Patrick Rowan Accountants Geelong 45 year celebrations

Patrick Rowan Accountants. Celebrating 45 years

MEDIA RELEASE. As Patrick Rowan & Associates Accountants celebrates 45 years in business, founder Patrick Rowan reflects on the vast changes not only in technology but also people and culture. It’s 1973, Gough Whitlam begins his tenure as Prime Minister of our country. Young entrepreneur, Mr Patrick Rowan takes the plunge and starts out in business. Founder of Patrick Rowan & Associates, a local Accounting and Business Advisory firm, Mr…

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Award Payroll Tax Changes 1 July 2018

Changes for Business Owners 1 July

There have been important Government changes that have come into effect from 1 July 2018 including changes to minimum wage, payroll tax and long service leave. Please take the time to ensure your business is compliant.  

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Director penalties and tax debts

Directors Penalties and Tax Debts

There have been a number of developments recently in the area of Director’s Penalties and Tax Debts. In this article Patrick Rowan & Associates review the potential liabilities of business owners and directors. Important reading for all business owners and directors.

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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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