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Welcome to 2015!  I hope you took some time out of your business to rest and recharge over the holidays and you are ready for the year.

 

For the clients I have seen already this year I have been asking them to invest and spend with tough economic conditions in mind. Australia is experiencing low growth and lagging the U.S. rebound by a few years.  The fall-out from the mining sector last year is now truly filtering down through the economy. We have political instability at both the State and Federal level which unfortunately undermines business confidence. 

But with all challenges there are opportunities and the higher unemployment levels provides opportunities for businesses to secure good quality staff at good rates.  The banks are seeing long term low interest rates and seem to be actively refinancing most business into a better loan portfolio. The low interest rates should also sustain property prices. I know I have a little more in my pocket from the low fuel prices, so let's hope this translates into some more spending from consumers.

 

Our newly refurbished office is ready and if you have not seen us yet this year please call and make a time to and come in to see us. I would like to shout out to our special clients and suppliers who helped make this happen and worked weekends, public holidays and nights:

 

http://hidesign.com.au/ - Thanks Jason

http://www.luminousav.com.au/ - Thanks Jason

http://www.computit.com.au/ - Thanks Peter and team.

 

We have also updated our website and encourage you to keep this on your radar as new and interesting information will be added to the News page. I have also added profiles on our team members so you can see exactly with whom you are speaking.

 

In the meantime can you please mark the following dates in your diaries for the upcoming year:

 

BAS for year ended 30 June 2015

 

Quarterly

Lodgement and Payment Date to ATO if we lodge as your tax agent

Information required in our office by:

Lodgement and payment date if you lodge yourself - PAPER

Lodgement and payment date if you lodge yourself – ONLINE

2 – Sept 14 to Dec 14

3 March

14 January

3 March

3 March

3 – Jan 15 to Mar 15

26 May 

14 April

28 April

12 May

4 – April 15 to June 15

25 August

14 July

28 July

11 August

Monthly Activity Statements

21st of the following month

21st of the following month

21st of the following month

Annual

Same as tax return

PAYG Instalment – if you don't lodge a BAS for the same entity.

28th of the month after the quarter.

i.e. December quarter due on the 28th January

 

 

Income Tax Returns for year ended 30 June 2014

15 May 2015 if we lodge as your agent.  All data required at our office by 28 February to meet deadline. 

 

**  Special dates apply to large entities – we will contact you separately

 

 

Look forwarding to seeing you soon and best wishes for your business success in 2015.

 

Nicole Bryant and team at The Macro Group

 

 

 

 

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