Have you completed your TAX return or are you putting it off in the too hard basket?

Are you like many people out there thinking, oh I can leave it to next year to do my Tax Return, but you keep putting it off? I hear this all the time. I realise time is precious and it certainly is with the way the world has been in the last 18 months, but you should never put off doing your Tax Return.

You may have employees?

You may be behind in your BAS?

You may be behind in general with all your paperwork.

That’s where Maree can come in, she can pick up where you are, finish everything and do assist with your Tax to submit.

Doesn’t that sound pretty good?

If this is you, then give Maree a call today.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

EOFY is approaching – are you ready?

Mmmm that question has made many people a little nervous this year.

I am not sure why, I think with the turbulent year of COVID and businesses being in lockdown and reopening, many people haven’t kept an eye on the expenses or they have been so busy because COVID brought more work into their business, they are way behind in their books.

EOFY is an extremely important time of the year for any business. Not only that you must have everything up to date, but it’s a good time to reflect on the past 12 months and look at how your business faired.

Many people will be worried because COVID had an impact on many businesses, some failed and had to close or they had to stand down employees, other businesses had the oppositive effect and had to put on staff to cope with the increased amount of business.

Either way, EOFY is only a few months away and now more then ever is the time when you need to outsource your bookkeeping to a qualified bookkeeper. Someone that can take that pressure off you or even just to answer a question you may have.

Many regulations and changes are taking place and Jobkeeper will be finished at the end of March. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call now and let me get you organised and up to date for EOFY.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID
We are a full service, insourced Payroll and Bookkeeping business that puts money back in your pocket and saves you time to work in/on your business this makes good financial sense!!

Have you accessed your Superannuation during this COVID-19 Crisis?

For many business owners, both large and small, during the COVID-19 Crisis, many have accessed their Superannuation during the COVID-19 Crisis.

It has actually been a necessity for many to help them keep their cashflow going and keep the business and their staff afloat so they can continue.

Even though on both sides of parliament, they were not happy for the Government to allow the access of $10,000 in the current Financial Year and another $10,000 in the New Financial year to be accessible, but it truly has been a bonus for many businesses who are trying to keep staff on, keep stock coming in to sell and for others, just to purely survive.

If you are one of those businesses out there, you are not alone.

Personally, I do hope businesses are using that superannuation to good use and they are able to obtain a ROI if and when they access and use this money.

In the large scheme of things, we normally are never allowed to touch this money until retirement, but in the current economic climate we are in, I can see why the Government has allowed this and tax free too for those that have funds available to access and use.

Not that I am a financial planner, but if you have any questions relating to access to your superannuation or want to know more how you can use this money effectively and efficiently when it comes to Bookkeeping, then please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

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

Don’t market yourself as a Bookkeeper, unless you are qualified

As a qualified Bookkeeper, with over 20 plus years’ experience and also a qualified BAS agent, it makes it difficult to see so many business people market themselves as a Bookkeeper, when they are not qualified.

Firstly, it’s false advertising and I see many Virtual Assistants and Consultants that advertise as another service they provide is bookkeeping. Bookkeeping isn’t just a side service offered to clients. Bookkeepers in this profession have spent years crafting their business, years of study, years of completing courses and updating their skills on a yearly basis, this is all part of the Bookkeeping Industry.

We cannot just advertise and never do anymore study on a yearly basis, because in this industry, you must keep up with the ever-changing rules and regulations and new software.

When I see people advertise they do bookkeeping, it’s not just data entry we do and that’s it, there is so much more and way more behind the scenes work we do.

So if you do outsource your work to someone that mentions they do Bookkeeping, make sure you actually see their qualifications because I would hate to see business owners learning down the track that an amateur, someone that hasn’t a clue about the ins and outs of the bookkeeping industry to be looking at your books, paying your staff, because as the old saying goes, ‘you pay peanuts, you get monkeys’.

If you are looking for a Bookkeeper that is highly experienced and easy to work with, then please give me a call, my 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

It’s that time of year again, EOFY, let Maree take care of you and your business.

Let Maree take care of you and your business.

Ask her anything about EOFY, tax, Job keeper or Job seeker packages, anything, she is your go too lady.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047

Job keeper Package – have you enrolled/applied yet?

Many businesses have still not enrolled or yet applied for the Job Keeper package.

Some reasons why they haven’t:

a) They did not have a downturn in business in March/April 2020, but some of those businesses have not re-checked for May, or have just assumed that there earnings have not changed.

b) Don’t miss out on the Job keeper package, if you think it’s too late to apply, because it isn’t

Contact Maree and she will help you and check if you are eligible or not.

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 049
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Working in collaboration = All your EOFY needs under one roof

As a business owner myself and a qualified BAS agent and Bookkeeper of over 20 years, I work closely with Peter from Peter’s Tax and Accounting and we work hand in hand with Tax Returns and end to end year work between us both.

We have worked together now for many years and we have a great referral business between both of us. As some work is more bookkeeping and other work is more of Tax compliancy.

Working in collaboration with another experienced business owner not only helps me but helps Peter as well. Peter is a Chartered Accountant as I am a qualified Bookkeeper and BAS Agent, so we work on many clients returns, end of year work, BAS, reconciliation, STP, reporting, payroll.

We are both individual businesses and we both have separate clients to one another, but many times we have clients that we both look under, so you have basically two qualified businesses helping you under the one roof.

I must say it’s been a pleasure working in collaboration with Peter all these years and it’s always great to have someone else to speak to and ask questions too.

If you need any assistance with your TAX, EOFY, financials, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

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

 

 

EOFY Preparation: Are your books up to date, it’s TAX TIME….

Are your books up to date?

I can see you there, shaking your head.

Was that a NO?

Well aren’t you glad you came across this post and found me.

I’ve been helping so many business owners and I know how hard it can be to keep on top of things when it comes to your books and tax time.

So if this is you, give me a call, there is no cost to you to just call me and have a quick chat and see where you are at. I offer hourly rates and packages to suit all budgets and client needs.

If you don’t want the hassle in getting your books up to date, then throw it over here and let me take care of it all.

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

Single Touch Payroll became compulsory in July 2019, have you reported your wages through STP this year?

Have you been reporting your wages through STP this year?

If not it’s not too late to outsource your payroll to Maree.

Most people think this Single Touch Payroll is quite easy, but it really isn’t. Have a read from the ATO website below of the different options when it comes to STP.

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Other-languages/In-detail/Information-in-other-languages/Single-Touch-Payroll/

There will be no group certificates/payment summaries this year, all payroll will need to have been reported to the ATO through single touch payroll.

If you need help with your Single touch payroll get in touch today

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047
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

 

 

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