Accounting, Taxation and Business Advisory Services in Blackburn, Victoria

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TBT Accounting (formerly Tregear Bain Taplin) has been providing professional, reliable accounting, taxation, and business advisory services to our clients for over 30 years. We strive to work closely with our clients to understand their business, and assist them to successfully navigate their particular business landscape.

Our philosophy is to establish long term relationships with our clients based on trust and respect. As a trusted adviser, we aim to ensure our services are relevant, timely, and communicated to clients in a manner that contributes to the decision making process.

TBT Accounting: working with you to secure your future.

Our Services

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Accounting & Taxation

We believe accounting services should be straight forward and stress-free. By providing bookkeeping, accounting, and taxation solutions we will work with you to manage your cash flow and meet your tax obligations.

Compliance is of the upmost importance but we also believe in offering quality management advice and support. We are committed to offering the highest level of friendly and professional service and welcome the opportunity to work with you.

The areas we specialise in are as follows:

Business Accounting

You concentrate on running your business and let us take care of your business accounting and taxation requirements.

Some of the services we can offer your business include:

Personal Accounting

We offer a range of Personal Accounting services for individual employees but our most popular service is assisting with the completion of individual tax returns.

Tax returns can be complex and there are often allowable tax deductions and expense claims available that our clients are often not be aware of. We can help you minimise your payable tax and potentially increase your tax return plus make sure your tax return is lodged on time.

We also offer advice on:

Bookkeeping & Financial Record Management

Data entry is one of the most important steps in the preparation of financial information. The more accurately data is entered then the greater benefit it is to ensuring your management information is up to date and accurate.

TBT Accounting staff will get this job done efficiently, especially if using cloud based products and software shortcuts, which leaves you more time to concentrate on your business.

We can:

Business Advisory

Our main aim is to help clients grow, develop and strengthen their businesses. Small, medium or large businesses all benefit from receiving expert help in areas such as strategy development, management accounting, cost analysis and budgeting. Such help is very important to attaining their short and long term objectives.

Our aim is to enable you and your business to maximise potential and profitability. We do this by providing the highest level of technical and commercial solutions to resolve issues that might impair the attainment of these outcomes.

Our expertise and time will help you attain your goals.

We specialise in the following:

Business Start-Ups & Structures

There are four main business structures commonly used by small businesses in Australia and we can help with them all:

Sole trader: an individual operating as the sole person legally responsible for all aspects of the business.

Partnership: an association of people or entities running a business together, but not as a company. A partnership is relatively inexpensive to set up and operate.

Company: a legal entity separate from its shareholders.

Trust: an entity that holds property or income for the benefit of others. Trusts require a formal trust deed that outlines how the trust operates, requires the trustee to undertake formal yearly administrative tasks and if you operate your business as a trust, the trustee is legally responsible for its operations. A trustee of a trust can be a company, providing some asset protection.

It is important to note that you can change your business structure throughout the life of your business.

We can help with the following:

Cloud Accounting

Cloud accounting is based on your accounting software being stored online and accessed over the Internet. This allows you, your staff and your accountant to gain access from any location plus software and tax tables are automatically upgraded and data backups automatically managed.

Our solutions will help your business take advantage of an eco-system where your accounting software is the centre of all your information. From manufacturing and inventory, to customer relationship management (CRM), to rostering/timesheets and payroll, you will be in control of every aspect of your business. All is supported by comprehensive reporting.

Do not hesitate to contact us for an obligation free consultation session on business software solutions. With customised solutions, discounted software subscription, hands-on and personal training, we are committed to deliver you a quality of service that will meet and even exceed your expectations.

Auditing

There are many reasons why a business or association may need to be audited. These include audits regulated by ASIC, government departments and licensing authorities.

You may wish for your business to be audited to ensure your financials are all correct, up to date and compliant with Australian accounting standards.

We offer ongoing support for annual audits and can discuss audit insurance for your business.

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are required to be audited annually.

Our business auditing services include:

Secure File Transfer is a facility that allows the safe and secure exchange of confidential files or documents between you and us.

Email is very convenient in our business world, there is no doubting that. However email messages and attachments can be intercepted by third parties, putting your privacy and identity at risk if used to send confidential files or documents. Secure File Transfer eliminates this risk.

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