accounting faq's

Accounting FAQ’s

What do you charge for your services?

Our prices are as follows:

  • Standard Simple Tax Return: $110
  • Couple’s Tax Returns (x2): $99 each
  • Rental Property Schedule: Extra $50 per property
  • Capital Gains Schedule: Extra $50 per event
  • Business Schedule: From $300

Note: Our prices for individual tax returns may vary, depending on the complexity of your affairs. Tax returns for individuals who operate a business will be higher and will depend on the nature, size and complexity of your business – we can provide a quote on request. We will let you know if your return is going to cost more than our standard prices above.

We also provide accounting annual package services, which include 4 Quarterly Business Activity Statements, End of Year Financial Statements and Tax Returns, as well as a whole year of business advice.

Due to the differences between each business, please contact us for a suited package price.

What is the process time?

Simple tax returns will be processed during our appointment (if all relevant information is provided) and submitted instantly. We will provide you with an estimated amount for refund or payable. In some cases we might not be able to complete your return on the same day; however, we will endeavour to complete it and present it to you for signing within 24 hours.

Once the return is lodged with Australian Tax Office, it takes about 14 – 28 days to finalise, and issue a Notice of Assessment with the refund or payment slip.

What if I am not up to date with my tax returns?

We can help you!

We have helped many clients get all of their tax affairs up to date, some after many, many years of not lodging tax returns. Being so far behind in your taxes can be a very stressful situation, and in our experience, it is always better to talk to the experts about your situation and get it sorted, as soon as possible. Many people report that getting up to date is a massive relief and a weight off their shoulders.

A common reason why clients have been reluctant to get their taxes done is because they are concerned they will have very substantial tax debts. While we cannot know what the outcome will be in your situation, many clients actually end up receiving refunds after getting their affairs up to date.

If you do end up owing money, this is where choosing the right accountant can make a big difference. We can help to apply for remission of any fines or interest that applies for lodging tax returns late.

We will also negotiate with the ATO for a payment arrangement for the debt if you cannot pay it all at once. We can often arrange to spread the payment of your tax debts over 12-months or longer in some cases.

The most important thing is that you discuss your situation with us as soon as possible so that we know where you stand and can start the process of getting everything sorted out.