8 tips to pay less tax

No-one wants to pay more tax than they absolutely have to, yet all too often I see people unnecessarily paying more tax than they should have. Here are 8 very simple tips to ensure you don’t pay any more tax than you need to – they’re quick, simple and totally legitimate: 1. Keep your receipts If you’re paying cash for business or work related expenses make sure you keep...

Is an Accountant the same thing as a Tax Agent?

Despite common belief no they are not the same thing. Just like there are numerous different types lawyers e.g. criminal lawyer, family lawyer, property lawyer, there are also lots of different types of accountants too. The title accountant is a broad term for anyone who has a qualification in accounting. In the accounting profession there are management accountants, tax accountants, financial accountants, cost accountants and the list goes on....

What is the difference between an accountant and a bookkeeper?

There are quite a few differences between bookkeepers and accountants however there are also a few similarities/overlaps so often it can be hard to understand where the line between them starts and finishes – especially because sometimes they can actually be the same person…..OMG this is getting confusing now…..so back to basics. In very general terms an accountant is degree qualified, whereas a bookkeeper isn’t. Bookkeepers do the day...

September 2015 Newsletter

Happy Spring and welcome to our September Newsletter. In this newsletter I will cover a few things such as – what happens if you leave our lucky country and decide to work overseas for a while? what can you do if you realise you forgot to put something in your tax return or worse still put something in you shouldn’t have? what can you do if you think the tax...