This article was written by Steve Ryan and appeared in our August 2017 newsletter.
Being a Shire based accounting firm, Lister Mason sees an enormous amount of tradies come through our doors.
Tradesmen tend to be a little rough with their record keeping, which can sometimes result in a higher fee for the time that goes into completing their tax returns.
Lister Mason’s tech tip for tradies is: Utilising Google Documents. Here’s how this app can save you time and money this tax season:
- Google Documents is a free app that uses Cloud based storage.
- Simply take photos of all receipts, invoices, payment summaries, bank statements, etc.
- Upload the photos to your Google Documents account, this upload can be emailed to Lister Mason which reduces the need to drop folders of tax documentation to our office.
- Having a cloud based tax file eliminates wear and tear on sensitive/important paperwork.
If you’re a client in our Xero partnership, we can attach corresponding Google Documents to your business transactions in Xero – resulting in substantiation of the accounts.