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      Volume 13 - Issue 1 - March 2015


  Flexibility and adaptability

Every business continues to see change that disrupts the way it does business. People in business need to be flexible and adaptable. We need to take stock and clearly understand the value we deliver.

Bruce Saward looks at how businesses should focus on their value proposition and to develop strategies to seize opportunities in times of change.












Where there's a will...

We are introducing a series of articles that will be presented over the next few e-bulletins. Estate planning is very important, for your peace of mind, and for your loved ones at a time of stress and grief. Wills are very important but they don't cover everything. There is lots more to know about estate planning.  Read more...


Reporting and Governance e-bulletin
We invest significant time and resources in keeping up to date on issues impacting on our clients. Our new e-bulletin is designed for directors and finance executives, assisting you to stay informed of the latest developments in financial reporting and governance.
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Changes to the FBT rate As announced in the previous Budget, this rate will increase by 2% however there is relief available for not-for-profit organisations. 

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Estate planning Where there's a will, the way might not be that obvious. Estate planning involves so much more than having a will. In this, the first in a series of articles, we look at an overview of some of the important considerations.

Family Assistance Payments If you have claimed a Family Assistance Payment for the 2013/14 year a tax return must be lodged in order to reconcile previous payments and to ensure future payments.


Several new starters and other news around the team.


Thank you Thankyou, from around the planet
A bold idea led to Thankyou Water, the first of their products, now Thankyou is a household name. They don't refer to themselves as a business. Instead they are a Social Enterprise creating life changing products. All their profits go back into some great projects changing lives, regions and countries.


ACNC to continue for now In a recent bulletin to our NFP e-bulletin subscribers, we briefly discussed the new Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison's decision to make abolishing the ACNC a very low priority with no immediate plans to progress the issue.

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Action is required The ACNC has introduced additional charity sub-types and the governing rules of Public Ancillary Funds need to be updated. Both require action by 1 July.


Count Report With articles on:
bulletRise as the dollar falls
bulletSMSF: How and why to diversify
bulletTeaching kids the secrets of success

Russell Bedford World Business with articles on:
bulletBelgium - Heart of Europe
bulletMauritius - Stepping stone to sub-Saharan Africa
Doing business 2015 - Going beyond efficiency


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