Summer 2013

Welcome to our summer edition of The Full Account.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year. I trust that you are already looking forward and planning for 2014. With this in mind it might be a good time to make some time to catch up with your Chartered Accountant!

I would also like to say thank you for your patronage over the past 12 months, it really is appreciated, and everyone at Aitken Signor is looking forward to working with you in the New Year.

One of the projects we have been working on is business benchmarking. We have recently engaged some fantastic new benchmark reporting and we are eager to roll this out to you in 2014. Please click on the top right hand menu link to register your interest.

FYI - our office will be closing for a break on the 20th December 2013 and will be reopening on the 6th January 2014.

One again, have a great festive season and speak with you soon.


Gifting to business clients

At this time of the year it is common to provide gifts to existing clients and customers as an act of goodwill and as a thank you for their custom and support of your business.

What are the taxation implications?

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Coalition tax changes

The new Coalition Government has announced they intend to repeal or change a number of tax measures proposed by the previous Government. A number of these will affect small businesses.

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Business management for Christmas

Christmas can either represent boom time or downtime for your business. As a result, business planning is essential to ensure the organisation is well placed for the new year.

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Disconnect during holidays

The use of technology has revolutionised the way we work. No longer do you need to be in the office to check e-mails – you are contactable 24/7. But what are the boundaries?

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Management liability insurance - what is it and how can it protect me

Also known as Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, it is generally accepted if a financial loss is sustained in the course of the general management of a company and includes various elements of business operations-Shareholders, Suppliers, Customers, Employees, Competitors and Regulators.

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Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)

Our office has received the following information from the Australian Government.

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Liability limited by a Scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

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Key Dates

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Benchmarking Your Business

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Superannuation Contribution Caps

The caps have been adjusted for the 2014 financial year and if you are over 60 years of age the concessional cap is now $35,000 (up from $25,000).

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

Do you a require assistance with bookkeeping? Contact Tom from OneLessDesk Bookkeeping on    02 9033 8696.

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Level 1, 12 Waters Road,
Neutral Bay NSW 2089,

Phone: (02) 8969 8660
Fax: (02) 8969 8650

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