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Office Closure 2018-2019

Our offices will be closed from 23 December 2019 to 10 January 2020. We will attend to all inquiries when we re-open. For emergencies please email

We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Small Business Debts to the Tax Office may be reported to credit agencies

From 1 July 2017 the ATO has the power to report small business tax debt for debts of over $10,000 to credit reporting agencies under a new measure announced in the federal government's mid-year budget update. Tax Returns by Phone Australia-wide

Bentley Accounting can prepare your tax returns over the phone. This is the same level of service you get when coming to a face-to-face meeting with a professional accountant.

You don't need to have any knowledge of Tax Law whatsoever, and you don't need to know how to prepare a tax return.
Sending your documents to us

In order to provide our services over the phone we may need to receive certain information from you. If you are having concerns about providing this information, or if the idea of a guaranteed Refund Quote sounds too good to be true, this article will attempt to address your concerns.SuperStream - a new mandatory system for paying and receiving superannuation

Small Business Employers - Make sure that you are paying super using the SuperStream system by 30 June 2016

Self Managed Superfunds - Make sure that you are using the SuperStream system by 30 June 2016
The importance of using a Certified Practising Accountant

A Tax Agent who is also a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) is a person who has extensive academic qualifications including 7 years of tertiary studies, as well as years of hands on experience in the accounting field. It is also someone who is bound by law as well as by CPA Australia's Ethical Code of Conduct.
Materials to provide for your Tax Returns and Activity Statements

We have created a list of items that we will need from you in order to prepare your Tax Returns and Activity Statements.

You can send these items to us by post, email, or by uploading your files to our server.
Methods to send your documents and files to us

We discuss the different options available to you, from posting to sending via your mobile phone. You can even upload your data straight to our server. Key Dates and Important Compliance Issues

Our clients should keep themselves updated on their obligations regarding tax, superannuation, workers compensation insurance and other relevant issues.

We have attempted to present this information in a clear and concise way in our Key Dates page. However you may have further obligations which are not covered in this page (including obligations to your employees under Fair Work, the full range of obligations as Directors of a company under the Corporations Act and requirements to keep your workplace safe in line with Workplace Health and Safety Laws).

You can use our Links page to explore your other obligations
New Added Compliance Requirement for Businesses in the Building Industry

Every year businesses in the construction industry that have made payments to contractors for building and construction services will need to lodge a "Taxable payments annual report" listing the details of each building/construction contractor that has been paid during the year, by 28 August of that year.

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