11 Jun 2013

Simplify your tax with 5 handy apps

myTax

This is a useful cover-all app for personal taxes. At the moment it only runs on iOS (sorry Android users), but if you’re an Apple fan who’s looking for a single app that can take care of tax withheld, salary sacrificing, GST, fringe benefits, loans, tax rates and BAS, this is it. It’ll even spit out a pdf report for you. More info…

BMT Tax Calculator

For investors, calculating depreciation on assets can be a nightmare. After all, how are you meant to know how the value of the carpet in your investment property has shifted over the past twelve months? Luckily, a group of quantity surveyors have put together an app for iOS and Android that accurately estimates the depreciation on most common assets in a matter of a couple of minutes. More info…

Receipt Filer Lite

If you’re running your own business, you’ll know that one of the most annoying aspects of housekeeping is keeping, sorting and filing the receipts that pile up every month. Receipt filer lite makes it easy – just take a photo of the receipt, sort it instantly and stop clogging up your wallet, desk or car with “business-confetti”. More info…

InerTrak

If you’re billing out your time as a contractor to multiple clients at different rates, you can keep track of hours, rates and billables with this simple calculator, so you know who to invoice, for how much, and when. Just hit start and stop to keep a running total of hours worked, and your invoice are automatically generated, with GST if applicable. More info…

Dictionary of Tax Terms

This is another iOS-only offering, but it can be invaluable if you’re compiling a complex business or personal return yourself, without an accountant looking over your shoulder explaining the meaning of the arcane terms that litter your forms. Rather than guessing (which can be an inaccurate and possibly expensive business), spend the $2 for an instant accountant-to-english dictionary. More info… Stephen Sims is Brennan IT General Manager for Sales and Marketing.
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