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Financially Speaking – Winter Edition

  • Economic Outlook
  • Staying on track
  • Embracing the fear
  • Fight the flight
  • How market volatility affects your super
  • Transitioning to retirement

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Tax Matters – Autumn 2020

  • ATO introduces new work from home deduction method
  • Do you need to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report?
  • What to know about lodgement date referrals
  • Varying PAYG instalments

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Year End Strategies-  19/20 Tax Guide

    • JobKeeper: what to do now
    • Major changes to instant asset write-off
    • 2020 end of financial year checklist
    • Rent relief for commercial tenants
    • Tax tips for property investors
    • And more

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Business Matters – Q2 2020

    • Increased cash flow support for businesses
    • Cybersecurity when working from home
    • How to raise capital
    • Big banks offer a financial lifeline
    • Government strives to keep business intact
    • What will record low interest rates mean for your business

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Profit Matters – Autumn 2020

  • Managing your staff under COVID-19
  • How to start and grow your business blog
  • Training a new employee
  • Avoiding project failures
  • Business credit card vs small business loan
  • Are you using cash flow forecasting?
  • Lead generation for 2020

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Financially Speaking – Autumn Edition

  • Economic Outlook (Pre Coronavirus impact)
  • How to manage anchoring bias
  • Investment strategies for your future
  • Self -employed? Don’t leave your business at risk
  • What can retires do about longevity risk?

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Tax Matters – Summer 2020

  • Restoring damaged tax records after a natural disaster
  • FBT exemption for emergency assistance
  • Amendment to housing affordability measures introduced
  • Removal of the main residence exemption for non-resident

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Profit Matters – Summer 2019-20

  • Sales strategies for 2020
  • How to best prepare for a business loan
  • What to include in a business partnership agreement
  • Avoiding non-paying clients
  • Negotiating a business deal
  • Find your business niche

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Financially Speaking – Spring 19

  • Economic Outlook
  • Transition to retirement decisions
    are life changing.
  • How to be a human be-ing,
    not a human do-ing
  • Protecting your super – further changes
  • Using diversification to combat risk
  • And more

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End Of Year Update 2019

    • 2020 vision, planning for the new year
    • Securing your business over the break
    • Hiring working holiday makers
    • Holiday travel and estate planning
    • Don’t burn out before the holidays
    • And More

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Tax Matters – December 2019

  • Using the margin scheme correctly
  • Tax implications of termination payments
  • Limiting tax deductions for holding vacant land
  • Time limit on GST refunds

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Business Matters – Q4 2019

    • Deduction rules for small business
    • New industries included under TPAR
    • Reestablishing lost or damaged records
    • A deed or an agreement
    • Surveillance in the workplace
    • Recognising and avoiding conflicts of interest

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Profit Matters – Spring 2019

    • Making the most of a business slowdown
    • Correctly terminating an employee
    • Short-term vs long-term financing
    • Three types of marketing channels
    • Landing page optimisation
    • How to handle staff resignations

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Financially Speaking – Spring 19

  • Economic Outlook
  • Are you an investor or speculator?
  • Why investing for retirement is different
  • Your biggest investing problem may be you
  • Impossible Whoppers and impossible valuations
  • And more

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Tax Matters – Sept 2019

  • Restructure rollover for small businesses
  • Disclosing personal living expenses
  • Single Touch Payroll (STP) exemption
  • Disclosing personal living expenses
  • Personal tax cuts now law
  • And more.

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Business Matters – Aug 2019

  • Small business income tax offset
  • Home based business tax deductions
  • Introducing MyGovID and RAM
  • The legal obligations of marketing
  • The art of effective negotiation
  • And more.

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Profit Matters – Winter 2019

  • Handing over your business to family
  • Making your small business bigger
  • Choosing the right business location
  • Improving your employees’ wellbeing
  • And more.

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Financial News NSW
Financially Speaking – Autumn 19

  • Economic Outlook
  • The financial power of women
  • Tax tips and tax return tips
  • The private equity opportunity
  • Will you be comfortable with comfortable.
  • And more

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Year End Strategies
Year End Strategies – 2018/19

  • 2019 end of financial year checklist
  • Essential record keeping for year-end
  • Tax tips for property investors
  • Getting PAYG withholding right
  • Tax tips for property investors

And More

Business advice in Newcastle NSW
Business Matters – Q2 2019

  • FBT and how it attracts the ATO
  • ATO increases fuel tax credit rates
  • Taking advantage of cashless business
  • Positive business culture
  • Remote workers and how they can help
  • The debtors days method

And More

Financial news update
Financially Speaking – Autumn 19

  • Economic Outlook
  • Understanding elder financial abuse
  • Unhealthy attachments
  • 5 reasons to consider a lifetime annuity
  • 4 tips for boosting your super
  • And more

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Tax advice and news
Tax Matters – Budget Edition

  • A business growth based Budget
  • Supporting the vulnerable
  • Job skills to better tomorrow
  • Changes to PAYG withholding obligations
  • How property investors can get more back
  • Say goodbye to AUSKey

Read More

Profit business advice
Profit Matters – Autumn 2019

  • Increasing employee engagement
  • Impacts of your office environment
  • Benefits of podcasting
  • Code of conduct for your business
  • Responding to customer feedback

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Business Matters – Feb 2019

  • Make 2019 your best year ever
  • Common FBT errors employers make
  • Supporting a grieving employee
  • Are your business practices ethical?
  • Proposed changes to Div 7A
  • Cash flow tips

And More

Financially Speaking – January 2019

  • Economic Outlook
  • Living longer, living smarter
  • How an ETF can help your SMSF portfolio
  • The automotive sector in turbulent change
  • Life insurance implications

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Tax Business News
Tax Matters – March 2019

  • Tax implications for resettlement of trust
  • Instant asset write-off to be increased
  • Scam warning from ATO
  • Tax traps the ATO is watching

Read More

Profit Matters – January 2019

  • Build stronger business relationships
  • A guide to recruiting cultural fit
  • How to find your target market
  • Living up to your potential
  • How to reinvent your business
  • And More

Past newsletters – Pre 2019

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

2019 Business advice for End of Year
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
Newcastle Business Advice News 2019
Business Matters – Q4 2018

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

  • Single Touch Payroll
  • ATO’s new guidelines for FBT on vehicles
  • ATO phone scam alert
  • Government fast-tracks SME tax cuts
  • And More
Business-advice-Newcastle-
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
Business Matters Q3 2018

  • Hiring for cultural fit
  • Dealing with conflicts of interest
  • Creating an agile workplace
  • Should I enter a partnership
  • And 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 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
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
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
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
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