Understanding your Financial Statements

Understanding your Financial Statements

You may be used to thinking of financial statements purely in terms of your annual tax return but for success in business they need to be much more than that. As a business owner/operator, it is essential that you understand your financial position. Understanding the...
Provisional tax – for business owners

Provisional tax – for business owners

As a new business owner, it’s important you understand the provisional tax system as it affects your business. In your first year of business, you can receive a significant tax deferral. Your first year’s tax bill is, in some cases, not payable until 7...
Plain English guide to cashflow

Plain English guide to cashflow

Why is cashflow so central to good financial management? Here’s our plain english guide. What is cashflow? Cashflow refers to the movement of money into and out of your business over a specific period. In the most basic terms, cashflow is the process of cash...
GST apportionment and adjustment

GST apportionment and adjustment

GST apportionment has been around for a long time, but it has changed over the years. You can claim input tax deductions on purchases of goods and services you use to make taxable supplies. Where assets are used both to make taxable supplies and for private use, you...
How to apply for a business loan

How to apply for a business loan

Need some extra cash to take your business to the next level, but daunted by the loan process? You’re not alone. There’s a lot of paperwork and number-crunching involved. Before you get started, remember that banks wants your application to succeed as the...