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Important changes to the SBSCH

Do you pay employee superannuation contributions using the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) ? If so, please note important changes and action that needs to be taken. On 26 February 2018, the SBSCH service will join the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) online services Business Portal. What you need to do

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Vacancy tax

Vacant residential land tax

A tax on vacant residential land in Victoria – Melbourne’s inner and middle suburbs. If unoccupied for more than 6 months of the year, vacancy tax may apply

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Patrick Rowan & Associates Smith Family 2017 Christmas Appeal

Our tree is for sharing. Smith Family Appeal.

Thank you for supporting our Toy & Gift appeal.  We were thrilled with the number of presents under our tree and the generosity of our staff, clients and friends.  This is sure to put a smile on the faces of many children this Christmas. 

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PRA. Ladies Cocktail Luncheon.

Over delicious canapes by the RK Group, we chatted and made new friends. Guest presenter, the inspirational Diana Taylor, shared stories about life in Football, a sport which truly brings people together. The PRA Ladies Cocktail Luncheon held during November at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club raised over $2,000 for the Christ Church Meals Program and Anam Cara House.

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SWOT analysis is the key to business planning

SWOT analysis. Why your survival means evolving your business.

Could you benefit from a SWOT analysis? Knowing your business Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats can help your business survive. It’s been some time since you started your business. Many business owners have mixed emotions as they experience the highs and lows of owning and running a small business. Very few small business owners take the time to sit back and analyse the changes taking place in their business and…

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Geelong Accountant Helen Pemberton celebrates 25 years at Patrick Rowan & Associates

Geelong Accountant Helen Pemberton celebrates 25 years

Like nearly everything in life, a career in accounting has its ups and downs. But for Geelong Accountant and Partner at Patrick Rowan & Associates, Helen Pemberton, accounting remains her perfect career choice.
“I love my job,” says Helen who is celebrating 25 years with Geelong Accounting Firm, Patrick Rowan & Associates.
Helen believes the accounting business is as much about people as figures and number crunching.

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Beware of ATO and ASIC Scams

Beware of ATO & ASIC Scams

Recent warnings from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has highlighted the number of fraudulent and unsolicited emails, SMS and phone calls.
Scammers, pretending to be from these organisations have been contacting people asking them to pay outstanding debt and fees and to disclose personal information.

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Patrick Rowan & Associates End of Year Tax Tips

Tax Tips for End of Financial Year

As we approach the end of the financial year, it’s time for both individuals and businesses to ensure tax affairs are in order and to consider key tax planning strategies.   In this article, we highlight some of the more general tax planning strategies. Please contact the team at Patrick Rowan & Associates to discuss your personal situation. End of Year Tax Hints Make a Superannuation Contribution HINT:  Tax deductions…

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