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At Helm Accounting, we specialize in helping people who make things. If you own a business in building and construction, engineering, or a specialist trade then we want to meet you.

We will help you plan your business and control your money so your business can grow. We want you to succeed.

We are committed to giving our clients the best solutions and advice.  We are great at accounting and tax but that is just the tip of the iceberg. We keep the big picture in mind, looking at where you are now and providing you with the focus and planning to get where you want.

Whether you are just looking for help to survive the tax office requirements or you want to take your business to the next level, we are the people you need to see.

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It is important to inform our clients of changes that occur in the regulatory environment. For this reason, we would like to inform you of the voluntary disclosure initiative currently being run by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

The project is called: Project DO IT “Disclose Offshore Income Today”.

It provides an opportunity for eligible taxpayers that may have unreported or incorrectly reported offshore income and assets to come forward and avoid steep penalties and the risk of criminal prosecution for tax avoidance. The Project DO IT initiative covers amounts in your  tax return, including:

  • foreign income or a transaction with an offshore structure
  • deductions relating to foreign income that have been claimed incorrectly
  • capital gains in respect of foreign assets or Australian assets transferred offshore
  • income from an offshore entity that is taxable in your hands
  • Offshore deductions relating to domestic income.

 

Cut-off date

The cut-off date for voluntary disclosure is 19 December 2014, after which Project DO IT will conclude.

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Most people will quite literally earn millions of dollars in their lifetime. Yet many people struggle financially and live from paycheque to paycheque.

With the ageing population and many Baby Boomers now continuing to work, at least on a part-time basis, past the traditional retirement age, people are working more years than ever. Even if a person works only 40 years, at average earnings, that’s a lot of money.

It is said, Money talks, but for many, all it ever says is, Good-bye.

Have you ever found that the month lasts longer than the money? Or have you ever got your tax return and looked at all the money you have earned over the past 12 months and then thought, Where has it all gone?

You’re not alone. And the good news is, now there’s a simple solution. Read More

Success in business requires a number of essential ingredients. A sound strategy. A robust business model. Effective planning. Strong financial control and bookkeeping. A good team. Great systems. Measurement. Focus.

But you know what? Even all those elements are not enough without this skill: Execution.

Call it “Getting Things Done”, making things happen, the action habit, extreme focus… call it what you like, for many entrepreneurs it’s what separates mediocre from magic. It’s the difference between a business that plods along from one year to the next, and one that grows, evolves, impresses, enriches. Read More

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