Our February 2015 newsletter

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Update on S&W and our clients

Time has marched on and we are already almost two months into the new year. Business activity has kicked into action after the normal hiatus from mid-December until early February. We thought we would give you an update on what is happening at S & W and for our clients – sort of like a state of the nation.

Click here for the update.

Internet fraud in action

We had the unusual occurrence with one of our clients in the last six months where someone had somehow accessed some of their private details and was able to make some changes to their details with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the myGov online system. This is the first time that we have heard of something like this with any of our clients so it is a good lesson, reminding us to be vigilant with private information .

To find out how it happened and how you can prevent it, click here.

SuperStream – effective from 1 July 2015

From 1 July 2015, employers will be required to use SuperStream to send contribution data and make payments electronically (using e-commerce standards) for its staff.

Click here to find out how this could affect you.

Financial help for businesses

Would you like some financial help to improve your business? There are incentives around that can help you develop your business. We have a list of questions and qualification criteria to see if you qualify for these incentives.

For the full list, click here.

Free bookkeeping seminar 5 March

We’re hosting a lunchtime seminar on the 5th of March to showcase how Xero can help you get paid faster and process your bookkeeping more efficiently. Wayne Schmidt, who helped bring Xero to Australia, will be presenting at this free event.

For more information, including registration, please click here.

Staff baby news

The Copeland twins

S&W would like to offer congratulations and good luck to one of our talented accountants, Libby Copeland, who welcomed two new baby boys into the world last month. Twins Lachlan and Harry are proving to be a juggling act for the family, but Libby has reassured us they are all getting some sleep. We wish Libby, husband Ben and big brother Hamish all the best.

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Experience and enthusiasm are two fine business attributes seldom found in one individual.

– William Feather