Business Setup

Company

Why a Company

A company is a separate legal entity from its shareholders and therefore provides some protection over its owner’s personal assets. However, its directors can be legally liable for their actions and the debts of the company if in breach of their directors duty.

A company is a complex business structure and has high set-up and reporting costs. You can form a company as either a private (also known as proprietary) or public entity.

A registered company must have at least one director (and a company secretary unless it is a private company). A director is responsible for managing the company’s business activities.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a company

The advantages of a company include:

  • Limited liability for shareholders.
  • Well understood and accepted structure.
  • Able to raise significant capital.
  • Can carry forward losses indefinitely to offset against future profits.
  • Easy to sell and pass on ownership.
  • Profits can be reinvested in the company  or paid to the shareholders as dividends.  Note that sole-director companies must distribute all profits.

The disadvantages of a company include:

  • Significant set-up and maintenance costs.
  • Do not retain complete control.
  • Complex reporting requirements.
  • Can’t distribute losses to its shareholders.

How we can help

We can assist you weigh up the pros and cons of a Company structure and the key considerations including:

  • Legal obligations
  • Tax obligations
  • Financial costs etc.

If a company proves to be the right structure and its benefits outweighs the costs, we can help deal with all the complexities.

Why set up a company with us

We provide most comprehensive suite of services and documentation for in our company setup package, as follows.

The services included our company set up package:

  1. Registration of the company
  2. Registration of business name (optional)
  3. Registration of ABN
  4. Registration of TFN
  5. Registration of GST (if required)
  6. Registration of payroll withholding tax (if required)
  7. Registration of payroll tax (if required)
  8. Registration of FBT (if required)
  9. Tax planning discussion
  10. Business transition planning

 

The documents included in our company set up package

  1. Certificate of Registration
  2. Constitution
  3. Letter to Commissioner of Taxation
  4. Letter to the Bank Manager
  5. Officeholder Consent
  6. Register of Members
  7. Members Resolution
  8. Share Certificate
  9. Notice of ABN registration
  10. Notice of GST registration
  11. Notice of PAYG registration
  12. Notice of TFN registration
  13. Notice of Payroll Tax registration
  14. Notice of FBT registration

 

Success stories

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How Wilson & Associates helps us with our profit turn-around and growth strategies – by Dr. Watson, CEO, Ethos Health,13/06/2018

A profit turn-around of almost 300%
20% savings on a tax assessment, coupled with 20% annual savings in tax compliance
A rigorous growth budget with full alignment of strategic objectives with executional strategies in terms of people and marketing.

Wilson & Assoc provides robust planning, rigorous performance management, commercial and strategic advice, and helps drive profit and accelerated growth.

Improve cash flow. Maintain high level of trust and confidence with suppliers, during short cash-tight periods.
First year of engagement (F17) – reduce operating loss by 2/3
Second year (F18) turn-around to profit
Wilson & Assoc Chartered Accountants

What we are about

Our business is built on trust. Our brand is built on integrity. Our reputation is built on mastery.  Our mission is to help clients create a better future. Our work is building wealth and growing business. Our focus is on creating value for clients. Our role is to provide solutions.  Our conduct is guided by our values: ethics, integrity, mastery, openness, evidence, growth, empathy, respect, and collaboration.

We do not promise miracles, nor quick riches. We can without a doubt provide financial acumen, leadership, structure and rigour.

What our clients say

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