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Newsflash: GST rate reduced to 0%

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Apr 2015

Newsflash: GST rate reduced to 0%

My apologies for the April fools newsletter title, poor accounting humour! There is however talk of tax reform which may see an increase in the rate of GST. Whether the political parties have the will to undertake a sincere review and make tough decisions remains to be seen. Based on the last few years I suspect that there will be much discussion and little action....

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End of year is next week. Really?

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Mar 2015

End of year is next week. Really?

Do you know when the calendar year ends or when the financial year ends? Spare a thought for the poor Fringe Benefits Year End (next week – 31 March) which receives little fanfare although it affects many of us. Do you: Salary package. Work for a community organisation or large institution such as a public hospital. Use a car that is not held in your...

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5 Business Warning Signs

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Mar 2015

5 Business Warning Signs

In addition to our interesting as ever newsletter, I will touch on something we feel is important. Warning Signs We see a number of business owners and managers who are far too busy in their business, not seeing the larger picture of where the business is headed. These businesses often have no long term strategic goal and just amble along. The business owners are stressed...

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Start 2015 well!

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Jan 2015

Start 2015 well!

Welcome to 2015. We trust that you had a good Christmas and New Years although this may be fading into a distant memory as you clean out your inbox.  31 December 2015 Just imagine that the year has magically flown by and you are at the New Year celebrations at 31 December 2015 already. The music is going and you are chatting with your friends....

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Not a Christmas Newsletter… yet.

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Dec 2014

Not a Christmas Newsletter… yet.

If you are like us, your inbox is full of Christmas emails and messages so I promise that this is not another Christmas email! We still have a few productive days left this year so I encourage you to keep running until you reach the finish line before enjoying a well deserved rest. Planning If you have nothing left to do before the end of...

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Business Matters – October 2014

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Oct 2014

Business Matters – October 2014

Welcome to the start of a new week. I hope that you are refreshed after a weekend of fantastic weather (in South East Queensland). Christmas Parties The year is racing away and it is less than 2 months to Christmas. If you are holding an end of year function then you may be booking the function in the near future. Please note that there are...

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Financial Fitness

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Sep 2014

Financial Fitness

On the 2nd of October 2014, Kevin Smith is presenting at a Green Dot Financial function “Financial and Physical Health Check”. Come along to hear the latest in: Tax and business planning tips The cycle of learning Online and digital marketing strategies Health and Nutrition tips Innovative health insurance policies Click here to register When : Thursday the 2nd of October 2014, 16:30 – 18:00...

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Business Matters – July 2014

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Jul 2014

Business Matters – July 2014

Thank you Firstly a big thank you to everyone that supported our 100km Oxfam trail team. The race day started off cold and wet but the rest of the day cleared nicely. Thanks to your support our team raised enough money to build flushing toilets in a Cambodian primary school. Below is a photo taken just before the 100km mark. I assure you that we...

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Tax Planning – 2014

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Jun 2014

Tax Planning – 2014

Last Minute Tax Planning Tax planning isn’t limited to the last few weeks of the tax year.  The best tax planning forms part of your business structuring and is incorporated into decisions throughout the year.  Having said that we appreciate that most business owners are very busy so we have listed a few last minute tax planning ideas: What is new? There are two interesting...

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Financial Fitness

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Jun 2014

Financial Fitness

Next week Kevin Smith is presenting at a Green Dot Financial function “Financial and Physical Health Check”. Come along to hear the latest in: Year end tax planning tips Using superannuation as a powerful wealth preservation tool Health and Nutrition tips Innovative health insurance policies   When : Wednesday 11th June 2014, 12:30 – 2.00pm Where : Level 14, The Rocket, 203 Robina Town Centre...

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