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HELPFUL RESOURCES

We are here to support people and businesses on the Coffs Coast and across Australia with sound advice, education and up to the minute information comprising of all things business and accounting. Here, we provide you with a centralised resource on key accounting, business development and wealth management topics, issues and links. 

If you can’t find the information you need here, then be sure to contact us. Our professional team are happy to help!

FORMS & CHECKLISTS

Access the latest checklists to help with the preparation of your tax returns.

The effort you invest now will assist us to be able to complete your accounts accurately and efficiently, saving you unnecessary fees that might otherwise be incurred if we have to come back to you multiple times requesting more information.

Tax Planning Checklist

Tax Planning is a great way to prepare ahead of tax time how you can effectively mitigate your liabilities.

Individual Tax Return Checklist

A helpful checklist for individuals to prepare your records and paperwork for your tax year end.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to meet with you face-to-face?
    Not at all. We welcome face-to-face appointments for all clients; however it isn’t an essential part of having your work done with us. We have clients all over Australia (and some overseas) and have several different means of keeping in touch; calls, emails, online submission forms, and online Zoom or Teams meetings. For new prospective clients – we offer a complimentary one hour meeting with no obligations.
  • How much will it cost to prepare my tax return?
    A straight forward income tax return means there is usually just one or two payment summaries; some claimable expenses and private health insurance. It does not include any tax returns that include rental properties, investment portfolios or any business income (i.e. sole trader). The cost of one individual tax return, for one year is $165 (inc GST) (2024 pricing). If your work is a little more complex; you have a business, or rental properties or are looking for more than just a tax relationship, we suggest an initial meeting to get to know you and what is really important to you. We always quote upfront so you are fully aware of what is included BEFORE we start any work. We are transparent with all fees, so there are never any unexpected surprise bills. The traditional model for accountants was an hourly rate and we have moved away from this model in recent times, towards offering our clients monthly service agreements and upfront quoting. This is for a variety of reasons; – this traditional model, in essence, is a conflict of interest, because it means (as an industry) we are directly rewarded for how inefficient we are – the longer we take to do a job, the more we get. By having a set price or agreement in place, we are able to promote our emphasis on customer service and completing jobs quickly for our clients, ensuring our relationship is mutually profitable. – we have found it greatly assists your business cashflow, you know what to expect and when, there are no surprise invoices. – with our monthly agreements it can you peace of mind. Feel safe and secure in the knowledge that you can contact us, meet with us, ask us questions, whenever you need to and there will be no bill for our time.
  • Why should I choose MJA Business Solutions?
    We like to think of ourselves as different to your standard accountancy firm. We look at each of our clients as a unique individual, with unique circumstances and needs. Looking at our clients from a holistic viewpoint gives us an opportunity to find out what is really driving you, why are you getting up each morning to go to work? Where do you want to be in one, two, five or ten years? What is really important to you and how can we help you achieve your goals? Sometimes this might not have anything to do with tax or BAS or accounting compliance work. We just want to see our clients get to where they want to be. We want to help them grow and thrive. We offer a free one hour, no obligation initial appointment for all potential new clients.
  • What type of clients do MJA Business Solutions mostly deal with?
    We deal with a wide range of clients from employed individuals with PAYG tax returns, rental properties, investment portfolios and cryptocurrencies right up to small, medium and large business clients, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. We have clients locally, interstate & international and offer Zoom calls for all clients. We have experience in many different business areas and with all business structures; sole traders, partnerships, trusts, companies and other listed organisations. Our relationship with our clients is more than just about making sure their compliance work is up to date. We want to work with our clients to grow & develop their business and personal wealth and offer a range of services to suit their needs.
  • What are the benefits of using a Registered Tax Agent? Do I need to?
    Short answer is 'no' you don't need to have a registered tax agent complete your accounts. Long answer is 'however, there are a tonne of benefits of enlisting their services' A Tax Agent must be registered with the Tax Practitioners Board and follow strict regulations that ensure they act in a professional manner. A registered Tax Agent lives and breathes tax and accounting, they can help you make the most of the tax reporting process and obligations, they know the ins and outs of what you can and can't claim, and can offer you up-to-date and sound advice on YOUR financial circumstances. We hear a lot of people say things like, "My mate from the gym said he got thousands back by claiming XYZ." or "My friend said that we should be able to do ABC like they did and not pay tax on it." From our experience it is important to remember that each and every situation is unique and it is important to get the most up to date and accurate information for your needs for what best for you in this current financial year and moving forward. Most registered tax agents have special lodgement schedules and can lodge returns for their clients later than the usual 31 October deadline. **If you did not go to a registered tax agent for the last tax year – or if you will be going to a different tax agent this year – make sure you see them before 31 October. See this article from the ATO that further explains the role of the tax agent.
  • Is it difficult to change accountants?
    Not at all, changing accountants is a simple process. Once you decide you are happy for us to be your registered tax agent, we take care of the hand over of all information and documents.

SHORT COURSES

Sometimes it may not be practical for you to take time out to come in and see us, we have brought together some of our most frequently asked for trainings and developed some easy to follow, short courses online for you to work through at your own pace and come back to whenever you need.

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OUR PEOPLE

SHORT COURSES

HELPFUL LINKS

ABR

Australian Business Register - apply for and manage your ABN

ATO

For everything personal and business tax related

Fair Work Ombudsman

Find employee and employer award information and pay rates

MoneySmart

Tools, resources and information regarding all things money.

ASIC

Business name registration and company management tools and information

ATO Business Portal

Login to the ATO Business Portal to access your lodgements

GrantConnect

Search current grant opportunities and information

NSW Fair Trading

Business licences, qualifications & registrations.

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