AFS Team Bendigo Bank Fun Run

AFS gets a run for their money

Some thought it couldn’t be beaten, others thought they could beat it themselves, but the Corporate Cup was destined for the AFS/Venture team again in 2017, who claimed it for the fifth year in a row at the annual Bendigo Bank Fun Run. Read more

Client Update – April 2017

As April arrives Queenslanders are clearing up after the devastation of Cyclone Debbie which damaged homes, businesses and agricultural crops. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all those affected.

Our April update includes a very special front page, as we introduce our first Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Kate Mannix.

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Client update – February 2017

It’s hard to believe it’s February already, with the nation back at work and kids back at school after the summer holidays.

Maiden Gully CFACasual cash quarter

This casual cash quarter we are recognising the hard work that our local firefighters do, especially during the warmer months. We will be supporting our local Lockwood and Maiden Gully Fire Brigades through casual cash donations.

 

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Economic Update:

All eyes were on the US in January, where newly installed President Trump hit the ground running. Markets took this as an encouraging sign that he would follow through on promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending. An encouraging start to the US company reporting season and higher oil prices also boosted confidence, until confusion surrounding immigration policy prompted a late sell off.

In Australia, local shares lost ground over the month despite continued strength in iron ore prices and tame inflation. The consumer price index (CPI) rose by a lower than expected 0.5% in the December quarter, taking the annual rate of inflation to 1.5% from 1.3% previously. This leaves the door open for a potential further rate cut by the Reserve Bank if inflation remains in check.

Also in this issue:

  • Home office deductions explanation
  • Wine Equalisation Tax Rebate changes summarised
  • Tips on how to get your business on track for 2017
  • Venture Financial Advisors raise the topic of education costs
  • What we’ve been up to in the community.

We hope you find this issue informative, should you wish to investigate any of these matters, we encourage you to contact our office.

Client update – December 2016

AFS turns 70

In this month’s edition we cover the history of AFS. This year we celebrate 70 years of service in Bendigo and beyond. From humble beginnings to a team of over 70, we take a look back at the history of the firm.

 

BDG blogThe wonderful work from all of our team over the years has shaped AFS into the successful firm it is today. AFS now has seven Partners and over 70 staff, comparing itself to second-tier firms in Melbourne.

Our culture sets us apart from other accounting firms. It’s the customer service and respect with which we treat our clients that makes us stand out. It defines who we are and how we connect with our clients and community.

Read about where our firm began and how it became all that it is today here.

 


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Also in this issue:

 

  • December economic summary
  • Superannuation reform Bill passed
  • SuperStream compliance under the spotlight
  • Small business exit plan
  • Research and development tax rate change
  • Primary producer income tax averaging
  • Simplified record keeping
  • AFS takes the cup four years running
  • Toiletry packs for those in need

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AFS takes the cup four years running

The annual Bendigo Bank Fun Run was held on Sunday 30 October with over 2,000 participants heading along to run or walk 5km, 10km, 15km and even the half marathon 21km!

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Client Update – October 2016

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Cystic Fibrosis a cause for casual cash

In this month’s edition we cover the fight for cystic fibrosis. Earlier this year we were saddened to hear the news that little Macie had been diagnosed with CF. Macie is the granddaughter of Danny Caulfield, one of our long time associates. Read more

Client Update – February 2016

Feb 2016 cover page

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Eliza’s Heroes

Our cover story this issue tells the story of young Eliza and how Righteous Pups will change her life for the better. Eliza’s Heroes are a group of community-minded people who have trained for months to take on the Bendigo Braves at 2pm on Saturday 19 March 2016 at the Bendigo Stadium. Read more

We had fun on the run, and we won!

Graeme Stewart accepting the 2015 Corporate Cup with Bendigo Mayor Peter Cox

Graeme Stewart accepting the 2015 Corporate Cup with Mayor Peter Cox

With over 2,800 entrants, the Bendigo Bank Fun Run was again a huge success, raising money for rehabilitation services at Bendigo Health. Read more

Running for the Corporate Cup

The race is on for the largest team entry in the 2015 Bendigo Bank Fun Run. As reigning champions for the past two years, the AFS & Associates / Venture Financial Advisers team are keen to take out the award again. Read more

Community Bank breakfast – a success

Early last month, we took the opportunity to meet many of our Community Bank clients while they were in Bendigo for the 2015 Community Bank National Conference. The conference was held at Ulumbarra Theatre on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 September 2015 and delegates represented Community Banks from all states and territories across Australia. Read more