APL Accounting News July 2019

July 2019 www.aplaccountants.com.au Phone 07 3488 0131

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End of Year Payment Summaries

We are sending this newsletter out just before the end of June, because we want to make sure you have got your payroll organised!!

If you haven’t yet registered for single touch payroll do it right now – before you carry on reading this. If you are on xero here is how – https://central.xero.com/s/article/Set-up-Single-Touch-Payroll-STP

If you are on Single Touch Payroll then you no longer need to go through the laborious and tedious process of payroll summaries for your staff. Simply finalise your data in payroll before 31 July 2019. Their information will be available to them in myGov. https://central.xero.com/s/article/Finalise-Single-Touch-Payroll-data

Whilst we are thinking about payroll remember that the award will increase from 1 July 2019 – make sure you update the hourly rate for any employees that this affects.

Worried about the safety of YOUR data in YOUR practice management system?

You know how much we worry about your data and making sure that you own it and bigger companies don’t steal your information and use it! In order to assist independent veterinary clinics so that you know that you own your data and you don’t have an unforeseen event like what happened in the USA –  https://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=51953 we have approached a legal firm in Australia who has drafted up simple terms and conditions that you should ask your software provider to sign. The legal firm kindly donated half the money from our invoice to plant trees in Borneo for Orang Utans through our favourite charity B1G1 (yes there are some nice lawyers out there!)

If any of you (and that should be all of you) want to make sure that you own your data and not some big company then feel free to email us (admin@aplaccountants.com.au) and ask for a copy of the terms and conditions that you should insist on your software provider signing.

Don’t be embarrassed to protect your business and don’t bury your head in the sand like an ostrich and wait until it’s too late.

Annual Client Workshop

Have you booked a date yet? If not book soon as spaces are limited at some venues:

  • Sydney 27 August
  • Brisbane 6 September – This event will be streamed LIVE for remote practices if you don’t want to travel
  • Melbourne 29 October

These workshops are open to non-APL clients for a fee and free to existing APL clients. Email admin@aplaccountants.com.au if you are interested in attending.

Details of the workshop are at http://www.myvetexpert.com/

Annual Benchmark Checklist

Complete your checklist after 30 June 2019 and send it back to admin@aplaccountants.com.au 

We can’t compile your annual report until we have your checklist, download it here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iiovy06e04y03gw/2019%20Benchmarks-%20Year%20End%20Questionnaire%20%281%29.docx?dl=0

How did you do on vaccinations?

We know we have missed the last couple of days of the month in our anxiety to get the payroll information to you, but we will add a little on to our donation to compensate. You hopefully remember we were monitoring your vaccinations over May and June. This is how you did:

May 14,258
June 13,042

Thanks to you doing all your vaccinations we will be donating for over 27,000 days of vaccination protection against Rabies for dogs in Nepal.

Dog Tales!

They’ve packed their bags and left us. Where’s the chicken they promised to leave in the fridge for lunch time training? We were sorry to see Venessa and Debbie leave this month, not only will we miss Daisy and Stella but Venessa was the best at sneaking us some food at the lunch table and Debbie often used to give mom and dad some chicken so we could show off our tricks and dancing over lunch. Paws crossed their replacements will spoil us and hope they do a good job of spoiling you too!

Please Note: Many of the comments in this publication are general in nature and anyone intending to apply the information to practical circumstances should seek professional advice to independently verify their interpretation and the informations applicability to their particular circumstances. In particular, please note that the APL dogs who often prepare this newsletter do not have opposable thumbs so have to type with their noses.