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  • Preparing for the Auditors

    Preparing for the Auditors

    The annual audit of your entity’s financial statements does not need to be a stressful time for staff and management.

    You may be familiar with the phrase ‘when you fail to plan, you plan to fail’, a very fair statement when it comes to approaching the audit. 

     

  • Simpler BAS starts on 1 July

    Simpler BAS starts on 1 July

    The Australian Taxation Office are introducing new Simpler BAS reporting from 1 July 2017.  What does Simpler BAS reporting mean?  It means that the GST information you report on your BAS currently is being reduced.  You will no longer need to report on items such as GST Free sales or break down purchases between capital and non-capital.

  • Reminder that Superannuation is Changing from 1 July 2017

    Reminder that Superannuation is Changing from 1 July 2017

    Have you prepared for the government’s changes to Superannuation?

    From 1 July 2017 a number of changes to the Superannuation system will come into effect. We have prepared a summary of the major changes that you may need to consider for your convenience. 

  • EOFY planning?

    EOFY planning?

    It's our favourite time of year! The 2017 financial year will soon draw to a close, making it the perfect time for you to think about your tax planning strategies. 

    Regardless of the type of income you earn, if you lodge a tax return and recieve a tax assessment, tax planning is something you should consider. 

  • GPAC's 2017 Theatre Season

    GPAC's 2017 Theatre Season

    An iconic and central hub for art and music within the Geelong community, Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) has launched into its 2017 theatre season designed to move, inspire and excite its audiences. 

    Our General Manager, Michelle Lee attended the Dracula performance who had this to say......

  • Davidsons Budget 2017 Review

    Davidsons Budget 2017 Review

    We have prepared a comprehensive report of last night’s budget. Our report summarises the budget in the first couple of pages before providing greater detail on the areas that matter to you.

  • The most far-reaching superannuation changes in 10 years

    The most far-reaching superannuation changes in 10 years

    Some of the most far-reaching superannuation reforms since 2007 were introduced to the House of Representatives on 9 November 2016. On 23 November the Bill was passed by both Houses and now awaits Royal Assent – which should be a mere formality.

    The reforms are both good and not-so-good, depending on your personal situation.

  • Don’t get caught out – the ATO are watching

    Don’t get caught out – the ATO are watching

    A recent media blast from the Australia Taxation Office has stated that they are paying extra attention to the deductions taxpayers are claiming, particularly those making higher than expected claims.

  • Supporting the Geelong Animal Welfare Society

    Supporting the Geelong Animal Welfare Society

    In the month of October, here at Davidsons, our chosen charity was GAWS (Geelong Animal Welfare Society). We have many passionate pet owners here but none more so than our own Claire Sharp who has been encouraging all of us to donate to a drive she has been running all month.

  • Selling a Property – do you need to withhold tax?

    Selling a Property – do you need to withhold tax?

    New rules were introduced on 1 July 2016 that place obligations on parties that are buying and selling Australian real property with a market value of $2million or more.

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