Patrick Rowan & Associates End of Year Tax Tips

10 Year End Tax Tips

As we we approach the end of the financial year, it’s time to ensure your tax affairs are in order and to consider key tax planning strategies. Here’s some end of year tax tips: 1. Bring forward Deductions Any expenses to be claimed in the 2018 financial year need to be paid prior to June 30, so it can be valuable to take a look at any expenses that may…

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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the workplace

Tips from Positive Psychology to cope with Worry, Stress and Burnout. According to Chris Mackey, statistics show 1 in 5 adults experience some kind of anxiety-based condition of which a prominent feature is some form of worry. Time pressures, excessive responsibility, perfectionism in the workplace can lead to worry, stress and eventually burnout. It’s normal.  It’s very real. It’s not something to be shunned. The entire Patrick Rowan & Associates…

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ATO debt may impact your credit rating

ATO debt may impact your credit rating

Credit rating scores help lenders decide if they should lend you money. Did you know your ATO debt may also count towards your credit rating? What is a credit rating? A score is given based on an analysis of your credit file.  This helps a lender, such as banks to help them determine whether to lend you money and how much to lend. How is your credit score calculated? Credit…

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$68k raised at GWYL crowd funding event

Patrick Rowan & Associates were just one of the proud partners at the recent Give Where You Live Fund Raising event. Attended by 200+ people at Geelong’s Federal Mills, the evening’s presentations will be aired on ABC TV Show, Compass. An impressive $68,000 was raised for charities, The Power in You Project, Ocean Mind Incorporated and Norlane Community Initiatives. Well done to the Geelong community.    

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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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