How to check your employees have the right visa to work in Australia

So you want to employ someone to work in your business, it is your responsibility to make sure you are employing a legal worker. A legal worker is an Australian citizen, permanent residents & People in Australia with valid visas which allow them to work, this includes New Zealand citizens. Penalties apply if you employ a worker who does not have a valid visa to work in Australia. It is your responsibility to make sure that they do have the correct visa. The Department of Immi

How to make sure that the person doing your accounts and BAS is a BAS Agent.

Did you know that a person, partnership or company cannot charge a fee for preparing your Business Activity Statement (BAS) unless they are a registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board? The Tax Agent Services Act 2009 and Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 were introduced last year and to be registered as a BAS Agent one must have the necessary education and work experience to complete a BAS. You can check the BAS Agent Register to make sure that the person prepar

Creating custom invoices in Xero

If you have access within Xero to customise how your customer invoices, credit notes and statements look. You can change the standard theme which is created by Xero as a default or create a new theme, alternatively you can create you own custom .docx themes by changing fonts, colour and the placement of fields. Check out our video below or contact us and we can set up your invoice templates or teach you how to. #xero #xerocustomisation #xeroinvoicing #xerotemplates

How to use a USB barcode scanner with your iPad and Vend POS

As Vend POS will work on an iPad I have been wondering how you could use a bar code scanner with an iPad, there are Bluetooth barcode scanners but they can be pretty expensive and not 100% proven to work with the iPad and Vend POS.  @vendhq shared a post on twitter the other day of how to attach a USB barcode scanner to your iPad. If you are an iPad user you will know that there are no USB ports, Apple have released an iPad Camera Connection Kit which retails for AUD $35, thi

5 Reasons to choose cloud accounting software

No Upfront Costs - Using a cloud solution for your accounting means lower costs as there are no upfront investments in IT infrastructure or Software, you can use your exisiting hardware and it is a monthly subscription service. Always backed up - No need to worry about backing up your data, it is always backed up remotely. Access from anywhere - As your accounts are online you can access them from anywhere in the world at any time with an internet connection. Information is s