One of the major events we will be watching this year will be the introduction of the Carbon Tax on 1 July. There is plenty of information available in the media and online about this controversial new tax and it is difficult to decipher what the exact ramifications will be for Australian businesses and households. So rather than supply you with even more information in this newsletter, we encourage you to call your Client Partner directly if you have any questions about the Carbon Tax.
We are also exploring the larger issue of sustainable business practices. We want to know how interested our clients are in these issues to help us determine how we can support you if you choose to measure and lower emissions in your business. Many clients will soon receive a short online survey on sustainability issues. We ask that you complete this survey as we are interested in your comments and plans in this area.
In line with this, our April Breakfast Briefing called The Question of Carbon Tax will investigate the potential cost savings that can be made by moving to a lower carbon business, so please come along to our offices on Thursday 12 April to find out more.
Our team at McLean Delmo work hard to deliver the very best service to our clients, but many of them also have external interests that allow them to work towards bettering the community. I would personally like to congratulate Steve Beetham, our Risk Adviser, on his efforts organising the successful and widely publicised ‘Go The Tan’ fundraising run for the Friedreich Ataxia Research Association (see more in Practice News below). I am proud of Steve’s efforts and those of all of our staff who volunteer their time to help others.
John Delmo | Managing Partner
|Feature Story - Fringe Benefits Tax Key Changes for 2012
Changes to FBT legislation means all employers should review their car benefits now to ensure tax effectiveness for themselves and their employees.
Feature Story - Fringe Benefits Tax Key Changes for 2012.pdf
|Key Service Update - Personal Property Securities Reform
All business owners and consumers should be aware of reforms to Personal Property Securities including the introduction of a new online national Register.
Personal Property Securities Reform.pdf
|Key Service Update - Why move to the Cloud?
Should you consider switching to new cloud based accounting software solutions that are entering the market?
Considering the Cloud.pdf
|Key Service Update - Personal Lending
The banks are ‘breaking up’ with each other, but in a volatile marketplace will bank customers stay or go?
|McLean Delmo Financial Planning Matters
McLean Delmo Financial Services quarterly update including review of market in 2012 and a feature on Hybrid investments.
McLean Delmo Financial Planning Matters.pdf
|Practice News - Go the Tan, Big Bay Swim, Facebook
Announcements and events from within the McLean Delmo practice.
At a client seminar in October last year, Estate Planning specialist Bernie O'Sullivan from Bernie O'Sullivan Lawyers outlined the key issues in relation to Estate Planning. Here is the second instalment of this information.
Important: This is not advice. Clients should not act solely on the basis of the material contained in this newsletter. Items herein are general comments only and do not constitute or convey advice per se. Also changes in legislation may occur quickly.
We therefore recommend that our formal advice be sought before acting in any of the areas. This document is issued as a helpful guide to clients and for their private information. Therefore it should be regarded as confidential and not be made available to any person without our prior approval.
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