Why Choose Us

Our work ethic

Quality

Our team of qualified accountants will be working for you using a range of quality checks and review processes to ensure accuracy.

Fees

We are happy to provide you a quote and we will stick to it. Our upfront fees prevent surprises on completion of work.

Speed

We are fast and efficient. We communicate expected timeframes for all jobs and stick to those timeframes.

Access

As a client of our firm you will have access to one of our team members at any time. We guarantee that someone will return all calls and emails the same day.

WHY WE DO IT

We are driven to help our clients achieve their ambitions and grow successful businesses by providing them with professional advice based upon real company experience.

All of our team are passionate about people and passionate about business. You will always get personal attention from someone who knows and understands your business. We will constantly keep you informed of the progress of your work.

HOW WE DO IT

Our success is directly related to the success of our clients, and with this in mind we have set our core business values based on this relationship.

The First Choice accounting team are all passionate about helping our clients and have all adopted the firm's service standards and rules of engagement.

WHY CHOOSE US

  1. Fixed fees quoted up front on request
  2. Personal attention including regular contact and updates
  3. Quality service from someone who knows your business
  4. Professional, yet friendly service
  5. Prompt value for money service
  6. Members of ICAA (the organisation that monitors quality, ongoing training and ethical behaviour of members)
  7. Guarantee, see below

Guarantee

If you are ever unhappy with our products or services we guarantee to undertake any additional work (providing we are qualified to do so) required to attend to your concern with no charge for our time.

RECENT NEWS

Changes to the super guarantee and upper age limit

From 1 July 2013 the super guarantee increases to 9.25% and the upper age limit has been removed. This means employers may need to make super guarantee payments for...

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Medicare levy increase affects small business

The Medicare levy increase – from 1.5% to 2% – will effectively bring the top marginal tax rate to 47%. This will not only impact...

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Changes to simpler depreciation rules

The small business instant asset write-off threshold has been increased from $1,000 to $6,500 for the 2012-13 income year. As a result, small businesses can claim an accelerated initial deduction...

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BAS/GST/Bookkeeping

The ATO require all business to constantly report information to them via Business Activity Statements, Instalment Activity Statements and annual income tax returns. A robust bookkeeping system is an essential basis for the provision of these reports. Without accurate and timely reports the ATO have the power to impose penalties that could have been avoided.

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Negative Gearing

Negative gearing is a form of leveraged speculation in which you borrow money to buy an asset, but the income generated by that asset does not cover the interest on the loan (Interest > Income). In general, the deficiency is used to reduce the tax you must pay on income from other sources.
Like most things there are also downsides to negative gearing...

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SALARY SACRIFICE

A salary sacrifice arrangement is also commonly referred to as salary packaging or total remuneration packaging. It is an arrangement between an employer and an employee, where the employee agrees to forgo part of their future entitlement to salary or wages in return for the employer providing them with benefits of a similar value.

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SMSF MANAGEMENT

Remove the hassle out of running your SMSF and engage us to do everything for you. Take comfort knowing that we, along with the trusted qualified advisors (auditor, financial planner) we have a long history with, care about you and will do all we can to ensure you spend less time worrying about taxation/compliance/legislation and more time enjoying your retirement!

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