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Xero Tax

Xero Tax, like its parent Xero Accounting Software, is an entirely cloud-based tax accounting programme for businesses and individuals. As a cloud accounting software, it offers its users many unique functions and easily resolves a number of tax accounting issues that businesses and individuals have. When it comes to submitting your tax returns, Xero Tax simplifies the process and provides an all-in-one portal for your tax accounting needs.

 

Xero Tax

 

The Benefits of Xero Tax

No matter the size of your business, tax accounting and tax returns can consume a lot of time and energy. It can also quickly become confusing and stressful to handle and manage all of the documentation required when submitting your tax return. Xero Tax simplifies this process.

Xero Tax works with and links directly to your Xero Accounting Software, providing a seamless experience when managing your accounting and tax data. While it’s not a ‘set and forget’ type of software, its ease of use makes it a practical and simplified accounting platform for businesses of all sizes. Xero Tax is a cloud accounting software, which means all of the accounting functions you need are easily and readily available from any secure computer or laptop. This also allows for multiple users, which is a very practical resource for larger companies.

In addition to its link with the core Xero products, Xero Tax offers its users a range of unique functions and capabilities that are especially designed to save you time and energy, and make the tax return submission process as easy as possible. Here are some of its features:

  • Single sign-on: access all of your Xero accounting facilities with a single sign-in for added ease of use
  • Ledger validation: Xero Tax checks for common anomalies to reduce the risk of errors
  • House Data information: avoid unnecessary data maintenance by using the latest company information – obtained directly from the authorities!
  • Multi-user functionality: easily collaborate during preparation for the submission or during the submission of filings and returns
  • E-signing: Approve filings from wherever you are with Xero Tax’s e-signing function, which allows your accountant to send you electronic sign-offs.

 

Why Xero Tax?

Xero Tax is a simple, user-friendly tax accounting, cloud-based software that makes submitting your tax returns easy. It is a preferred accounting software that we at Affinitas Accounting place our trust in and utilise for a streamlined, simple tax submission process.

Overall, Xero Accounting Software offers a number of benefits and features that make the accounting and tax submission process a pleasure:

  • Bank feeds – Xero software links with your bank and downloads your bank statement transactions on a daily basis.
  • Real time view of your business performance – No more waiting for your accounts to be prepared.
  • Greatly reduced IT spend – There is no need to install software locally and there is no need to upgrade your hardware just to run desktop accounting software.
  • Free upgrades! – Why spend lots of money in updates just to get a set of tax tables. Xero releases automatic updates every 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Increased collaboration – Xero software allows for multiple users to be logged in at the same time so both you and Affinitas Accounting can review live data.
  • Safe and secure – Data is not stored on your computer, which is at greater risk of hardware crashes, loss or theft. By giving your accountant access to the data, security is increased by not having to send files through unsecure emails or on discs through the post. Xero’s servers are located within enterprise grade hosting facilities, which has bank level security.
  • Integration – Xero software can integrate within other applications such as inventory, invoicing and job systems, and other specialised software, so you can create a powerful system to manage all parts of your business.

 

Choose Affinitas Accounting for Your Xero Tax Needs

Accounting firms in a modern city like Brisbane need to offer clients a broad range of services. Our professional team of accountants are experienced in providing personalised services to small and medium sized businesses. Our team understand that small businesses need the guidance and knowledge of a trusted and experienced business accountant who can help improve their financial health. We use the Xero Accounting platforms, including Xero Tax, to simplify the tax accounting process.

 

Affinitas Accounting provides the following professional business accountant services:

1. We help business clients plan strategies and manage the day-to-day challenges of being in business.

Our business accountants take pride in being an important partner for their clients. Whether it’s a simple enquiry over the phone or a more complex situation which needs to be analysed, we encourage clients to contact us and stay connected.

2. Our business accountant team can help you meet your tax requirements

Taxation and GST liabilities need to be monitored and planned for in advance. The Affinitas approach is to stay involved with your business numbers throughout the year and tackle issues before they become surprises and problems. If the Australian Taxation Department needs to be contacted about your situation, we represent you. 

3. Our accountants help you manage cash flows

Understanding the connection and the differences between profit and cash flow is one of the keys to running a successful business. Prices and margins need to be set to make a profit and expenses must be controlled. However, this profit needs to be collected and in the bank before it is truly of value to a business owner. Our business accounting team can help business owners implement strategies to keep their trade debtors under control and keep money in your bank, where it belongs.

4. Our accountants offer advice on investment and superannuation strategies

If you run a profitable business or have good cash flows from your employment income, you need to turn this into investments. Our investment and superannuation team can work with you to design strategies to build your personal wealth. Whether it be property, shares, managed funds, superannuation or geared investments, we have someone you can talk to about these strategies.

5. Our business accountant team are able to give you professional advice related to income protection 

And while your personal wealth is growing you need to protect you and your family what you already have by having appropriate levels of insurance in place.

Our team of risk specialists can help you understand the differences between death, total & permanent disablement, trauma cover and income protection. They then calculate levels you need of cover you require and source quality policies. Most importantly they are there to guide you through the process and the paperwork should you need to make a claim.

If you’re looking for a business accountant, we can help. 

We’re committed to making your business run smoother and more efficiently than ever before. Free up your time, your attention and your staff to focus on more important things from day-to-day. With Affinitas Accounting on your side, you can count on the best advice, support and business planning strategies to really move the dial for your business. 

How would it feel to know all this frustrating financial data and bookkeeping was being looked after by a team of competent, well-trained finance ninjas? 

Let’s find out!

Speak to an expert business accountant Brisbane!

Contact us here, or call us on (07) 3359 5244

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Affinitas Accounting open all year round?

Apart from a two week shutdown over the Christmas/ New Year period, we are Brisbane tax accountants that are open at least five days per week all year round. This includes being open some evenings and Saturday mornings during tax season – from July to October.

Do I need to make an appointment?

For a one-on-one interview, we advise that making appointments is best, especially during tax season. If attending an appointment is difficult, we have online options via our much used email tax checklist. This allows Affinitas, as Brisbane tax accountants, to service clients throughout Australia.

How long will my refund take?

Circumstances can vary for each individual client, but if your return is relatively straightforward, you should allow at least 14 working days for ATO processing.

Does Affinitas Accounting charge for every phone call and/or email?

Different firms have different policies in this area. We are Brisbane tax accountants that generally do not charge for answering a phone call or email from our clients, except in circumstances where the answer to a question may involve extensive time and research.

Is the Affinitas Accounting team experienced?

There is more than 100 years of combined experience in the Affinitas tax accountant team. We are Brisbane tax accountants with expert knowledge in a wide range of industries, from medical professionals, to trades and transport businesses, property developers and investors.

Contact: Affinitas Accounting North Brisbane

For more information call Affinitas Accounting on (07) 3359 5244 and speak with one of our team members at our north Brisbane Accounting office today!

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