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End of Year Update – 2018

  • Planning for the holiday rush
  • Staff safety at Christmas parties
  • System overhauls for secure data
  • Government bans ESST
  • Extra conditions for CGT concessions
  • Christmas employee rewards
  • And More
Business Matters – Q4 2018

  • Preparing your BAS
  • Seasonal Pricing Strategy
  • ATO expands TPAR criteria
  • Small business delivery tips
  • And More
Profit Matters – Spring 2018

  • Closing a sale
  • Data cleaning for successful marketing
  • Make business goals a reality
  • Correctly terminating an employee
  • Creating a successful start up
  • Read more
Financially Speaking -Spring 2018

  • Economic outlook
  • More benchmarks in the world than stocks
  • Cycle of market emotions
  • Redefining risk for income investors
  • Crowd funding
  • Read more
Tax Matters 28 –  2018

  • Changes to GST at settlement forms
  • Claiming the $20,000 instant asset write-off
  • Target amendments to Division 7A
  • How are super death benefits taxed?
  • Read more
Business Matters Q3 2018

  • Hiring for cultural fit
  • Dealing with conflicts of interest
  • Creating an agile workplace
  • Should I enter a partnership
  • And more
Business News Newcastle NSW
Profit Matters Winter 2018

  • Understanding your management style
  • Nailing your content marketing strategy
  • Preventing burnout in your workplace
  • Batching your tasks
  • And more
Financially Speaking Winter 2018

  • Economic Outlook
  • Big Data is fuelling the AI revolution
  • Earning money from the sharing economy
  • How to help ensure your super contributions don’t exceed the caps
  • Lessons from the market
  • And more
Year End Strategies

  • Tax time for investment property
  • Deadline approaching for CGT relief
  • Preparing for Single Touch Payroll
  • Year End 2018 checklist
  • Preparing for year end
  • And more
Business Matters – Q 2 – 2018

  • Harassment in light of #MeToo
  • ACCC announces 2018 priorities
  • Defining business values
  • Year end mistakes
  • And more
Profit Matters – Autumn 18

  • Staying ahead of the game in 2018
  • Building awesome business relationships
  • Goal-setting for your business
  • Leading change and driving profits
  • Hiring the right staff
  • And more
Financially Speaking Autumn 2018

  • Economic Outlook
  • Can Socially Responsible Investing and good returns coexist?
  • When can I retire?
  • How will the First Home Super Scheme work for SMSFs?
  • Telecoms: The fourth industrial revolution
  • And more

Past newsletters – Pre 2018

Please be aware that some content may be out of date and should not be acted upon without consulting your relevant advisor.

Business Matters 2018

  • Make 2018 your best year ever
  • Don’t get caught at these public holidays
  • Maximising efficiency in your business
  • Boosting employee engagement
  • Evening the playing field
  • And more
End of Year Update 2017

  • End-of-year admin tasks
  • Avoiding the Grinch this Christmas
  • Kickstart your holiday marketing
  • The gift of FBT-free giving
  • Going green in the new year
  • And more …
Profit Matters – Summer

  • Inspiring employees for long-term success
  • Identifying your target market
  • Signs it’s time to sell-up
  • Benefits of cloud computing
  • Optimising in-house communication
  • And more
Financial Advisor Newcastle NSW
Financially Speaking – Spring 2017

  • Market update
  • The new super rules contain some good news
  • Ways to improve your home
  • What do market benchmarks measure?
  • Cover your way of life.
Newcastle Business Accounting
Business Matters, Q4 2017

  • Are you ready to expand your business?
  • Turning negative customer feedback around
  • New ban on excessive payment surcharges
  • Strategies for digital growth
  • And more …
Tax Advisors Newcastle NSW
Tax Matters, Ed 24 – 2017

  • CGT Strategies for your holiday rental
  • Managing your GST Liability
  • Using the $20k instant asset write-off
  • ATO targeting work-related expenses
  • And more …
End of Year Business Strategies 2017
Year End Strategies, 2017

  • 2017 year end tax tips
  • Reducing capital gains tax
  • Staying on top of your records
  • CGT relief provisions for SMSFs
  • Super reforms on the way
  • And more …
Financial News Today
Financially Speaking Winter – 2017

  • Market update
  • APRA’s needle just popped the housing bubble
  • End of Financial Year Strategies
  • Buy/sell agreement to cover your business
  • Lower portfolio volatility? It’s in the bank
  • Choosing a wine like a professional
Small business profit strategies by Newcastle Accounting firm Leenane Templeton
Profit Matters – Spring 2017

  • Habits to kick if you want success
  • Boost your business cash flow
  • Leading change
  • Avoid taking these business shortcuts
  • And more …
Newcastle accountants news
Business Matters, Q3 2017

  • Passing on the family business
  • Improving internal communication
  • Simpler BAS from 1 July
  • Checklist for new workers
  • Changes to workplace laws
  • And more …
Profit ideas for business
Profit Matters, Winter 2017

  • Brushing up on communication
  • Tips for online marketing
  • Making better business decisions
  • Having difficult conversations at work
  • Running a productive business meeting
  • And more …
Financial News April 2017
Financially Speaking Autumn – 2017

  • 2017 market outlook
  • Are you prepared for the new superannuation changes?
  • Resisting temptation
  • Raising financially savvy kids
  • Easing the journey into aged care
Tax Matters 22 Newcastle Accountants
Tax Matters Edition 22 – 2017

  • CGT exemptions for depreciating assets
  • ATO issues ruling on bad debts
  • Simpler BAS for small business
Tax News on the Australian Budget 2017
Budget Edition 23 – 2017

  • Keeping taxpayers honest
  • CGT events affecting shareholders
  • Rates increase for fuel tax credits
  • Building a sustainable lifestyle
  • ATO to report unpaid debts
  • A guide to negative gearing
News for your business in June 2017
Business Matters Q2, 2017

  • Managing morale through change
  • Common traps at tax time
  • ACCC compliance priorities for 2017
  • Changes to penalty rates
  • Managing your GST liability
  • And more …
Business News NSW
Tax Matters Autumn 2017

  • Finding your point of difference
  • Opening a second location
  • Overcoming motivation blocks
  • Why business needs social responsibility
  • And more
Newcastle Business News Jan
Business Matters Q1, 2017

  • New Year’s Resolutions for 2017
  • Tips for improving cash flow
  • New safe harbour for car fringe benefits
  • Preparing for public holidays in 2017
  • Intellectual property law basics
Business Profit News Summer
Profit Matters – Summer ’16

  • Improving your sales pitch
  • How to fuel creativity
  • Investing in employee wellness
  • Tips for using holiday hashtags
  • And more
Financial News 2016
Summer Edition 2016

  • Balancing portfolios in an unbalanced world
  • Learning the (investment) lessons of history
  • Trust your strategic plan but keep some powder dry!
  • What is global listed infrastructure?
  • The case for industrial shares
Leenane Templeton Chartered Accountants Business Matters Newsletters Q4 2016
Business Matters Q4, 2016

  • Investing in business real property
  • New PAYG withholding rates
  • Taking out a chattel mortgage
  • Preparing for your business exit
  • Are you underpaying employees?
Tax Matters Newsletters September 2016
Spring Edition, 2016

  • ATO crackdown on work-related expenses
  • How do franking credits work?
  • Tax tips for property investors
Financial News Front Cover
Spring Edition 2016

  • Beyond Brexit
  • Timing retirement
  • Five big questions for AREIT investors
  • Why having a proper estate plan is so important
  • Changes to the age pension rules – are you ready?
  • How to avoid behavioural investment traps
Profit Matters Spring 2016
Spring Edition, 2016

  • Crafting your promotional mix
  • How to be successful in new situations
  • Boost resilience in the workplace
Business Matters July 16-22
Q3, 2016

  • Finding your target market
  • New high-income threshold
  • Getting your BAS right
  • Calculating fuel tax credits
  • Setting out terms and conditions
  • Eliminating hiring bias
Tax Matters March 2016
Ed18 – 2016

  • ATO crackdown on rental property tax claims
  • Limits for FBT Benefits
  • Cutting tax on share transfers
  • Calculating your property GST
Profit Matters Newsletters
Autumn – 2016

  • Managing online reviews
  • Finding the right culture fit
  • Leverage from LinkedIn
  • Conducting effective meetings
Leenane Templeton Newcastle, Australia
Winter Edition 2016

  • Counting the cost of a curve ball
  • Property and diversified portfolio
  • SMSF borrowing gets the amber light
  • Making sense of the fixed income landscape
  • Time to reconsider emerging markets
  • Getting financially prepared to start a family
Business Matters January 2016 Newcastle
January 2016

  • Cancelling or transferring a business name
  • Selling your business GST-free
  • Meeting your superannuation obligations
  • Making environmental claims
Federal Budget Tax News
BUDGET EDITION – 2016

  • Industries on the ATO’s radar this year
  • Federal Budget – Superannuation changes
  • ATO to focus on collectables
  • Federal Budget – Individuals
  • Federal Budget – flexible super
  • Tax on gifts and donations
Year End Tax Strategies
2015-2016

  • Surviving the run up to June 30
  • End of financial year: SMSFs
  • Keeping on top of your records
  • Upcoming ATO compliance targets
  • End-of-year superannuation checklist
Financial News Autumn 2016
Autumn Edition 2016

  • Macro risks elevated in 2016
  • The Star Wars’ guide to investing in volatile times
  • Aged care – making an informed decision
  • Give your bonus a boost this year
  • Thinking outside the box – commercial vs residential property
  • Ignore life’s trigger events at your peril
Financially Speaking News
Summer Edition 2015

  • An SMSF trustee decision for the long haul.
  • Why franking credits are important for retirees.
  • Changes to the age pension rules.
  • Make sure your estate ends up in the right hands.
Tax Matters Dec 2015
Edition 17 – 2015

  • Applying for a tax withholding variation.
  • Claiming tax deductions for your website.
  • Tax-deductible overseas trips.
  • Selling your business.
Business Matters Oct 2015
Q4 2015:

  • Surviving the ATO crackdown.
  • Expanding your business overseas.
  • Is a company merger your ideal exit strategy?
  • And more.
Financially Speaking
Financially Speaking – Spring Edition 2015:

  • Why China’s property market matters.
  • Trauma fills the gaps.
  • Insurance through super.
  • Control your retirement income.
  • Are your estate affairs in order.
  • Four tips on what to do with a windfall.
Tax Matters Business Edition 16
Tax Matters – Edition 16 – 2015

Tax strategies for you and your business:

• ATO focuses on rental property deductions

• Training course deductions

• Reducing holiday house CGT

• Work-related expensed on ATO hitlist

Business Matters Quarter 3 2015
Business Matters – Quarter 3 – 2015

Strategies for managing your business:

  • Annual leave overhaul
  • Be careful of automatic renewals in contracts
  • Update on unemployment laws
  • Delivering quality customer service
  • ACCC cracks down on franchises
Year End Financial Strategies 2015
Year End Strategies 2014/15

  • Tax tips for property investors.
  • Surviving the run up to June 30.
  • End of financial year, SMSFs.
  • Keeping on top of your records.
  • Upcoming ATO compliance targets.
  • End-of-year superannuation checklist.
  • And more.
Financially Speaking Winter 2015
Financially Speaking Winter 2015

  • The Investment Hunger Games
  • Getting ahead in your 50s
  • Protect your earnings and reap the tax benefits
  • Is an SMSF right for you?
  • Five steps to consider before entering an aged care home
  • Maximise your opportunities for the end of financial year
  • Do you really have to play big, to win big?
Federal Budget 2015 tax
Federal Budget Tax Update

For You And Your Business

  • Budget focus on stimulating small business
  • Fuel tax credit rate increases
  • R&D and other incentives
  • Property damage considerations for investors
  • Tax shortfall disclosure commended
Financially Speaking News Red
Financially speaking autumn edition 2015

  • Plummeting oil prices and quantitative easing have global
    significance
  • Global technology wars
  • Making the most of your retirement income
  • Aged care reforms
  • Covering life’s stages
  • Have you considered Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?
  • Demystifying long-short funds
Business Matters Q1 2015
2015 Business Update

Strategies For Managing Your Business

  • Business Resolutions for 2015
  • Managing Your Cash flow
  • Making Sure FBTs are beneficial
  • A guide to CGT
Business Tax Matters Ed 14
2015 Tax Matters

Tax Strategies For You & Your Business

  • Negative Gearing For Property Investors
  • Share Transactions: ATO Digging
  • ATO Targets motor vehicles
  • Minimising Your FBT Bill