Our Insights

June 22, 2022

There are two key Superannuation Guarantee changes coming in July 2022 that you need to be aware of: The super guarantee rate will rise from 10% to 10.5%.  Click here to read more. The $450 threshold for super eligibility will be removed for most employees. Click here to read more. The above changes could significantly impact your payroll costs.  […]

June 22, 2022

You will no doubt have seen a great deal of information recently regarding the roll-out of STP 2 by the ATO.  The official start date for this was 1 March 2022, however the ATO is granting extensions to this in most cases. In addition, certain software providers have applied for (and been granted) general deferrals […]

June 22, 2022

Would your business still thrive, or would it suffer a catastrophic failure if you suddenly stepped away? It’s tough to remove yourself from the day-to-day operations when you’re passionate and busy. However sudden accidents, illnesses, or family emergencies can – and will – happen and you need to be able to step back knowing your […]

June 13, 2022

It’s nearly time to make a finalisation declaration for Single Touch Payroll. There is no need to issue payment summaries to employees you have reported through STP. Employers must complete the finalisation declaration by 14 July for employees. Employers with a mixture of employees and closely held payees have until 30 September 2022 to make […]

May 27, 2022

The superannuation guarantee statutory rate has remained at 9.5% since July 2014. However, plans have been in place for some years now, to increase the rate to 12% incrementally. In July 2022, the rate will rise to 10.5%. From then on, the rate will increase by 0.5% each year until July 2025 when it will […]

April 26, 2022

As a small business owner, do you need a bookkeeper, an accountant, or both? Bookkeepers can seem a little mysterious. In fact, they deal with the organisation, the recording and the reporting of financial transactions of a small business. A well-run business is likely to make use of both accountants and bookkeepers. Simply put, a […]

April 20, 2022

Your March quarter activity statement is due soon. If you are lodging your own quarterly activity statement you need to lodge and pay by the 28th of April. If you lodge using our registered agent electronic services you will have until the 26th of May to lodge and pay.   Make sure you have checked […]

April 14, 2022

In line with the temporary halving of fuel excise rates from 30 March 2022, the ATO has reduced Fuel Tax Credit rates from 30 March 2022. To see a summary of the new rates click here. To calculate your fuel tax credit click here.

March 30, 2022

Starting last week, a shorter “.au” suffix became available as an alternative to the widely used “.com.au” or its variants such as “.net.au” and “.gov.au”. The Australian Cyber Security Centre said anyone with a local connection to Australia (including businesses, associations and individuals) would able to register the new category from 24 March. The co-chair […]

March 30, 2022

In addition to planning for the expected statutory super rate rise to 10.5%, some employers need to prepare for a significant change from July 2022. Removal of the $450 Monthly Earnings Threshold The $450 per month eligibility threshold has been removed for most workers. This means employers will need to pay the superannuation guarantee contribution […]

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You are just Simply the Best!!!!! We would never have got through all of this, without your brilliance, expertise and compassion! You are greatly appreciated!
DA Lynch & TD Lynch & the Westocutty Trust
Our farming business has been connected with Thorntons since their business commenced in Cunderdin. From Bill Thornton to his son Mark and now Bill Mattingly, we have found them to be a very professional, knowledgeable and friendly Business Advisory team. They cover all areas of our business needs, from accounting services, tax planning to farm business succession; they are an integral and very important part of our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Thorntons to any farming business
David Beard, Beard Nominees Pty Ltd, Cunderdin WA
Troy came highly recommended when we were looking around for an accountant who wanted to be a ‘partner’ in our business rather than just a compliance service provider.  We also needed assistance navigating farm succession.  Troy has been a pleasure to deal with and any team member we have worked with throughout Thorntons has been exceptional – upbeat, knowledgeable and responsive.  Troy is accessible, takes a genuine interest in his clients and is only too happy to get out on farm.  He is intuitive, patient, and able to quickly get to the core of what humans need during challenging conversations - keeping things moving forward. Troy’s integrity and experience in negotiating succession is evident from introduction and we have really appreciated the next level of organisation Thorntons bring!  Wish we had changed sooner!
Jason & Renaye Stokes, CJ Stokes and Son, Chapman Valley
We have been with Thorntons since 2004. They have uncompromisingly provided our farm with advice above and beyond accounting services. The way they provide us with advice makes us know they care about our success.  They update us with the latest legislative changes that may benefit our operations and communicate it to us in our lingo.  We find we can call Thorntons anytime and all of the staff are able to help. Troy Anderson has been the expert behind our succession planning with fairness and authority he has facilitated our move forward and assisted us to be our best. Trusting Thorntons with our business gives us more time to focus on operations knowing they are always giving us the best advice.
Paul & Jocelyn Seymour, DJ Seymour & Co, Miling WA
Troy has been our accountant for five years and we always find him to be very professional, friendly and of high integrity.  He responds promptly to any queries we have and gives sound advice.  We would highly recommend Troy to anyone looking for an excellent accountant.
Juliet Vilé, Fencespot, Wangara WA
We recently made some changes in our life, moving from broad acre farming in the Wheat Belt to owning an Irrigation business in the South West.  In doing so, we researched for a new accountant who understood broad acre farming, small business as well as assisting us with sound financial advice for our future.  Thornton’s were recommended to us by several friends.  We are really happy with how accessible the team are at Thornton’s, their level of knowledge and continuous communication.
Tom & Felicity Pollard, Thinkwater, Dunsborough WA
Thorntons is one of the best accounting firms I have dealt with.  We always receive honest and professional advice especially from Troy and his team. I would strongly recommend this company without hesitation.
Gavin Vilé, Fencespot, Wangara WA
We have been with Thorntons for over 30 years. Troy Anderson our accountant for the last 15 years has always had our back. Troy has not only helped us with day to day accounting but careful tax planning and a delicate succession plan has been achieved with success. I am very happy with the service we receive and consider Troy as one of my true friends.
Doug Ellis, PJ Ellis & Co, Kulin WA
Perth Anaesthetic Group has worked with Thorntons Accountants and Business Advisors since 1987. I have personally worked alongside Abha and the team for the last 8 years, within this time I have found their services and professionalism to be exceptional. Company financials are always completed as per the scheduled date and professionally presented. In recent times with Covid, being a small business we have needed help with Jobkeeper and eligibility for Stimulus packages, I have found Abha and the team have gone above and beyond to help and guide us to ensure we have the most up to date information to determine eligibility. I am reassured having Thorntons as our Accountants/Business Advisers and look forward to continuing working with Abha and the team.
Jane McGrath – Practice Manager – Perth Anaesthetic Group
We have numerous mutual farming clients with Thorntons and find them to be exceptional accountants and advisers. They know their ‘stuff’, communicate exceptionally well, deliver on time and work hard to provide solutions for clients that take into account not just the best short term outcomes but those that better position the business for the future.
Cameron Weeks, Planfarm Director
I work collaboratively with Troy, Marie and their team in the areas of estate planning, farm succession planning and related party property transactions. Troy and Marie's attention to detail and professionalism are of the highest standard and they work hard to attain practical and viable business solutions for their clients. They are both clear communicators, accessible and a pleasure to work with.
Julie Murray, Solicitor, Yarramundi Law
Our company has found Marie and the team at Thorntons to be extremely helpful in their approach to our business. They are always ready with a reply to our emails or phone calls. Nothing is too much trouble for Marie and the team, they go above and beyond to help us with our taxation. I would recommend them anytime.
Splitrock Farming Co., Kerry Robinson
Our business relationship with Thornton's goes back many years, in fact we may well be their longest running client, having been with them for over 40 years. We have come along way from humble beginnings as a bricklaying contractor to where we are today as an established leader in the field of commercial heritage restoration and sustainable building design in multi-unit residential developments, however, the level of respect, service and courtesy has admirably remained unwavering over that time. Thornton's have constantly provided service of the very highest level, are responsive to our needs and are progressive in their offerings without ever being pushy. Importantly, the people we need to speak to are always available when we need assistance or advice on a range of matters and deliver when they say will. They are one of our most trusted partners in business. Importantly, the relationship while professional, is always conducted in a friendly and open manner. We would recommend Thornton's in the highest possible terms to any potential clients.
Daniel Colgan – Director – Colgan Industries Pty Ltd