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January 14, 2021

December 2020 JobKeeper The monthly declaration for December is now available.  The Tax Office has extended the lodgment due date for this to 28 January 2021. If you have not already done so, you should ensure that you complete your declaration by then.   JobKeeper Extension 2 In addition, businesses need to review their eligibility […]

January 11, 2021

Today is the official “Clean off your desk Day” I’m known around our office as the Tidy Desk bully.  My emails and reminders to “have a little tidy up” haunt the team and to be honest I’m ignored most of the time! I was brought up with the message “tidy desk tidy mind” instilled into […]

December 24, 2020

Like everyone, business owners are always looking for ways to save time. Every minute spent on admin or fixing mistakes is a minute that could be spent on business-building work. When time really is money, it’s worth finding ways to reduce those tedious and repetitive tasks – and technology is the answer. Better billing – Billing […]

December 23, 2020

Applications are now open for Round 2 of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund, which provides co-funding grants of between $100,000 and $1 million to small to medium manufacturing enterprises with up to 199 employees. The grant supports manufacturers by co-funding capital investments and associated reskilling to: adopt new technologies encourage innovation become more productive and competitive […]

December 4, 2020

Christmas is a great time to acknowledge and reward your employees and other associates by celebrating and giving gifts. But don’t get caught out by entertainment rules! Claiming entertainment and gifts as business expenses is not always straight-forward, as there are implications for GST, income tax and fringe benefits tax (FBT). Is it Entertainment? Entertainment […]

December 2, 2020

The Government has announced a temporary measure to allow businesses to claim an immediate deduction for the full cost of eligible capital assets. Businesses with an aggregated annual turnover up to $5 billion can now deduct the full cost of eligible assets that are acquired and first used by 30 June 2022. This method is […]

November 27, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You may be wondering where this year has gone and not quite ready for the silly season, but the supermarkets have been stocking fruit mince pies and Christmas decorations for a while now. How do you best prepare for the festive season? See our top tips for […]

November 6, 2020

Do you consistently find yourself in a position where you’re overwhelmed with what is going on in your business? We have found that many businesses find themselves in such situations because they are so busy running the business and don’t have the tools to improve efficiency. The million-dollar question we get asked is how do […]

October 30, 2020

What is the difference between a contractor and an employee and whose responsibility is it to get right? An employee works in the business and is integral to that business has rights and entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 has a reasonable expectation of ongoing work, agreed hours and duties is covered by the […]

October 29, 2020

This time last year, you might have been pondering Christmas bonuses or booking your summer holiday, but with a completely different business landscape in front of us, your head is no doubt filled with different questions. I’ve decided to restructure. What’s the best way to do this? Restructuring is never easy but if it’s necessary […]

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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