FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I USE ECONSULT ACCOUNTANTS?
The most important question you should be asking anyone you are looking to do business with.
What distinguishes us as leaders in Today's market, is that we offer a range of value-added accounting services such as cash flow management, management accounting, business planning, part-time CFO services, holistic business coaching and budgeting solutions to keep your business moving towards success. We also provide the standard compliance services that every other Accountant does (after all, these services are what help your business run smoothly from year to year) however we don't want you to keep having the same year, over and over again. We partner with you to move towards greater success in your business.
Tax and finances can be complicated enough, the last thing you need is someone that makes it harder to understand. At EConsult, we put your accounting and business requirements into words you understand and explain exactly what we're providing. Most importantly, you know our name and we know yours, the happiness and satisfaction of our clients is our number one priority.
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Alternatively, please email us at email@example.com and we will respond as soon as possible.
WHAT ARE YOUR SERVICE FEES?
The cost of an accountant can vary significantly depending on what services you require them to carry out. Every business and individual has different accounting needs, and we are here for each and every financial challenge. At EConsult, our rates are very affordable and we discuss all of our fees upfront, so there are no surprises. After the first year of service, we can work on a fixed cost basis, billed on a quarterly basis. Contact us Today for a free consultation where we can provide upfront quotes to suit your specific requirements.
At EConsult, we offer Fixed Fee Bookkeeping Packages. Traditional hourly billing is a thing of the past. We aren't your electricity provider, we want you to know exactly what you're paying before we commence work to avoid any nasty surprises.
HOW LONG SHOULD I KEEP MY TAX RECORDS FOR?
Generally, you must keep your written evidence for five years from the date you lodge your tax return or if you:
have claimed a deduction for decline in value (formerly known as depreciation) – five years from the date of your last claim for decline in value
acquire or dispose of an asset – five years after it is certain that no capital gains tax (CGT) event can happen, so you know you don't need the records to work out a capital gain or loss
are in dispute with the ATO – the later of five years from the date you lodge your tax return or when the dispute is finalised.
CAN YOU TRAVEL TO ME?
Yes, we can. We service clients in Toowoomba, the Darling Downs, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. If you need us to come to you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organise an appointment that is mutually acceptable. We provide Skype and Online E-Consulting Appointments Australia-wide.
I WANT TO START MY OWN BUSINESS, WHERE DO I START?
Congratulations! Starting your own business can be daunting, before you do anything, come & see us as we will make sure you do the following correctly. Decide on the most suitable structure for your business — sole trader, partnership, trust or company. Register for an Australian Business Number with the ATO and Register your Business Name. Prepare a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts. Set up a recording system such as Xero for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements.
I WANT TO CHANGE ACCOUNTANTS, CAN YOU HELP?
If you are not satisfied with your current accountant and you want to change, it is important you do so. Firstly, you need to contact your current accountant to make sure that there is no current work pending completion and hence surprise billing. Then, we can contact your existing accountant’s office direct to make the switch, and bring all your information over. It’s as easy as that!
We will contact you to have a chat about your current situation and the reasons you are wanting to change from your existing accountant. At EConsult, we have an open rapport with our clients which we believe is critical to making the relationship between us, as your accountant and you, as our client, a success.
EConsult Accounting works hard to meet all of your accounting needs. Contact us if you have more questions and we’ll be happy to get back to you as soon as we can.