OUR SERVICES

INDIVIDUALS

You can get your individual tax returns completed by contacting our office for an appointment. It's a simple process and we'll help to make a smooth and simple transaction.  Our team has exceptional experience and can solving your query and work with you to maximize your eligible deductions and getting you the best possible result. 

 

You can be assured that all your income tax return work, from preparing your tax return to dealing with complicated matters with the ATO, will be completed in a professional and timely manner. 

OUR SERVICES

“Every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible within this site. Nonetheless, inadvertent errors can occur and applicable laws, rules and regulations may change.

The information contained in this site is general and is not intended to serve as advice. No warranty is given in relation to the accuracy or reliability of any information. Users should not act or fail to act on the basis of information contained herein. Users are encouraged to contact Cargill & Associates professional advisers for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision”

BUSINESS SERVICES
BOOKKEEPING

Modern business requires up-to-date, accurate financial information. We can relieve you and your staff of the enormous burden of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs, including preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal, and planning purposes.

We will discuss your requirements with you and provide information relevant to your particular situation, as well as constructive advice, on a regular basis.

BUDGETING

A good budget is a necessity in a good business plan. It is one of the best business tools you can have, enabling you to set financial targets and measure your performance.

In addition to goal-setting value, budgets will often improve your chances of acquiring funding. Financiers often require budgets as a prerequisite for funding approval.

The techniques we utilise to form financial projections enable you to consider future scenarios and provide you with goals to strive for in your business. There are many types of budgets. We can help you design the right budget for your requirements.

Let us show you how a budget can provide feedback that helps you prepare for the future of your business!

BUSINESS START-UP

Modern business requires up-to-date, accurate financial information. We can relieve you and your staff of the enormous burden of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs, including preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal, and planning purposes.

We will discuss your requirements with you and provide information relevant to your particular situation, as well as constructive advice, on a regular basis.

CASH FLOW FORECASTING

Are you holding too much inventory? Is this the right time to expand your business? Are you going to have enough cash to pay all your expenses every month? Surviving in today's business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business than in it.

We can provide you with accurate, timely, informative cash flow forecasting reports that enable you to:

  • Realise and understand when cash is available

  • Plan and prepare for expansion, stock control, and taxes

  • Analyse and anticipate key expenses

Equipped with this information, we'll work with you to develop action strategies that improve your bottom line.

SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

A decent accounting system will help you keep track of your cash flow and make completing GST returns easy. Choosing the right system for your business can be difficult as there are over sixty different accounting packages available in Australia. At Cargill & Associates we invest considerable resources in ongoing staff training to ensure we can recommend the best accounting software solution for your business.

Let us help you make the right choice of accounting software!

SPECIALIST SERVICES
COMPANY SECRETARY

Company legislation requires businesses to perform several administration tasks that take up a lot of valuable company time. The last thing you need as a business owner is to be stressed out trying to ensure you comply with the Corporations Law. The possible threat of penalties for failing to keep up with the changing rules is too great a risk to take.

At Cargill & Associates we can relieve this burden for you. Our services include:

  • General advice on company law

  • Company formations

  • Filing annual returns on your behalf

  • Preparing all documentation related to minutes and resolutions

  • Maintaining statutory books

  • Assistance with changes of directors, shareholders, addresses, and office details

  • Bonus issues

  • Share transfers

  • Registered office facility

FARM ACCOUNTING

Farm accounting involves specific business, financial, and taxation issues, and a specialist understanding of the industry. At Cargill & Associates we keep abreast of the developments in both the farming and accounting industries, ensuring we are uniquely placed to provide up-to-date, accurate advice.

Our services include:

  • Farm budgeting and cash flows

  • Farm sales and purchases

  • Ownership structures

  • Preparation of financial statements

  • Taxation

  • Seasonal planning

  • Succession planning

RENTAL PROPERTY

We have the expertise required to assist you in a variety of areas relating to residential and commercial property.

The services we offer include:

  • Advice on purchasing a property

  • Reviews of lease agreements

  • Advice on funding

  • Guidance in tax minimisation

  • Advice on ownership structure

  • Periodic reviews to ensure returns are maximised

The importance of forecasts in making a residential investment cannot be emphasised enough. We can provide you with forecasts for:

  • Revenue returns

  • Financial position

  • Potential growth

SELF MANAGED SUPERANNUATION FUNDS (SMSF)

There are several trust laws and legislative requirements for setting up a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). Typically you need to:

  • Obtain a trust deed

  • Appoint trustees

  • Sign a trustee declaration (NAT 71089)

  • Elect to become a regulated fund

  • Obtain a tax file number (TFN)

  • Obtain an Australian business number (ABN)

We provide the professional advice you need to set up your own fund, ensure you remain compliant and greatly simplify the process for you. Our services include financial & compliance audits as required by law.

TRUSTS

A trust provides a valuable way to protect the assets you have accumulated for the benefit of others. Our extensive experience with trusts enables us to offer specialist advice on trust formation and ensures all statutory requirements are met. Obligations for trustees can often be onerous, and our assistance in trust administration can prove invaluable. We can assist with:

  • Preparing and executing the vital documentation required for trust formation

  • Attending to the special requirements involved in reporting for trusts

  • Completing the trust administration:

    • Minute-keeping service

    • Annual accounts

    • Taxation

    • Asset management

    • Investment monitoring

    • Income distribution

BUSINESS VALUATIONS

Am I getting the best price for the sale of my business? Is the asking price too much? An independent valuation provides you with answers to the questions you often need to ask about the value of a business or property.

We are trained and experienced in business valuations and can provide you with simple guidelines and formulae to determine the value of your business or property. We can also appear in court or for arbitration as expert witnesses in relation to business valuations. Choose Cargill & Associates for a professional, accurate valuation service!

SPECIALIST SERVICES
GST MANAGEMENT

The GST system is a complex and confusing one. Consequently Cargill & Associates ensures our team remains up to date with any changes, enabling us to offer you accurate advice.

Every transaction now has an associated GST issue. We are experienced in these issues and can offer expert advice on the GST implications for your business. The GST-related services we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Advice on registering for GST

  • Filing and adjusting GST returns

  • ATO audit assistance

TAXATION

We offer a full range of taxation services. Our taxation consulting division is nationally recognised and we offer advice based on proven knowledge and experience. Our proactive approach ensures we deliver consistent service and build solid relationships that stand the test of time.

Taxation can be a major cost to your business. We will work with you to minimise your tax and help you achieve your key objectives. We provide a complete service of assistance and advice in each of these areas:

  • Preparing activity statements and advice on tax payments

  • GST/FBT obligations

  • Advice on, and implementation of, tax effective trust structures for asset protection and tax minimisation

  • Managing any ATO audits or disputes

SMSF AUDIT

We view audits not as an overhead or necessary evil, but as a great opportunity to review your business.

Our audit team will work closely with you to get to know your business. We use the latest computerised systems, based around a detailed analytical review of the accounts. This enables us to offer an objective view of your business so we can advise you of any potential problem areas.

Cargill & Associates ABN 41 165 974 193
ACCOUNTANTS | TAX CONSULTANTS | BUSINESS ADVISERS
Ground Floor, 74 Keilor Road | Essendon North VIC 3041
Tel 03 9351 0222 | Email info@cargills.net.au
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