Resilience in numbers

Resilience in numbers

To our friends and colleagues out there supporting local business in these crazy economic times; you’ve done a great job. You all deserve a pat on the back! Professional advice is more critical than ever when trying economic times are adding to the pressure on...

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$600 million package to help Queensland businesses

$600 million package to help Queensland businesses

Support is available if you are impacted by the Queensland lockdowns. The lockdown support client guide for Queensland businesses has been updated for the top-up grant funding announced by the Treasurer last week.  The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments...

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Embrace, adapt and enjoy the change. Act now!

Embrace, adapt and enjoy the change. Act now!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a massive wakeup call to businesses and organisations everywhere. It shows that change remains a constant and you cannot settle in for the slow grind, because major unforeseen events can occur, throwing a spanner in the works. You may...

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Team member in the spotlight – Hayley Jaram

Team member in the spotlight – Hayley Jaram

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to Client Manager, Hayley Jaram. What can you tell us about MWM Advisory? “MWM is very people focused. The company provides exceptional...

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Have we lost the human touch?

Have we lost the human touch?

It may seem ironic to spell this out in a blog post, but the art of communication is being lost in the workplace because we just don’t talk anymore. Every day we are bombarded with more communication than we can handle. So much so, that we are suffering from...

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Team member in the spotlight – Alison Thomas

Team member in the spotlight – Alison Thomas

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to Accountant, Alison Thomas. “I was drawn to joining MWM as they have a great reputation on the Gold Coast for providing more of an...

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New JobMaker incentives can help you employ young job seekers

New JobMaker incentives can help you employ young job seekers

With the roll-out of the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme your business could potentially receive up to $10,000 over a year for each eligible additional employee hired. The Australian Taxation Office has outlined its plans that will assist eligible businesses to claim...

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Team member in the Spotlight – Jake Turton

Team member in the Spotlight – Jake Turton

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to Accountant, Jake Turton. “MWM Advisory has developed into an ambitious, motivating and diverse workplace. It is exciting to have...

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Do you have Audit Insurance?

Do you have Audit Insurance?

As the world returns to normal after the seismic shifts of 2020, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) also returns to its standard practices including its audit activity. Australian taxpayers including businesses and individuals are regularly finding themselves at the...

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8 Tips for Businesses to Thrive in 2021

8 Tips for Businesses to Thrive in 2021

Operating a business in any year is tricky (last year being an exceptional example). So, as we kick off a new year with renewed focus, we’ve gathered 8 insightful tips to help your business thrive in 2021. 1: Nurture your brand advocates Loyal customers spread the...

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Online sales data under the ATO microscope

Online sales data under the ATO microscope

If you make more than $12,000 per annum through online sales then you could be liable to pay tax. The Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) online selling data-matching program has been in place since 2008 and has recently opened the door to acquire data on sales via...

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Our guide to accessing the new business stimulus incentives

Our guide to accessing the new business stimulus incentives

It’s been a difficult year for everyone – businesses included – and we’ve had to navigate a myriad of difficult economic, health and social upheavals. In response, with the release of the new Federal Budget, the Government announced a suite of business incentives in...

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JobKeeper 2.0 has landed and new tests apply

JobKeeper 2.0 has landed and new tests apply

The first tranche of JobKeeper ends on 27 September 2020. Those needing further support will need to reassess their eligibility and prove an actual decline in turnover. To receive JobKeeper 2.0 from 28 September 2020, eligible employers need to assess their decline in...

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Time is running out on the Superannuation guarantee amnesty

Time is running out on the Superannuation guarantee amnesty

The superannuation guarantee amnesty, introduced by the Federal Government earlier this year on 6 March, will end next week. The amnesty allows employers the opportunity to disclose and pay previously unpaid super guarantee charge (SGC), including any interest they...

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Team member in the spotlight: Susan Manns

Team member in the spotlight: Susan Manns

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to SMSF Manager, Susan Manns. “MWM values people. The focus is on building relationships rather than just processing numbers. The team...

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20/21 minimum wage increase is 1.75%

20/21 minimum wage increase is 1.75%

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to the National Minimum Wage following its 2020 Annual Wage Review.  The increase will apply to the first full pay period on or after the dates below depending on the industry the award covers, a sample of which...

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Planning is key to getting the best out of a challenging year

Planning is key to getting the best out of a challenging year

It's that time of year again and what an incredible year it has been! The changes have been rolling out thick and fast, and keeping up with them is enough to make your head spin. But June brings an end to our tax year and while that might seem like a burden right now,...

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How to avoid a login crisis when you change phones

How to avoid a login crisis when you change phones

Like it or not your mobile phone is akin to a set of keys – if you lose it or it becomes damaged you may find yourself ‘locked out’ of some business-critical applications such as Xero, MYOB, MyGov, MyGov ID, and banking apps. Apps like these often require a one-time...

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No more AUSkeys from 31 March

No more AUSkeys from 31 March

If you currently use an AUSkey to access the ATO business portal to lodge your BAS or access the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House, you will need to set up a myGovID by 31 March 2020. Your myGovID lets you prove who you are when using government online...

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Team member in the spotlight: Gillian Haseler

Team member in the spotlight: Gillian Haseler

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to, Client Services Coordinator, Gillian Haseler. “I enjoy working for such a progressive and proactive company. MWM Advisory promotes...

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Cash crackdown puts small businesses under the spotlight

Cash crackdown puts small businesses under the spotlight

A Senate committee is currently considering banning cash payments over $10,000 between individuals and businesses in a move to crack down on the Black Economy. Although there is resistance to the proposal the real issue for many businesses is that all cash payments...

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Team member in the spotlight: Kirsten Preece

Team member in the spotlight: Kirsten Preece

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to Information Management Accountant, Kirsten Preece. “Joining MWM Advisory has provided me with the opportunity to be a part of an...

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Team member in the spotlight: Kirsten Preece

Team member in the spotlight: Antonette van der Berg

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to Bookkeeper, Antonette van der Berg. “Modern. Dynamic. Innovative. These are the three words I would use to best describe MWM...

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Is your business caught in the new TPAR net?

Is your business caught in the new TPAR net?

A special Australian Taxation Office reporting requirement once restricted to the building and construction industry has expanded in the past year, and that means more businesses need to take heed or risk potential penalties. In its efforts to create greater clarity...

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Staying on top of WorkCover commitments

Staying on top of WorkCover commitments

For many employers WorkCover declarations can be confusing, especially if you aren’t aware of what is and isn’t defined as wages according to WorkCover Queensland. This means a lot of people get their WorkCover declarations wrong and this includes directors of...

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Team member in the spotlight: Kirsten Preece

Team member in the spotlight – Kento Waki

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to Accountant, Kento Waki “What I really enjoy about working at MWM advisory, is that it provides a great atmosphere to work in. It is...

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Time to take advantage of GST concessions

Time to take advantage of GST concessions

Positive cashflow is a sign that things are running smoothly in your business, but that can sometimes be tough for smaller businesses. Seasonal demands may require a heavy investment in extra staff and increased inventory during the year and that can lead to an...

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Team member in the spotlight: Kirsten Preece

Team member in the spotlight: Tim Huett

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to Manager, Tim Huett. “MWM Advisory is an exciting place to work. I believe the team here is really breaking new ground by partnering...

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MWM Advisory’s EOFY best practice check list

MWM Advisory’s EOFY best practice check list

Now is the time to prepare a budget and perform a break-even analysis for your business. Doing so will assist in setting targets and achieving your business goals. If you’re looking for some advice this end of financial year or would like to invest in our tax planning...

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No more AUSkeys from 31 March

Get on top of new government tender rules

With $75 billion in contracts up for grabs last financial year, government tenders are a potentially lucrative source of new business. Tenders range from simple supply contracts worth thousands of dollars to major multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects. While the...

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Game-changing rules for building industry

Game-changing rules for building industry

The Queensland construction industry has undergone a major shake-up in recent years aimed at shoring up confidence in the sector. The measures, triggered by a 2016 review of the industry, have effectively beefed up the powers of the Queensland Building and...

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Team member in the spotlight: Kirsten Preece

Team member in the spotlight: Jessica Outeiro

In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month, so you can get to know the team a little better. Say hello to  Jessica Outeiro, SMSF Administrator. “MWM doesn’t just say we want to help people, we actually do it! We look after our clients as...

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Adding value for clients in the digital world

Adding value for clients in the digital world

With the due date for your 2017/18 business tax looming, we thought it was the perfect time to showcase our MWM Advisory app and let you know about all the great things it does to make your life easier. Our free mobile app ties in with our passion for business...

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