Spring 2013

It has been sometime since our last newsletter and in this time there have been a number of (well documented) changes. However, one thing remains constant, we are always looking at ways to improve on our service offering to you.

As part of our continual improvement process, you will notice (I hope) that we have revamped the old Client Information Bulletin with our new online newsletter The Full Account. We hope to keep you informed and up to date with the latest in taxation, accounting, and business news and strategies. We also hope to keep you up to date with all the news from our dedicated team.

I trust that you find our Spring edition informative and I am always happy to hear any feedback that you might have (both positive and negative!).

Best Regards.

Trent

Protecting your business for customers' insolvency

Running a business is all about managing risk – most acutely to avoid bankruptcy or insolvency. When providing services or goods to a customer, there is always the possibility that your customer will unexpectedly be unable to pay you according to your agreed trading terms or even leave your debt unpaid.
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Tax deductions for your investment property - building depreciation

As you may be aware, when you build a property, or make improvements, alterations or additions to your property (also known as capital works), the costs associated with this construction are 'capital' in nature, and are not an outright tax deduction against income earned on your property (eg rental income).
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Property market news - Gayle Walker Real Estate, Mosman

RPData reports "Sydney has recorded a stunning 81.2 per cent auction clearance rate as the much anticipated spring selling season gets underway. Listings are up, with 485 auctions cleared out of 597, and Sydney home values jumping by 0.5 %. Values have grown 7.5 per cent in 2013 and 7 per cent from this time last year.
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Corporate gifts – part of business culture

With an increasing level of business now being traded in Asia, it is important that Australian companies understand cultural differences.  This is particularly important in regard to the cultural rules of gift giving.
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Coles turn around

Managing Director of Coles Supermarkets, Ian McCleod has a simple strategy to build the business.
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Great new product ideas

Here are several ways to obtain great ideas for new products.
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Key Dates

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Reminder - Super Guarantee Increase

Just a reminder that as of 1 July 2013 the super guarantee was increased to 9.25% and the upper age limit has been removed.

Bookkeeping Services

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