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Accounting For Trades People

We are accountants for trades people. We understand your business, the unique demand and taxation obligations that businesses in the building and construction industry are faced with.

The long hours and physical demands associated with the trades, often means the small business owner doesn't get around to giving attention to their accounting and taxation obligations. 

Our helpful and professional team at Tax Concepts are here to ease the demands, and to help you manage your taxation matters to ensure you don't pay too much tax or miss legislative requirements.

In the 2011-12 federal budget, the government announced a new requirement by certain businesses to report annually to the ATO on payments made to contractors in the building and construction industry.

Failing to adequately prepare for tax obligations can cause problems with your business cash flow at certain times of the year. Contact us as your preferred accountant for trades people, for professional advice and expertise.

Software selection seems to be another major hurdle for tradespeople. Too often we find plumbers, carpenters and electricians using accounting software beyond their business needs and level of accounting skill. This usually leads to considerable frustration and records that amount to nothing more than a 'computerised shoebox'.

With so many software packages on the market, it is easy to become confused and make the wrong decision. They range in functionality and sophistication with a price tag to match! Our first step with new clients in the trades, is to review their business needs and level of accounting skill.

If you don't understand double entry accounting including debits, credits and journal entries, then you'll probably struggle to cope with higher end programs without undergoing extensive training. If you just need to track your receipts, payments and GST, we recommend MYOB. It lets you generate tax invoices, monitor debtors and produce monthly statements and budgets. If you employ staff you can purchase the add-on wages module.

We are not your average accounting firm that just keeps the 'score'

Our mission is to help you grow your business, and with several years experience with clients in the trades, you can benefit from our experience. To support this claim, visit the 'client services directory' on the home page of our website where we invite our database of clients to use the services of our business clients including various tradespeople.

Over 50 Trades & Services...

We have many years experience servicing clients across a broad range of trades including:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Appliance Repairs
  • Auto Electricians
  • Bathroom Renovations
  • Blacksmiths and Farriers
  • Blinds - Repair & Installation
  • Bricklaying
  • Builders
  • Cabinet Makers
  • Carpenters
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Carpet Repairs
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Concreting
  • Domestic Cleaning
  • Electricians
  • Fencing Contractors
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Gas Fitters
  • Glazing
  • Hairdressers
  • Handymen
  • Insulation
  • Interior Decorators
  • Joinery
  • Kitchen Renovations
  • Landscaping
  • Lawn Care
  • Motor Mechanics
  • Painters
  • Panel Beaters
  • Paving
  • Pergola
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Roof Tilers
  • Roofing
  • Security Doors, Gates & Grills
  • Tilers
  • Tree Lopping
  • Vinyl & Carpet Laying
  • Window Cleaning
  • Welding Services

What to Look for in an Accountant

As a business owner you need more than an accountant who just keeps the score. We are not your average accounting firm. Our team aims to help you build a better, more profitable and valuable business by combining the knowledge of your business with our consulting tools and expertise.

Tradespeople are one of our specialist client groups and you can benefit from our experience. If you are looking to start a business in the trades talk to us about our comprehensive 45-page booklet, 'Starting or Buying a Small Business'. It is a valuable resource available to clients and explores all the key issues such as alternative business structures, GST and tax registrations, record keeping, legal issues, employing staff and preparing a business plan and cash flow budget.

How We Can Help You

Just like your trade, we recognise the need to deliver timely, quality advice and services. Our approach is personal, you will enjoy support, guidance and accessibility together with cost-effective strategies and solutions.

Small Business is Our Passion. We offer you a full range of accounting, tax and financial services. Contact us today because your business success is important to us.