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Insurance broker’s bookkeeping now a breeze

Insurance broker now has peace of mind knowing that Notch Above’s bookkeeping processes produce accurate monthly data which is available to her whenever she needs it. It not only helps her in her business decision-making but it also makes for easy end-of-financial-year processing.
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Xero File Review Service

Notch Above's Xero File Review Service gives you the peace of mind that your business accounting data is accurate and therefore providing information that enables you to make informed financial decisions to sustain and push your business forward despite COVID-19.
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New 1300 number for Notch Above

Notch Above Bookkeeping is pleased to be able to advise of our change in business phone number to 1300 015 130 effective immediately.
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Contact your energy retailer to get help in COVID-19

The federal government has outlined new measures as well as extended existing measures alongside the Australian Energy Regulator that require energy companies to extend relief to small businesses struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.
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JobKeeper is changing

It’s good to hear JobKeeper has been extended, with some notable changes. We’ve tried to capture what’s new with the wage-subsidy program in this article.

Returning to work after COVID19

As a business leader, it’s important that everyone on your team feels comfortable about returning to work after remote working during COVID19. Xero has some great tips on this.
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JobKeeper 2.0

For businesses to remain eligible for JobKeeper 2.0, your business turnover does get retested each quarter and needs to still show a reduction.

JobKeeper audits underway

Imagine going through the rigmarole to apply for JobKeeper when COVID-19 restrictions were rife, only to find your application rejected months later by Tax Office auditors. That is what happened to one small business who took a DIY approach to their JobKeeper application.
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Extension of the JobKeeper Payment

The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.
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Business advice for a new financial year

Emerging from challenging times, we outline some helpful planning tips for business owners this financial year.
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COVID-19 Safe Work Principles

The Australian Government’s framework to create a COVIDSafe society details our new ways of living and working. Designed to keep people safe while returning to greater social freedoms, restrictions are intended to be pared back in three steps.
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Notch Above revealed as Accounting Awards Finalist

Notch Above Bookkeeping has been named as a finalist in the Australian Accounting Awards for Bookkeeping Firm of the Year 2020.
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Has COVID-19 changed bookkeeping as we know it?

Contact Notch Above Bookkeeping during COVID-19 restrictions to get your bookkeeping system up to date and working more efficiently whilst your employees are making the best of working offsite.
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FREE Working from Home ATO factsheet

If you work from home during COVID-19 restrictions, remember to keep records and receipts for your home office expenses, along with a record of the hours you work from home. Keeping good records now will help to get your deductions right at tax time. The ATO has a PDF poster you can download to help understand what you can claim.
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Deadline for JobKeeper is extended

If you’re an Australian business applying for JobKeeper, the window to enrol for the subsidy payments from end-March has been extended. You now have an extra month, as the ATO has set a deadline of 31 May.

Superannuation guarantee amnesty

This SG Amnesty law change provides a number of incentives for employers to pay any unpaid historical superannuation guarantee (SG) amounts relating to the period 1 July 1992 to 31 March 2018.
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COVID-19 Cash Flow Boost

The Tax Office has announced that the cash flow boosts will be applied to reduce liabilities arising from the same activity statement but will not be offset against existing BAS debt but rather refunded to you.
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JobKeeper Enrolments Start Monday 20 April

JobKeeper Enrolments will start on Monday and be open for two weeks for the first payment period. There is a step-by-step process to follow for this scheme which we can do for you to allow you to continue focusing on your business.
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JobKeeper – Waiting on Release of Further Details

As you probably are aware the Bill has been passed but as yet we do not have any further details. We believe this information will be released shortly and as soon as we know more can let you know.
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Practical Positivity

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Coronavirus Jobkeeper Payment

The Government has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper payment to help keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the significant economic impact caused by the Coronavirus.
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2019 Small Business Tax Time Toolkit

The ATO's 2019 Small Business Tax Time Toolkit may assist small business owners to complete accurate expense claims, with help and support from Notch Above Bookkeeping.
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Going Freelance

With the right understanding of your finances, freelancers can generate a very healthy income from their skills. But to make your microbusiness profitable, you definitely need some sound financial management.
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Coronavirus cash flow assistance for business

We will ensure these Coronavirus cash flow business incentives are included in your business BAS returns when lodged with the tax office.

Economic Stimulus Package

The Government has announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus.

Support measures to assist those affected by COVID-19

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will implement a series of administrative measures to assist Australians experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

ReceiptBank Awards 2020

Shortlisted as a Bookkeeping firm who has actively paved the way in the industry, leading by example, working with cloud-based solutions such as general ledgers and Receipt Bank, Notch Above Bookkeeping has been selected as a ReceiptBank Awards Finalist in the Bookkeeping Firm of the Year category!
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2019 Small Business Tax Time Toolkit

The ATO's 2019 Small Business Tax Time Toolkit may assist small business owners to complete accurate expense claims, with help and support from Notch Above Bookkeeping.
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Australian modern awards changes

If you’re an Australian employer, you may be aware that changes are coming to modern awards that will require added compliance.
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Square and Xero enhance integration, POS features

The Xero-Square integration has been enhanced for Australian users. You’ll see several new features.

Integrated quoting in Xero Projects

Now it’s easy to estimate jobs, send and track acceptance of quotes, and track costs back to budget, all within Xero Projects. This results in more accurate quotes, easier invoicing and better visibility of profit on every job.
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Xero NAB Payments

Xero NAB Payments has launched. It’s available to all Xero customers in Australia who use NAB Internet banking. We think it’s a game changer for accounts payable, which has traditionally been a tedious, time-consuming task.
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Fuel up with BP and Xero Connect

Xero now integrates with BP Plus Fuel Card in Australia and the BP Fuelcard in New Zealand, keeping small businesses on the road without the headache of holding onto physical receipts.
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Super Guarantee amnesty

Last year’s announcement of an amnesty for employers who come forward to correct underpayments of their super guarantee obligations has been resurrected in a new bill.
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Single Touch Payroll deadline passed

While the initial deadline was 1 July 2019, the ATO provided a three-month transition period for employers that needed more time.

Eliminate the time wasters

Before you can identify what activities are adding value to your business, your personal life and, more importantly, what activities are not, you need to know how you actually spends your time.
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Notch Above Case Study

Nicole is certainly keeping very busy, but by trying to do it all she is spreading herself too thin and sacrificing her personal life on the altar of her business.

Fundraising isn’t the end-goal

Should a business bootstrap or raise external financing? There is a time and place for either strategy, but what we've noticed is that startups tend to fixate on the latter.
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The importance of financial transparency

When pitching a business to investors, getting the right number - whether it's net profit, sales, margins - is key. Read why.
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STP transition year for large employers has ended

Single Touch Payroll transition year for large employers has ended. Make sure you are STP reporting or are covered by a deferral as penalties may apply.

Numbers should tell a story

Read why learning to use and understand the powerful reports inside Xero are critical to the overall success of your small business.

Can we help you streamline your accounts process?

Tell us what the biggest financial issue in your business is right now. Your business is worth that time.
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How precious is your time?

Contact Notch Above Bookkeeping today to get Xero, the world’s easiest accounting system setup and working for your business and saving you time so you can concentrate on making the most of work and personal life.

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Lost tax file numbers

Lost your tax file number? Here’s what to do If you’ve…
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STP reporting for small employers started 1 July

Small business clients need to be ready for STP by 30 September Reporting…

The human cost of late payments

Late payments affect business from financial and operational…
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Got cash for Christmas?

It would be nice if you could send an invoice, then sit back and watch the money roll in. But half of all invoices are paid late. And some aren’t paid at all. So how do you handle outstanding invoices so you can be sure to have cash for Christmas?
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Speed up payroll processing for small business

Is it time to switch to cloud based-online timesheets? Cloud-technology is rapidly changing the way small business owners do business. Your business, no matter what size, can have a state-of-the-art, easy-to-use staff scheduling and time-recording system. Read how.
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What makes a good cloud accounting provider?

Making the move to the cloud makes sense for your business, but it’s important to understand that not all cloud organisations have the same standards. Consider the ten factors in this guide to ensure you pick the best cloud accounting provider.
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Demystifying The End of Financial Year

Financial year-end can be a stressful time for small businesses, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what you need to get through it, and some tips on how to minimise the drama. What is the Australian financial year? The Australian financial year (also the Australian tax year) runs from 1 July to 30 June.
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Effortless Submissions with Receipt Bank for Xero

If you still have receipts stuffed in your wallet, jacket pocket,…
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Help! I can’t get my Xero accounts to balance out.

Xero is a powerful cloud accounting tool that has empowered many small business owners to take charge of their own finances. It’s a blessing for both business owners starting out and established businesses who rely on drawers of files and reams of paper.
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Why it’s time for small business to fall in love with remote bookkeeping

Big companies have long adopted remote working as an acceptable or even equal way of doing business. And it can work for you too. Read how.
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7 Budgeting Tips to TAKE CONTROL and Regain Financial Power

Have you ever felt like you’re just not getting ahead financially, and that even when your income increases you seem to be on a treadmill of spending every cent you earn and sometimes even more? Follow these 7 Budgeting Tips to TAKE CONTROL and Regain Financial Power.
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Personal Budgeting & Avoiding Future Tax Troubles

After a good long break, I’d like to start 2018 by talking about personal budgeting. Although I deal with business finances, I can tell you that your personal budget is inextricably linked to your company’s success.
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How Small Business Owners Strike A Work-Life Balance In Business

I always like to reflect on my business, especially around this time of the year as Christmas approaches. As a small business owner it's a perfect time to take a breather and ask the most important question...
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How to Give More This Christmas By Spending Less

As a business owner, Christmas is the perfect time to give back to your clients, customers and employees. However, sometimes I have to play devil’s advocate with my clients when it comes to their Christmas shopping sprees.

3 Things You Need To Be Aware Of With Simpler BAS

As a business owner, I hope you’ve paid attention to a new…
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5 Reasons Good Bookkeepers Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

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Are you on track with your business goals?

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Christmas in July? It’s possible with Xero.

It’s now a freezing cold July in Brisbane, marking the start…

What Are Your Super Obligations As A Business Owner?

Superannuation obligation is a tricky subject you need to tackle…

Take The Stress Out Of Your Day With These 6 Productivity Tips

After ten years of running my own business, I have learnt the…

Plan To Make Money In The New Financial Year

If there’s one thing you should start doing for this new financial…

How a Bookkeeper Counteracts the 3 Common Stresses of Small Business Owners

Being a small business owner is stressful. Reports, surveys and…

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5 Silly Excuses We Give For Not Going Paperless

After years of handling clients’ data, I’ve found that a…

Is your Bookkeeper Up To Industry Best Practice?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve thought about…

Numbers Ready for your Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy 101: Do you know how valuable your business is? When…

5 Awesome Ways a Dashboard Helps Kick Your Financial Goals

Studying financial reports or an excel spreadsheet can be a chore.…

The top 5 Benefits of Cloud Accounting with Xero

Have you heard the hype about cloud accounting and wondered “how…

5 Quick Tips for Faster Customer Payments

 Agree amounts upfront  Invoice immediately  Multiple…

3 Easy Steps To Identify Work Time Thieves

On average, Australian small business owners work considerably…

Demystifying the BAS Myths

I get a 2-week extension to lodge my BAS return through my business…

3 Easy steps To The First Holiday Dad Has Had In Years.

Does the prospect of going away on holiday away from your business…

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The Xero Dashboard displays all of your most important financial…

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How to nail invoice management

Build invoicing into the heart of your workflow Some businesses…

Invoice Reminders in Xero

Instead of you spending hours chasing overdue payments, Xero…

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3 Must Have Tax Tips – Open Before 30 June

The end of the financial year is rapidly approaching. It is time…

Bank Reconciliation in Xero

Xero is designed to automatically import your bank, credit…

Statement of cashflow

For small businesses a healthy cashflow is crucial. That’s…

Does your business need a mobile site

First impressions are important Your customers and prospects…

Security Advice from Xero

If you ever receive an unsolicited email that looks like…

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Save time and do more with Xero on your iPad! Split-screen…

Small Business Marketing Pt1

Marketing on a budget Large businesses often have dedicated…

Bank Rules in Xero

Bank rules in Xero will help you automate reconciling your…

How automated payments can improve your competitive advantage

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10 steps for business growth Seeing an opportunity for…

Sales & Online Invoicing in Xero

Xero accounting software helps make your sales and invoicing…

Manage bills and purchases in Xero

Managing your bills and purchases in Xero accounting software…

Billable expenses in Xero

Sometimes to get the job done you’ll incur expenses you…
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How to apply for an ABN

An unique number for every business An Australian Business Number…

How to connect Xero to Gmail

Bring all your customer activity, transactions and emails…

Back to Basics

Sometimes we forget the basics of software programs we may have…

Two Step Authentication

Keeping your financial data safe from malware and hackers is…

4 Ways to Improve Small-Business Cash Flow

A lot of small-businesses focus on profit, but cash flow is just…

3 Tips to work smarter, not harder

The more efficient you can be in running your business, the more…

Notifications in Xero

Notifications in Xero makes it easy to stay on top of what's…

Sales quotes in Xero Released

On Wednesday Xero released the ability to issue quotes from the…

Collect your cash faster – Streamline your Invoice Process

Invoicing is an important part of small business accounting.…

The changing face of business software

If you started a new business a few years ago you would probably…

5 Secrets of Goal Setting for Successful Business Owners

For most businesses – especially those just starting out –…

Xero Quick Tip – Multiple Emails, One Invoice.

Here is a quick Xero tip for today. How to add multiple invoices to a contact to enable the invoice to be sent to all email addresses. Take two minutes to learn this time saving tip.

Lost in Venice: How Software Support Helps You Navigate a New Application

Have you visited Venice? Rising out of the Venetian Lagoon like…

Travel and Tax Deductions

Claiming a tax deduction for travel-related accommodation and…

Receipt Rage? Keep Calm and Follow These Tips

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Is My Data Really Secure with Xero?

Given recent global events in which sensitive financial data…
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