About Us

At Preston Coe & Ring it isn't just about the numbers, it is about you and what you want to achieve in life. We have a saying "Living for today, saving for tomorrow and protecting in between"; that really symbolises what we are about. We help our clients Live Life and guide them through the journey with our skills and expertise as trusted business advisors, accountants and financial planners.

If you are new and considering using Our Services please look at the Our Clients section. Here you will find some useful information and get an understanding of our culture. Like anything we enjoy working with like-minded people with whom we can really help. You will find some great client testimonials by clicking here.

If you have visited before welcome back and I hope you enjoy the visit.

How We Help

Starting Today

The start of the journey

Business & Accounting Tax

  • Xero
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Returns
  • Financial Statements
  • Asset Protection Review
  • Risk Management

Individual Client information

  • Assets & Liabilities
  • Income and Expenses
  • Initial Goals
  • Estate Planning

Plan For Living Life

What you are aiming for

Budgets
Business Succession
LifePlan
When You're Gone Plan


Strategy Advice (Financial Advice)

  • SMSF
  • Insurance
  • Super
  • Property
  • Shares/Managed Funds/Gearing
  • Debt Reduction
  • Home Loans

Staying On Track

Measure, review, adjust

Business Management Reports
Board Strategy Meetings
Business Annual General Meeting
Business Succession
Asset Protection Review
Update Budgets
Update LifePlan
Review investment Strategy

Live Life

Like you dreamed it!

Holiday Plan
Family Goals
Upgrade House/Cars
Lifestyle Spending
Future Generation Planning

Testimonials

At the age of 35, I am currently in the worst financial position of my adult life. To get Myself into a better position, I knew things had to change.

After being referred to Peter Marmara-Stewart, I called him and asked for his help. He made the trip from Morwell to Frankston to see me. From the moment I met him, I knew he was going to be the one to not only help me escape my current financial position, but also be the one to help me towards my goal of financial freedom.

Peter is the depiction of genuine. It is evident he genuinely cares and wants to help people. Everything he does demonstrates that. I run a small business and compared with other businesses, Peter and his team help; I am small fish, yet Peter has a way of making me feel like I am his only client.

To Peter and the team at Preston Coe & Ring, thank you for helping me believe I can, not only get out of my current financial circumstance, but for also giving me the belief that I can achieve financial freedom.

I’d recommend Peter to anyone, no matter where you are in the world; he will make you feel like you are there with him in the same town.

Nicole Draper.

"Preston Coe & Ring's help with my tax and finances has made it less stressful and given me more free time for the things I enjoy."

Andrey Yuvchenko.

Preston Coe & Ring helps provide me predictability and new ideas to help with my finances, thus giving me security to have a better life.

Manoj Kumar.

“They make things simple & easy to understand; which makes life easy.”

Mark Calway.

“Going on the FASTTrack Business Success Program has had a substantial impact to my business. It got me to where I wanted to go a lot faster than I expected. Whilst I might have been able to learn and do some of these things myself, they would have taken a lot longer, a lot more effort and money to get it to where it is now. Having the weekly accountability created a fire under my seat to make sure I got done what needed to be done before our next weekly session.”

Michael Frazis.

Preston Coe & Ring make it easy to do tax and compliance as well as give good advice on major purchases like a car or business.

Michael Ibragimov.

Preston Coe & Ring make tax easier by making sure it is right and help reduce our tax where possible. This gives me more time do things I would rather be doing

Ron Ritson. Ritson Building Designs

Preston Coe & Ring have helped put us on the right road to tomorrow in doing this we have been able to achieve some personal goals much sooner than we thought possible.

Steve James.

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Blog

Jun 26

Another financial year is about to finish

Posted by Peter Marmara-Stewart at Monday, June 26, 2017

As a business owner, there are many obligations that you need to consider and action over the next few weeks. Some of these will help to minimise your tax. We have outlined these action points below to assist you.


Key Changes from 1 July 2017
Please urgently check these key things:

1. Has your payroll software automatically updated for these changes? Or do you need to load these changes into your payroll software? (Xero does this automatically.)
2. Check your first pay run from 1 July 2017 to ensure the changes are correct.
3. Review any salary packaging and calculations and make any adjustments to employee FBT contributions or other items where needed.

Accelerated Depreciation

All small businesses with an aggregated annual turnover of less than $2 million will get an immediate tax deduction for any individual assets costing less than $20,000. This $20,000 limit applies to each individual item. Small businesses can apply this $20,000 rule to as many individual items as they wish. These arrangements have been extended until the end of June 2018.

Trust Distributions - Timing of Resolutions

Trustees (or directors of a Trustee Company) need to consider and decide on the distributions they plan to make by 30 June 2017 at the latest (the Trust Deed may actually require this to be done earlier). Decisions made by the Trustees should be documented in writing by 30 June 2017.

If valid resolutions are not in place by 30 June 2017, the risk is that the taxable income of the Trust will be assessed in the hands of a default beneficiary (if the Trust Deed provides for this) or the Trustee (in which case the highest marginal rate of tax would normally apply).

You might not need to do a Stocktake

Small Business Entities (operational businesses with an aggregated turnover below $2 million) have access to a range of tax concessions. One of these concessions is the simplified trading stock rules. Under these rules, you can choose not to conduct a stocktake for tax purposes, if there is a difference of less than $5,000 between the opening value of your trading stock and a reasonable estimate of the closing value of trading stock at the end of the income year. You will need to record how you determined the value of trading stock on hand.

If you would like to take advantage of the simplified trading stock rules, call us today to make sure you are eligible to use the simplified rules and to discuss how to use them properly.

Deadline for 2017 PAYG Payment Summaries
You need to provide your 2017 PAYG Payment Summaries to your employees and other workers by 14 July 2017.

Action Step: If you have any doubt about how to correctly complete your 2017 PAYG Payment Summaries, please contact us for assistance BEFORE you prepare them.

Building and Construction Industry Reporting

Since the 1 July 2012, tax reporting rules apply for businesses in the building and construction industry. Businesses have to lodge an annual report with the ATO setting out details of payments made to contractors. This will assist the ATO to reduce the "cash economy" by ensuring tax is paid on all income including "cash" payments.

You will need to record the following details of all payments made to contractors for building and construction services:

• The ABN of the contractor
• The name and address of the contractor
• The gross amount paid for the financial year, including GST
• The total GST included in the gross amount paid

If you use computerised accounting software, your system should be able to track this information for you and prepare the required Taxable Payments Annual Report.

Action Step: Ensure that you lodge your Taxable Payments Annual Report with the ATO no later than 21 July 2017.

Payroll Tax

Payroll Tax applies to all entities that have an Australian payroll that exceeds state-based limits.

You should note that in addition to normal salaries and wages, the following items are generally also included in payroll expenses, if payroll tax applies:

• fringe benefits based on the grossed-up taxable value of fringe benefits;
• all employer contributions to Superannuation on behalf of employees; and
• some contractor or sub-contractor fees.

For more detailed information about whether payroll tax applies to your business, please contact our office.

Action Step: The Annual Return/Reconciliation for Payroll Tax must be lodged by 21 July 2017 with your State Revenue Office.

WorkCover/WorkSafe

Your WorkCover/WorkSafe insurer sends an annual reconciliation to all registered employers at the end of the financial year.

In completing your annual reconciliation, you will need to include the following items in addition to normal salaries and wages:

• fringe benefits based on the taxable value of fringe benefits (do not gross-up);
• all employer contributions to Superannuation on behalf of employees; and
• some contractor or sub-contractor fees.

For more detailed information about what items to include in the reconciliation statement, please contact our office.

Once the reconciliation is received and processed by your WorkCover/WorkSafe insurer, you will be issued with a final assessment or a refund depending on the instalments you have paid during the year.

Action Step: Complete and lodge the Annual Reconciliation with your WorkCover/WorkSafe insurer by the due date.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

A reconciliation of GST should be performed as at 30 June 2017 to determine if there has been an under or over-payment of GST in the 2017 tax year. If a discrepancy has arisen, then it is possible to amend a subsequent Business Activity Statement (BAS) to rectify the error, however there are limits imposed on adjustments that can be made in this way.

Income declared on your BAS should be reconciled to income declared on your income tax returns.

Also, please note that you are required by law to substantiate all Input Tax Credit claims with a complying Tax Invoice, and you need to retain these documents for a minimum of 5 years.

Action Step: Complete the annual GST reconciliations, and check that you have all required tax invoices and other supporting documents.

ATO Audit Activity

Please note that the ATO and State Revenue Office are constantly increasing their audit activities. In particular, there has been an increase in audit activity for PAYG Withholding, Payroll Tax, WorkCover, GST, Division 7A loan accounts from companies, and Trust distributions from Discretionary Trusts.

We are able to offer a review of your records and record-keeping procedures if you are concerned about your ability to satisfy an audit.

Action Step: Please contact our office if you would like to request this service.

Last Minute Tax Minimisation Tips

Here's a few final reminders about ways to reduce your tax for 2017:

1. Write-off Bad Debts.
2. Write-off any trading stock that is damaged or obsolete.
3. Review your Asset Register and scrap any obsolete Plant and Equipment.
4. Pay for repairs, consumables, office stationery, and donations before 30 June 2017.
5. Realise any capital losses you have before 30 June 2017 to offset against any capital gains you may have made.

Feel free to call our office any time on 03 5134 1778 or email us at admin@prestoncoering.com.au.

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