AFS Tax update

Tax Update – February 2016

Single Touch Payroll pilot and tax offset proposed

mouse clickThe Government is looking to cut red tape for employers by simplifying tax and superannuation reporting obligations through its initiative called Single Touch Payroll (STP). Read more

Client Update – December 2015

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Making a difference in the long run

The cover story features our recent Corporate Cup win with 125 entrants in the 2015 Bendigo Bank fun run. We’re proud to part of this fantastic event, supporting rehabilitation services at Bendigo Health this year.

Laptop and tablets2016 Small Business Support

We are also preparing for a series of small business workshops in 2016 and we would appreciate your input via this quick survey.

 

Also in this issue:

  • Unbundling phone and internet expense claims for work purposes
  • Australian Tax Office ‘certainty’ letters
  • SMSF borrowing ban recommendation
  • Proposed fringe benefit tax (FBT) changes  – Car expenses and FBT concessions on entertainment
  • Unsolicited ATO phone calls  – look out for friends, neighbours and those more vulnerable in the community
  • Giving Cash for Christmas – Tax implications on the gift of cash from Venture Financial Advisers

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

Australian Jobs – 2015 publication

Jobs 2015The 2015 Australian Jobs publication presents an overview of the labour market to meet the need for industry, occupation and location information for a range of users. 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

AFS Proud Moments

We’re proud of our National Emergency Medal recipient

Image by Darren Howe of the Bendigo Advertiser

Image by Darren Howe of the Bendigo Advertiser

AFS Partner and CFA Volunteer, David Hutchings, was recently awarded the National Emergency Medal for his work to protect life and property during the Black Saturday fires. Read more

Support Graeme with his new milkshake habit for Dry July

Graeme Stewart Dry JulyGraeme is ecstatic to be one of the Bendigo Health Ambassadors for Dry July to raise money for Bendigo Health and local cancer patients. Read more

Congratulations to our receptionist, Celeste

A big congratulations to our trainee Celeste, who has completed her Certificate III in Business Administration. Today Celeste accepted a full-time, permanent position as our receptionist.

Her lovely smile will welcome you at our reception desk.

Prepare Your Business for Success – Bendigo Small Business Festival

Each August, the Small Business Festival Victoria hosts hundreds of amazing events all across Victoria. For those considering starting a new business, or considering changing their existing business, AFS are hosting a free event at 4pm on Tuesday 4 August at the Capital Theatre in Bendigo. Read more