Why Your Small Business Should Use Swell: A Cashflow Forecasting Tool

In the world of small business, keeping up with the latest data trends and maintaining a healthy cash flow can be quite demanding. This is where Lemonade Beach’s Cashflow Forecasting program, “Swell” steps in – a real time financial tracking and management tool that serves as your financial consultant and advisor.

Three Swell Levels to Transform Your Business: Snapper, Bells, and Mavericks

In this blog post, we delve into the three levels of our Swell Cashflow Forecasting tool: Snapper, Bells, and Mavericks. Each one is designed to address the specific needs of businesses at different phases of their journey.

Tax Time Occupation Guides

With tax time upon us, the ATO has pulled together some handy occupation guides to help you to better understand what you can and can’t claim on your 2022 income tax return.

You can download each of the guides in our latest blog article, or visit the ATO website for more information.

Tax Saving Strategies for Small Business Owners

Owning a small business presents various challenges, and managing taxes effectively is one of them. Although navigating the complex tax system may seem overwhelming, implementing effective strategies can lower your tax responsibilities and boost your profits. As tax specialists, we’ve pulled together some practical tax-saving strategies designed for small business owners.

Tax Saving Strategies for Home-Based Businesses

Home sweet office? You can certainly cash in on that!  Whether you’re freelancing, consulting, or running the show from your living room, understanding home office tax deductions can be a game-changer. Let’s unpack some juicy ways that home businesses can squeeze the most out of their tax benefits with home office deductions.

Tax Implications of Working Remotely

Navigating the shift to remote work? Let’s untangle the tax implications together. Whether you’re an independent worker, part of a remote-friendly company, or a business owner managing a remote team, understanding the tax system is key. It might seem like a jigsaw puzzle, but armed with the right insights, you can ensure you’re following the rules and taking advantage of potential tax perks. So, let’s break it down.

Your Guide to Tax Planning

Tax planning plays a vital role in both personal and business finance, yet it is often neglected until tax season approaches. However, understanding and implementing effective tax planning strategies can make a significant difference in your financial well-being. In this guide, we’ll explore what tax planning entails, why it’s essential, and when you can leverage it to your advantage.

Balancing Cashflow and Profitability for Business Success

Distinguishing between cashflow and profit is crucial for managing a successful business. Both serve distinct financial purposes and understanding their differences is essential. Profit, also known as net income, is the outcome of subtracting expenses from revenue, while cashflow reflects the movement of cash in and out of a business. Positive cashflow indicates more money coming in, whereas negative cashflow indicates more money going out.

How are Sole Traders taxed in Australia?

Whether you’re just starting as a sole trader, contemplating a shift in your business structure as a company owner, or an established sole trader looking to project your tax obligations for the upcoming year, it’s crucial to gain a clear understanding of how tax rates function for sole traders in Australia.

What is Cash Flow Forecasting

Imagine your business’s finances as a vast and dynamic ocean, each wave representing the ebb and flow of your cashflow. In this analogy, cashflow forecasting becomes your navigation tool, helping you smoothly sail through the financial waters.

‘Tis the season to talk about Christmas Party Tax Rules

Have you ever wondered how to navigate the Fringe Benefits Tax when planning your business’ Christmas party? Well, fret not! We’ve got you covered with all the details on how to keep the party going without breaking the Christmas budget.

Income Averaging: Who It Applies To and How It Works

Income averaging is a tax-saving strategy introduced by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to promote tax fairness. It is aimed at individuals who experience significant fluctuations in their earnings, and involves spreading out their taxable income over several years to find the average (i.e. the new taxable income in which they are assessed against).