Get your transport and logistics business on the road to success

Transport and logistics businesses are the backbone of Australia’s economy. With so many large groups operating in this sector, plus challenges like fluctuating fuel prices, traffic congestion and strict compliance requirements, transport businesses need specific support. Platinum Accounting & Taxation in Melton has more than 10 years of experience as accountants for transport businesses.

Since 2009, Platinum Accounting has worked with a diverse range of clients in the transport industry including owner-drivers, fleet operators and large transport companies. As specialist accountants for transport, we’re up to speed with industry trends and important changes to legislation. We understand the risks transport workers face, as well as the unique opportunities to stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

Unlike most other firms, we are more than just accountants and our award-winning team has expertise beyond basic bookkeeping and tax. If you’re looking for a transport accountant who can optimise your business, streamline your processes and boost your bottom line, you’ve found us at Platinum Accounting in Melton.

Accounting services for transport businesses

Platinum provides a full suite of accounting services for all types of transport businesses, including road transport, rail transport, air transport and marine transport. As trusted partners in your business, our goal is to help you meet compliance obligations, legally minimise your tax and take your profits into top gear. Our key accounting services for transport businesses include:

  • Cloud accounting
  • BAS preparation and lodgement
  • GST set up, advice and lodgement
  • PAYG, FBT and superannuation
  • Tax return preparation
  • Budgeting and cash flow forecasting
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax planning
  • Business structure and setup
  • Business coaching
  • Business startup advice
  • Loans and finance

Business accounting and bookkeeping packages

Transport businesses have high running costs, like fuel, maintenance and warehousing. So, when it comes to choosing a transport accountant, we know that price matters. At Platinum Accounting & Taxation in Melton, we offer a range of premium fixed-fee packages that provide huge value for an affordable price.

Our popular business accounting packages and cloud bookkeeping packages are payable monthly, so fees are spread evenly over the year. Even at Tax Time, when most accounting firms’ fees skyrocket, you’ll never pay a cent more than your monthly fee. Whether you’re an owner-driver or a larger transport business with contracted drivers and employees, we have an option for you.

Can’t find a package that fits? Our team can tailor a solution that suits your unique transport business – and your specific budget.

Want more than accounting and bookkeeping? Check out our other offerings, including business coaching, business health check and loans and finance.

Are you paying too much tax?

Working in the transport industry means you could be entitled to a wide range of tax deductions. These include the cost of tools and equipment, licences and certifications, protective clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, laundry, mobile telephone expenses, plus running expenses like parking, fuel and tolls.

As experienced transport accountants, we know every deduction for your industry. So, when it comes time to lodge your tax return or prepare your BAS, we ensure you get the best possible outcome. We never take short cuts or go off-road. We just know how to navigate the complex system. Our mission is to help you minimise your tax legally, plus protect you from costly penalties and fines from the ATO. That’s what drives us.

Cloud accounting for transport businesses

Are your books in bad shape? Has your cash flow come to a stand-still? Platinum Accounting can help. As accountants for transport companies, we’ve seen it all – from old boxes of receipts to overdue tax returns and blown-out budgets. In over 10 years of accounting for transport businesses, we’ve never found a problem we couldn’t fix.

One of the first steps to taking control is to invest in a cloud accounting system. Our tech-savvy accountants can help you choose the most suitable software, get you set up online and even train you to manage daily transactions.

With cloud accounting, you can issue invoices, upload receipts and view all your financial data from your PC, laptop, tablet or phone. Most importantly, you can provide us with access to your account, so we can balance your books, provide real-time advice and obtain the numbers we need for your monthly, quarterly and annual reports. No more grappling with complex forms or wasting hours on hold with the ATO. Our team takes care of it all – and we’re with you for the long haul.

Get started today

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