Australian Taxation Office http://www.ato.gov.au
The ATO website has many difference calculators that can be handy for business owners such as for PAYG withheld and fuel tax credits. For individuals there are also many fact sheets on work related deductions and other information.
Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) http://www.asic.gov.au
ASIC has all the information relating to the regulation and operation of companies. It is a must see site for all company directors and anyone looking to setup a company. We recommend looking at the director's duties fact sheets to better understand your responsibilities.
Australian Business Register (ABR) http://www.abr.business.gov.au
The Australian Business Register is the place to search for business names and ABN numbers. When engaging a new contractor or supplier you should always check their GST registration status by searching their ABN on this site. It's a 5 minute check that could save you a lot of bother if you inadvertently claimed input tax credits from a suppler not registered for GST.
Institute of Chartered Accountants www.charteredaccountants.com.au
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia is the accounting body which Macmillans - Accountants is affiliated with. The ICAA conducts reviews of our practice to ensure that we are compliant with relevant laws and that we are doing the right thing by our clients. Their website provides more information about the assurances that the ICAA provides you by reviewing our practice.
Intellectual Property Australia - Smart Start - http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/
Smart Start is designed to introduce you to basic intellectual property (IP) concepts if you are starting or buying a business. IP Australia recognises that starting a business can be daunting, and that IP issues are often misunderstood or overlooked during this important phase. Smart Start has been structured to take into account some of the different scenarios that may face a new business, and provides case studies and useful information on what you need to know about IP when going into business.
Insolvency and Trustee Service of Australia - http://www.itsa.gov.au
The Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia (ITSA) is the government agency responsible for the administration and regulation of the personal insolvency system in Australia. ITSA's purpose is to provide a personal insolvency system that minimises the impact of financial failure on the community, produces equitable outcomes for debtors and creditors and enjoys public confidence through application of business laws, regulation and trustee services.
BankLink is one of the the worlds leaving transactional data provider and their services are renowned across Australia. They have a large amount of services available and their website contains some handy user guides and fact sheets. If you would like more information on these services please contact Macmillans - Accountants directly.
MYOB has a range of business bookkeeping solutions available. Macmillans - Accountants is a MYOB Partner and can help you with any of your MYOB needs.
Reckon has a range of business bookkeeping solutions available. Macmillans - Accountants is a Reckon Partner and can help you with any of your Reckon needs.
Xero - http://www.xero.com
Xero has a range of business bookkeeping solutions available. Macmillans - Accountants is a Xero Partner and can help you with any of your Xero needs.
Hunter Business Chamber - http://www.nswbusinesschamber.com.au/hunter/home
Macmillans - Accountants is a member of the Hunter Business Chamber. The Hunter Business Chamber is the independent business representative body for Newcastle and the Hunter Region.
Maitland Business Chamber http://www.maitlandbusiness.com.au
Maitland Business Chamber exists to support and lobby on behalf of members and encourage business growth and prosperity. Membership of business groups is a good way for business people to network and build their businesses.
Maitland City Council Business directory - http://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/
Maitland City Council's business directory is a fast way to find local businesses in and around Maitland. If you need a supplier that is in a similar position to you it is a great place to start your search.
Maitland City Centre http://www.maitlandcitycentre.com.au
The Maitland City Centre provides information of upcoming events and promotions in the Maitland CBD. For businesses centred in the Maitland area, this website is a good place to check to make sure you know what's happening in the CBD.
Maitland Hunter Valley http://www.maitlandhuntervalley.com.au
Maitland Hunter Valley is the gateway of Maitland to the world as far as the tourists are concerned. Any tourism based business in the Maitland area should already be familiar with this website if not; it is a fantastic place to promote your business and events. For anyone living or visiting the area it's a great website to find out what's happening and how to get involved.