During this challenging period, many small business owners and their advisors have been busier than ever. But while the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, the requirements of year-end remain. And, now more than ever, it pays to be prepared. 

As part of our series, ‘The sum of us’, the Xero team is exploring the relationships that pave the way for mastering tax time. Today, we’re speaking to Melbourne-based BAS agent Line Paras of Counting Clouds and accountant Tony Nagle of Nagle Accounting to uncover not only how they take on year-end together, but why they couldn’t do it without each other.

How did your collaboration begin?

Tony: Line and I got to know each other about four years ago because we had mutual clients. It turned out we both specialise in creatives – artists, musicians, craftsmen. It might be a sole trader who just bobbles along for