Federal Election Promises Compared

With only two more sleeps until the 2019 Federal election, Australians have a plethora of promises to consider. We’ve found a very helpful comparison of the two major parties’ tax policies, released by The Tax Institute.

To a large extent, the parties have sought to differentiate themselves through their tax policies. Their proposals present two different versions of Australia. In the Coalition’s 2019 Budget, we were presented with a long-term plan for “lower, simpler, fairer taxes”. Labor have presented their response as a plan for a “fair go”.

Our views below are simply related to the parties’ tax policies in isolation, and how these might affect our clients. Of course, you will need a  broader perspective to assess the overall merits of each party.

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February 2019 Newsletter

This month we have some simple tips to get the cash flowing in your business, and an update regarding Single Touch Payroll. Vaughn shares his thoughts on Artifical Intelligence and how it might impact our personal lives, and we ask you to think about where your superannuation death benefits will go when you pass away (it’s probably not your favourite topic, but it might be simpler to deal with than you think).

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December 2018 Newsletter

In our last newsletter for the year, we offer simple ways to get your bookkeeping on track (with some great ideas for your New Year’s resolutions!), and discuss the risks of switching or consolidating super funds on your own. Danny shares his thoughts on the significance of your business’ purpose, and we check in on what #teamsynectic are up to in our community.

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Position Vacant for Client Services Administrator

We are growing rapidly and need a passionate and talented Client Services Administrator!

You’ll provide high-level administrative and clerical support, dealing directly with both staff and clients.

This is a diverse role, based in Launceston, supporting our Accounting & Business Services team.

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October 2018 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter we share the first in a series of highlights from our team’s attendance at Xerocon2018. Always an exciting conference for industry innovation, this year gave us some particularly thought-provoking takeaways. We also discuss an interesting strategy for business owners who have an SMSF. And we dig into how one organisation is adapting to the NDIS.

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Welcome Lynette Broomby and Linda West

It’s been five years since Synectic opened in Launceston and our team has continued to grow. Now we are delighted to welcome two well-known and respected local advisers, Lynette Broomby and Linda West, to our Launceston-based team. Read more

New Director Matthew McConnell

With great confidence and excitement we are pleased to announce that Matthew McConnell has joined Gareth Atkins and Ben Coull as the third director of Synectic Accountants & Advisers.

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June 2018 Newsletter

In this newsletter we want to make sure employers are ready for Single Touch Payroll (STP) and that small businesses are ready for EOFY.  We discuss some great tax planning opportunities for primary producers and outline developments in personal superannuation. Plus, check out what #teamsynectic have been up to lately.

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Our review of the 2018-19 Federal Budget

See our review of the Federal Budget – the issues that matter most to you, your business and the Tasmanian economy:

Read our Federal Budget review

March 2018 Newsletter

Today we have an important reminder to record your odometer readings for company vehiclesthis Saturday (31st March).
We also want to talk to you about Labor’s proposed changes to the dividend imputation system, because we know that, if put into place, they will impact on many of our clients.

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