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East Maitland Office

Business Accountants in East Maitland Bottrell East Maitland Accountants & Tax Agents is your reliable source for business advisors in East Maitland. As a local, family-owned and operated business, we comprehend the distinct challenges and possibilities of establishing and operating a business in the Maitland region. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or an established business […]

Newcastle Office

We now have a Bottrell Business Consultants Newcastle Office Our Newcastle office is located at 8/21 Mereweather St, NEWCASTLE.                                     Our Street View                                                                             Our Map Location   Interested in joining our team? Why not apply today?  About Our  Traineeships:- Join the Market Leader in 2016 – Accounting Traineeships Looking to study a B.Com […]

The maximum annual government contribution- First Home Saver Accounts

The maximum annual government contribution The maximum annual government contribution is based on the contribution threshold that is indexed periodically in $500 increments. Income year Contribution threshold Maximum government contribution 2013-14 $6,000 $1,020 2012-13 $6,000 $1,020 2011-12 $5,500 $935 2010-11 $5,500 $935 2009-10 $5,000 $850 2008-09 $5,000 $850 Changes to first home saver accounts The […]

10 Marketing tips

Bottrell Business Consultants – 10 Marketing Tips 1. Understand your customers 2. Observe the marketing environment 3. Design your product or service around the customer 4. Ensure you are smooth and efficient 5. Design targeting advertising & customer communications 6. Invest in your people 7. Make sure your shop front is immaculate 8. Have a […]

ASIC Fee Increases from 1 July 2015

ASIC Fee Increases from 1 July 2015 Source:- ASIC fees under the corporations, credit, SMSF auditor and business name regulations will be increased on 1 July 2015 based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the March quarter 2015. Here are examples of some common fees that will apply from 1 July 2015: Company […]

Government Releases Cooper Review into Superannuation

The Government welcomes the final report of the review into the governance, efficiency, structure and operation of Australia's Superannuation System (the Cooper Review). In May 2009 the Government commissioned the Cooper Review to provide it with recommendations on how to make superannuation simpler, safer and more efficient. "Australia's superannuation system has performed well over the [...]

ASIC warning on buying property through an SMSF

ASIC warning on buying property through an SMSF ASIC is aware that there has been a sharp rise in promoters recommending investors either set up or use and existing SMSF to invest in property. S.911A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act) requires any person carrying on financial services business in Australia to hold an […]

ATO’s SMSF Update

ATO’s SMSF Update The government has announced that it will proceed with law changes that give the ATO greater powers in dealing with SMSF trustees who breach super law. These new powers will apply to contraventions occurring form 1st July 2014 and cover: administrative penalties education directions; and rectification directions They will also apply to […]

TPB to focus on PI Insurance

TPB to focus on PI Insurance The chairman of the TPB, Ian Taylor, has stated that the key focus of the TPB this year is to ensure that all registered agents are meeting their professional indemnity (PI) insurance obligations. This includes the requirement for registered agents to provide the TPB with policy details that are […]

TPB to contact Tax and BAS Agents by email and SMS

TPB to contact Tax and BAS Agents by email and SMS The tax practitioners board (TPB) is aiming to make its communication with tax and BAS agents as easy as possible. In addition to the information and reminder emails that it already sends out, it will soon start sending out registered tax and BAS agents: […]

Ratepayers may pay half of $50m storm bill

Rate payers could be left to pick up fifty per cent of the Hunter councils’ collective $50 million storm clean up bill. The figure included $11 million for the removal and processing of unsafe trees and green waste as well as $24 million for repair of council roads. Hunter Councils General Managers Advisory Committee chair […]

ATO gets serious with the ‘Big Boys’

ATO gets serious with the ‘Big Boys’ Following an interview that the ATO gave to the financial review, it was reported the ATO is investigating 86 multinational companies in Australia. While ATO Deputy Commissioner, Mark Konza, says the Tax Office cannot name the companies been investigated, it is arguable that Apple and Google are on […]