are compliant and up to date.

So, before the ATO come knocking on your door, don’t get caught, then contact me.

Maree to the RESCUE!!! (imagine me with my cape)…

 

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping…. specialises in Rescue work – are you behind in your Bookkeeping, BAS and/or Tax obligations, Maree Punzet comes to the rescue.

Maree Punzet

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping

0429 363 047

 

Did you know, Maree is a BAS agent too!!!

Here are some important facts:

THE FACTS
Since 1 March 2012 all skilled bookkeepers are required to be registered with the Tax Practitioner Board as a BAS Agent. To be registered as a BAS Agent you require:
• 1000- 1500 hours of experience
• Be a member of a professional association
• Complete a Certificate IV in Financial Services Accounting / Bookkeeping
• Complete successfully a Board approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation
• Continue their education on a ongoing basis to qualify to KEEP that registration
• Purchase Professional Indemnity Insurance annually

NOT ALL BOOKKEEPERS ARE LEGAL

Not all Bookkeepers in Australia are registered, educated or BAS agents. Actually, some of these bookkeepers are Virtual Assistants, or unskilled offshore individuals with no formal qualifications, others are freelancers on Airtasker, so next time you outsource, makes sure they have all the necessary qualifications and experience.
Maree is a qualified bookkeeper and BAS agent with over 20 years’ experience, registered with the Tax Practitioner Board as a BAS agent.

You are in safe and qualified hands with Maree.
Call Maree today
0429 363 047

Happy clients….

Check out some recent testimonials that I have received.

Just so chuffed to receive the feedback I do from happy clients. Honestly, I love what I do and when you receive these kinds of testimonials it makes what I do as a bookkeeper so worth it. As you will read below, these clients are not local, so when I speak with new clients who are unsure about outsourcing to a bookkeeper who may live on the other side of Australia, then feel free to call these clients yourselves

Here are two reviews

Review 1:
WOW!! I just want to let you all know what a fabulous job Maree from Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping does. . By not having to spend hours sorting out my paperwork, I can focus on the core of my business She keep my payroll up to date including tax, super, holiday and sick pay records. Maree also works in Conjunction with a Tax agent and so co-ordinates my tax as well, so I only have to deal with one person… Now I don’t need it yet, but Maree is also a registered BAS agent so it’s good to know that when the time comes in my business to need someone to complete my BAS maree is able to handle this as well, and if I need an administration tasks done she is also a VA. It’s all so easy and even though I am in WA and she’s in NSW, we communicate via messenger, e-mail or phone and he can assist me with all my queries. So, don’t get stressed over your bookkeeping any more give Maree a ring NOW Chris Lukjanowski Green and Pristine Cleaning Western Australia

Review 2:
In running the pub, I just don’t have time to worry about my bookkeeping, with rostering and ordering stock to worry about so Maree is responsible for my entire bookkeeping function. She set up my MYOB. She handles all my data entry and bank reconciliations and BAS. Plus, she handles all my payroll needs processing of weekly wages, quarterly super and my end of financial year payment summaries. I am extremely happy. I feel that my Bookkeeper is really on top of things, keeping my records up to date, and more importantly ensuring their accuracy. I would have no hesitation referring Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping to anyone who is looking for a competent and efficient book keeping service. Doug – Coronation Hotel Portland NSW.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047