January 2020 Newsletter
- Primary Producers – Luxury Car Tax Refund
- $10,000 limit on cash payments
- Cash-flow Woes Continue to Drive Insolvencies
- The Granting of Probate & Finalising of an Estate
- Should your SMSF have an Individual or Corporate trustee?
- The Top 5 Signs an Employee is About to Quit
The Morrison government has sought to head off internal and crossbench anger over plans to forbid cash payments of $10,000 or more, outlining a string of exclusions it says will protect those who still want to use notes and cents.
Rules governing new laws around large cash payments make it clear they will exclude gifts, private transactions such as used car sales and situations where people have …
Inadequate cash flow or high cash use continue to be the root cause for a company’s failure, ASIC’s latest corporate insolvency report shows.
It’s not something anyone wants to have to think about, but there will come a time when you or a loved one will need their estate to be finalised. What’s the process?
Probate – the process of validating a will – sees a document issued by the Supreme Court in each state for the management of a deceased person’s estate in accordance with their will.
An SMSF can either have a corporate trustee or individual trustees.
We strongly recommend that an SMSF have a sole purpose corporate trustee for the reasons outlined below. Further, a sole purpose SMSF corporate trustee qualifies for a substantially reduced annual ASIC review fee compared to a normal company.
55% of Australians believe they can tell when someone is thinking of leaving just by the way they act. Here are the key warning signs that signal that an employee is about to quit.
Announcements:This month we wish a Happy Birthday to Andrew and Gabi and congratulate Paula, Lee and Grant who all celebrate another work anniversary at Watts Price.
Software Price Increases
Please note the following bookkeeping software price increases announced by the respective vendors.
Reckon – Effective 16 January 2020
|Reckon Accounts Hosted Annual Licence||$705.00|
|Reckon Accounts Accounting 2019 Annual Licence||$530.00|
|Reckon Accounts Plus 2019 Annual Licence||$620.00|
|Reckon Accounts Premier 2019 Annual Licence (from)||$745.00|
|Reckon Accounts Enterprise 2019 Annual Licence (from)||$750.00|
|Reckon Accounts Personal Plus 2020 Annual Licence||$180.00|
|Reckon Accounts Home & Business 2020 Annual Licence||$240.00|
Quickbooks Online – Effective 4 February 2020
Note: For clients that are paying Watts Price Accountants or Knights Accounting directly for their subscription you may be on a discounted licence that takes precedence over the rate changes below. If you are affected by the changes below we will contact you prior to the price change!
|Simple Start||$20.00 p/m|
Xero – Effective 18 March 2020
|Xero Standard||$52.00 p/m|
|Xero Premium 5||$67.00 p/m|
|Xero Premium 10||$77.00 p/m|
|Xero Premium 20||$92.00 p/m|
MYOB – Effective 1 April 2020
MYOB raise their subscription prices 1 April every year, at the time of writing we are not aware of the new rates. Listed below is the current rates, based on past experience you might expect up to a 10% increase.
Note: For clients that are paying Watts Price Accountants or Knights Accounting directly for their subscription we will continue to apply a 10% discount to the MYOB retail price.
|MYOB Essentials||$48.00 p/m|
|MYOB Essentials + Payroll||$60.00 p/m|
|MYOB AccountRight Standard||$70.00 p/m|
|MYOB AccountRight Plus||$109.00 p/m|
|MYOB AccountRight Premier||$140.00 p/m|
If you would like to discuss any issues relating to your bookkeeping software please contact us!
All the best from the Watts Price Team!