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Business name registrations

This week I’m here to remind you to take note of the renewal date for your business name.

With the ever-increasing level of fraudulent e-mail correspondence coming from ‘official looking’ organisations, it can be easy to delete a notice that is actually genuine.

I recommend looking up your business name via the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) website and diarise to process your renewal directly with ASIC, you can search here. This way you can be sure your registration stays current, and there’s no need to worry about clicking on a fraudulent link.


Giving at Christmas

This pic here is the boot of my car last week – I am proud to have contributed these much needed goodies to the Warrnambool and District Food Share’s Christmas Appeal.

With so many worthy causes calling for assistance, particularly at this time of the year, it can be difficult to choose just one of them to support.

This particular charity is being supported by my Brother’s work, so for me it was a way to support them too.

But let’s get back to the giving…we often consider that a cash contribution to charity might be eligible for a tax deduction, but did you know that you might be able to get a tax deduction for providing goods to charities as well?

The important detail to check is if the charity is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) – to do this simply check the details in their Australian Business Number (ABN) registration here.

On a personal note, please know that every little bit helps. Just one item or a few dollars can make all the difference to those in need and I implore you to consider helping if you can.

And if you are reading this and things are financially tough for you right now, there are plenty of people and organisations willing to lend a hand, please let them.



I’m ready for “The Woz”

When we see the Apple Inc logo we often think of Steve Jobs, but this week I’m thinking about Steve Wozniak (AKA The Woz) who was the co-founder of Apple Inc!

Steve is speaking at the Pivot Summit in Geelong tomorrow and I am proud to be an event volunteer – how exciting?

The Pivot Summit is a one day event providing insights into emerging technology (you can read about it here) and when I first found out about it I was surprised at the talent speaking at an event so close to home.

When you decide to play in a space that is new to you (like me and tech!), it’s ever so important to absorb all the information you can, to put yourself in situations where you can learn and meet people, and to take these opportunities when they arise.

Have you ever volunteered at an event so you could get close to the action? Tell me about it…


The last RBA announcement of the year…

A few years ago I wrote a post explaining who the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) are – you can read that here if you’d like a refresh!

Today sees the RBA make their final announcement on monetary policy for the 2017 year, and if you want to be first to know what happens, make sure you keep an eye on The Tax Chic’s Facebook page.

The announcement, to be made at 2.30pm this afternoon, is expected to see interest rates remain on hold for another month, at just 1.5% being the rate applicable since August 2016.

Will this be the case? We’ll find out soon enough – oh, and remember there’s no announcement in January but the RBA will be back on the first Tuesday in February.