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Monday 10th April 2017
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Common Failures of Company Directors 2015 -2016

Each year the Australian Securities and Investments Commission reports on the number of reported possible misconducts by Directors. From the findings, 47% of the alleged breaches related to financial matters being; the failure to keep appropriate financial records (19.2%)

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Category: Business
Monday 20th March 2017
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By  Stephanie Oakley
With 31 March and the end of the Fringe Benefits Tax year just around the corner, now is the time to take advantage of last minute tax planning opportunities. Below is a summary of the most common types of fringe benefits, and their tax treatment:
 

MOTOR VEHICLES

This is the
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Category: Tax
Friday 3rd March 2017
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The first Friday in March is employee appreciation day. In reality, you should appreciate your employees every day, but if there's one unmissable day to appreciate employees, this is it.

Appreciation is the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.

  • You might assume that "they
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Category: Guest Bloggers
Monday 30th January 2017
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By  Stephanie Oakley

In this blog we discuss the dynamics of transitioning to a small business and the challenges you may encounter along the way, including building a team, letting go of responsibilities, and most significantly… changing your mindset!

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Category: Business
Monday 16th January 2017
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By  Stephanie Oakley

There has been a fair amount of media around fully flexible work arrangements and a much broader idea that people can now work from anywhere in the world, so should we let them. Here are some of the things learnt along the journey into fully flexible work arrangements.

 

The Flexibility Deal

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Category: General
Wednesday 11th January 2017
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By  Stephanie Oakley

As part of our hotel service offering, we review the gaming tax on annual basis for our hotelier’s to ensure they are not overpaying gaming tax. Even for new hoteliers at new venues, we can review prior years gaming tax assessments (of prior owners) and any gaming duty overpaid is refunded to the new owners.

If your hotel makes less

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Wednesday 14th December 2016
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By  Stephanie Oakley

There has been a lot of noise and news around comments that Australia’s borrowers may be hit with higher mortgage repayments by all lenders. What we know is that the cost of funding loans through both retail deposits and wholesale term debt is rising. Global financial markets have been volatile and this is impacting the cost of raising funds

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Category: Finance
Wednesday 14th December 2016
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Digital marketing is a term used for all online marketing, this includes social media, email, websites, apps and, Google search and advertising.

People spend more time online than ever, with phones and devices online 24/7 customers can connect to research and shop whenever they feel like it. They connect while watching TV, in bed, in the

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Category: Marketing
Monday 21st November 2016
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By  Stephanie Oakley

 

Watch out for the Tax Man

With the festive season fast approaching and many Christmas functions being organised, the taxman is usually the last person you consider...with the result being that fringe benefits tax (FBT) is the largest cost of the event.

The provision of non-cash benefits to

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Category: Tax
Monday 14th November 2016
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By  Stephanie Oakley
Make no mistake, Donald Trump’s rise to the Presidency speaks to the massive discontent, the frustration with the status quo, and the distrust of the ‘establishment’. It is the continuation of a movement across the globe that has seen people rally against a ‘system’ that they believe has failed them. This is the evolution
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Category: Wealth Management