I have been using Simeoni for our trust account audits since 2012 and have found the Simeoni team to be efficient, flexible and competitively priced. Simeoni provides valuable feedback during the audit process and its procedures are very easy to follow. Thanks Simeoni for keeping the audit process simple as well as for your friendly guidance!
Director at Elite Property Agents
Waterford Partners were recommended to Simeoni & Co by a colleague in 2008. We are a 100% satisfied with the service and professionalism provided. The auditor, often the same person year after year, was knowledgeable and professional in all facets relating to Trust Account management. They offer clear advise on how to prepare and complete the Trust Accounts to achieve the highest standards. Whenever we contacted Simeoni & Co with queries they responded promptly, we value their expertise. We would recommend Simeoni & Co to anyone looking for a competent firm.
Director Waterford Partners Pty Ltd.
We had been recommended by the NSW Office of Fair Trading to contact Simeoni because you are known as the most popular Auditor in the real estate industry. As a new agency, we were looking for someone capable to guide us during every step of the trust account audit process, including suggesting the right software, to comply with industry requirements. With no regrets I am happy to recommend Simeoni for its knowledgeable and professional staff, we were particularly impressed by Candice exceptional service.
PM Realty, Mascot
We initially sourced Simeoni and Co in 2012 when our existing accountant went on holidays during our annual audit period without any notice, leaving us in a dilemma with the deadline fast approaching. On finalising the audit and subsequent discussions with Paul, we felt that he had an excellent understanding of where we wanted our business to go over the next few years and what had to be done to get us there. It was almost without hesitation that we decided to move our business to Simeoni & Co, having received poor service and what turned out to be even poorer advice from our previous accountants. From moving all of our accountant services to the team at Simeoni & Co, we have been delighted with the level of service and the quality advice that we have continued to receive over the last 2 years. Their assistance in getting our company accounts back on track, allowing us the ability to grow our business over the last 12 months and further strengthen our financial future has been second to none. The level of service, regular communication and financial guidance have been fantastic and we would recommend Simeoni & Co to anyone looking for an accountant and advisor.
Director at Deviesseux Property Pty Ltd.
I was extremely impressed with the real estate trust account audit process conducted by the Simeoni team. The auditor was punctual, well-presented and polite with a proactive approach but, most importantly, did not create disruption to our business. Simeoni is knowledgeable and professional and assisted us during every step of the audit providing clear explanations.
Licensee at LJ Hooker Leppington
Being a relatively new business (4 years), the Trust Accounting side of our Property Management was rather daunting. It was suggested by a friend in real estate that we gain your assistance for our auditing. We started off with a manual excel spreadsheet based system, managing only a few properties. We have moved to an internet based system, Property Tree, and we have been delighted at how our auditing process has been handled. As a country agent (5 hours from Sydney), the service we have received has been excellent. We recommend Simeoni to assist your busines.
Principal at Piper Real Estate
I found Simeoni as very professional and reliable. I recommend Simeoni to anyone for their experties and excellent service.
Metro Strata Management Lakemba
Simeoni always provides us with a reliable and professional service throughout the audit period and post audit on follow up matters. All identified issues reached a prompt resolution and most importantly the attitude from the audit team was always positive and supportive. I felt the whole process was well managed and the auditors were most helpful, informative and friendly. We will continue to work with the Simeoni audit team in the future.
Managing Director at Bennett Property Management Pty Ltd.
Quick, efficient service.
Cassim Real Estate
We are a small boutique agency and run a very streamlined operation. We were very happy with our previous Sydney CBD based auditors but decided to give Simeoni a try a few years ago. We were very impressed at their efficiency, great positive can do attitude and in particular their rapid turnaround time.
Principal at iRIS PROPERTY
I have used Simeoni Accounts for my trust account audits for the last 3 years. I have found them to be very efficient & easy to deal with. The audits have been carried out with a minimum of fuss & they have a very detailed system in place to follow. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Principal of Laing+Simmons Quakers Hill
Zarzar Real Estate has had a business relationship with Simeoni & Co since 2007. We are 100% satisfied with the service, advice and professionalism provided. When conducting the annual audit compliance for NSW Fair Trading, Simeoni has been most knowledgeable in all facets relating to Trust Account management and was able to advise how to prepare, compile and compete the Trust Account to achieve the highest standards. We greatly appreciate that each stuff member has a comprehensive knowledge of the legislation and are professional in every aspect. It is very reassuring to know that we can contact Simeoni & Co and that they will answer our queries in a timely fashion with a concise response. We truly value having an expert we can rely on!
Licensee in Charge of Zarzar Real Estate; Kellyville
Oh why had we not met your office earlier, Paul and Candice have made the real estate audit process so much easier, Thank you!
Ray White Wentworth Point
I was impressed by Simeoni’s dedicated real estate division and with its involvement in the real estate sector. I could not find another accountant/auditor in the market as specialised in real estate audit as Simeoni is. I was also amaized by its unique marketing campaigns which are very informative and educational. My location is far from Simeoni, however I was more than happy to travel the distance to benefit from expert service. When I met Paul I was taken in by his professional, kind and customised approach and he was happy to answer all my questions. I was also impressed by that extra bit of care from the Simeoni team. I would highly recommend Simeoni to associates, clients and friends.
Director of Lilly Allen Real Estate; Hoxton Park
Simeoni & Co has been auditing our Trust Accounts for over 6 years. Their professionalism, attention to detail and efficiency has allowed our office to keep in line with OFT requirements and ensuring a clean record. We will continue to use Simeoni & Co services in the future and recommend them to any real estate office no matter how big or small – our first audit in 2004 was for 38 properties…..
Principal of Exclusive Real Estate; Concord
We first used Simeoni to do our trust account audit in 2012. While being reasonably priced, the thoroughness of their audit provides me with the confidence that our trust account is operating at best practice. Paul’s measured feedback and helpful suggestions have allowed us to refine our processes to ensure that we always meet the Office of Fair Trading rules.
Director of All Residential Real Estate Pty Ltd; Wollongong
Always helpful & knowledgeable . Great advice come tax time in respect of assisting to maximise our returns in a tax effective way.
Director of Raine & Horne Maroubra
It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Paul Simeoni to anyone looking for very professional and extremely knowledgeable accounting and business advisory services. Paul and his team are always on top of their game and always ensure that we are on track with meeting all our tax and compliance obligations. Simeoni & Co provide high calibre accounting service, expert advice, are always readily available and genuinely care about seeing my business thrive and grow!
Since engaging Simeoni & Co as my Company and Personal accountants, I not only take comfort in knowing that all our i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed, I have taken a quantum leap forward financially and am well and truly on track to reaching my financial goals!
A big heart felt thank you Paul, moving all my affairs over to you has been one of the best business decisions I have made and I look forward to working with you and your team for many years to come!
Principal at Marcs Property; Bella Vista.
Business Alert! – No tax deductions if you do not meet your tax obligations06th Jun 2019
From 1 July 2019, if taxpayers do not meet their PAYG withholding and reporting obligations, they will not be able to claim a tax deduction for payments:
- of salary, wages, commissions, bonuses or allowances to an employee;
- of directors’ fees;
- to a religious practitioner;
- under a labour hire arrangement; or
- made for services where the supplier does not provide their ABN.
The main exception is where you realise there is a mistake and voluntarily correct it before the ATO begins a review or audit.
In these circumstances, a deduction may still be available if you voluntarily correct the problem but penalties may still apply for the failure to withhold the correct amount of tax.
There is also an exception for situations where you make payments to a contractor but then later realise that they should have been paid as an employee, as long as the worker has provided an ABN.
The Government has also proposed that from 1 July 2021, the ABNs of those required to lodge a tax return but have not done so will be cancelled.