Business accounting, bookkeeping and tax returns for tradies

Since 2009, Platinum Accounting & Taxation has helped hundreds of tradies across Melbourne with their accounting, taxation and bookkeeping needs. We’ve worked with all types of trades, including electricians, carpenters, plumbers, bricklayers, plasterers, painters, gardeners, gas fitters, tilers, handymen and more. In fact, over the years, accounting for tradies has become a specialist area within our firm.

One thing we’ve noticed from working with tradies is that accounting, bookkeeping and administrative tasks don’t always get the attention they need. With early starts, long hours and physically demanding days, most tradies simply don’t have the time – or the energy – to devote to their books. Managing compliance tasks like BAS, GST and PAYG can be time-consuming and stressful for tradies. That’s where we come in.

When it comes to accounting, we’re jacks of all trades

At Platinum Accounting & Taxation, we provide a complete range of accounting services for tradies and trades of all kinds. Our key services include:

  • Xero software training & set up
  • Bookkeeping and payroll
  • BAS preparation
  • GST set up, advice and lodgement
  • PAYG, FBT and superannuation
  • Tax returns for tradies
  • Tax planning
  • Budgeting and cash flow forecasting
  • Business structure and setup
  • Business coaching

Affordable accounting and bookkeeping packages

Want an accounting package that covers all bases, without breaking the bank? You’ll love our fixed-fee accounting and bookkeeping packages. The affordable monthly fees provide maximum bang for your buck – plus no nasty surprises when it comes to cost. Our business accounting packages and cloud bookkeeping packages suit trade businesses of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re a sole trader or a small business owner with apprentices and sub-contractors, we have a package to suit you.

Need something different? No problem. Our team can tailor a solution to meet the size and demands of your trade business. And because we are more than just accountants, our services go beyond the basics. In addition to the essentials, like BAS and GST, we provide actionable business advice, business coaching and even marketing direction to help you grow your trade business.

Stop paying too much tax

As a tradie, you may be entitled to a wide range of tax deductions. These include the cost of tools and equipment, protective clothing, licences and certifications, sunscreen, sunglasses, laundry, mobile phone expenses, plus car expenses like parking, fuel and tolls. If you do after-hours admin from home, you may even be eligible to claim a percentage of your home running costs, like power, telephone and internet expenses.

As accountants for tradies, we know every tax deduction for your specific trade. Whether you’re a carpenter, electrician, plumber or painter – or any one of the many trades we service – we ensure you get the best possible tax return. Just like you, we never cut corners. We just know our stuff.

Our accountants will help you minimise your tax legally, plus protect you from costly fines and penalties from the ATO.

Set your records straight with easy, online accounting

Think your books are in bad shape? We help you sort things out. As tradies’ accountants, we’ve seen it all – from shoeboxes stuffed with receipts to manual books and messy spreadsheets. With our help, you can go from stressed, disorganised and financially vulnerable to cool, calm and compliant – with steady cash flow to boot.

Our accountants can balance your books and set you up on Xero accounting software, if you’re not already online. With Xero, you can access your business accounting software from your PC laptop, tablet or mobile phone. That means you can issue invoices, record transactions and view all your financial data on the go. You can even upload receipts for purchases right from your mobile phone. Xero accounting software is the perfect solution when you’re working onsite or on the road. Even if you’re not tech-savvy, we teach you the ropes. Over the years, we’ve taught tonnes of tradies who now swear by Xero and our customised Xero software training.

Get started today

Get in touch to find out more about our accounting services for tradies. Our office is based in Melton, but we work with tradies across Melbourne, including Bacchus Marsh, Brookfield, Eynesbury, Deer Park, Gisborne and Caroline Springs.