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Whether you do landscape construction and gardening or mowing and maintenance, we've got your back – supported by 40 years of trade accounting experience.
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Our client Jason decided to strike out on his own after building a steady stream of client contacts. As the business grew, Jason took on more staff and more clients – but he soon ran into cashflow troubles.
We assisted Jason with building a financial model so that he could accurately forecast when cash would run low and when he may need a loan from the bank. Jason was then able to take his financial projections to the bank and successfully negotiate an overdraft.
Having an accurate model also allows him to correctly measure the profitability of each job, and project future profitability long before the end of each financial year.
Our specialist accounting and business advisory team has more than 40 years of experience in your industry.
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This can be a grey area for business owners – but as a general rule, if you hire a sub contractor with the same characteristics as an employee, you would need to be paying super from day one.
Landscape and garden industry employers are required to pay CoINVEST to employees on a quarterly basis.
This can be a complex calculation, but bear in mind the associated costs of hiring a staff member – including super, long service leave and payroll tax – to ensure you have the correct charge-out rates.
There is no right or wrong answer here. What's most important is to review your business and make the best choice based on your situation. We can advise whether you would be better suited to one or the other option, or even a combination of both.
If the item cost less than $30,000 you may be able to deduct the whole amount in one financial year – which will reduce your overall taxable income. If the item cost over $30,000 you will need to depreciate the asset and claim it over a number of years. A common method is to deduct 15 per cent in the first year of use, and then 30 per cent for each year following.
Consider issues such as choosing the right award or agreement for your apprentice, and deciding whether they should be classed as full time or part time. It's also important to keep good records and produce accurate pay slips. Finally, remember to cover your apprentice under your own workcover policy.
We can grow your horticulture business to reach new heights of success. Talk to us today for expert advice.