Welcome to Our February Update

The shortest month of the year but a lot going on!

I am sure you, like me, have been to a seminar because you wanted to know more about a specific topic, but thought “ahhhhh I’ll have to listen to all those other speakers that I have no interest in what they’re saying”. That is why we created our “Speed Dating with the Business Experts” technical tips event, a unique format that lets you choose who you want to listen to and interact with and who you don’t. Almost like a seminar with a remote control and you can choose the channels. Twelve carefully selected speakers offering Technical Tips & Tricks to help make you and your business more effective and compliant. For more information see below and come along and enjoy the company and networking with like-minded individuals and get some free advice.

On a personal note, I am very pleased our “Charity of the Month” this month is “Doctors without Borders”. My brother-in-law donates 2 weeks of his time twice a year and travels to Myanmar (at his own cost) to perform surgery on the vast population of under-privileged (mainly children) who would otherwise not have access to medical services such as this.  This is quite fitting as he flys out next week on his first trip this year for Doctors without Borders.

Leon Stephan
Managing Partner

Speed Dating with the Business Experts

We understand businesses and our clients are confronted & challenged by an enormous range of issues and changes while also maintaining the day to day operations, not to mention the legislative changes and compliance that applies to different industries.

REGISTER HERE today to speak with a range of experts about the issues that are keeping you awake at night.

Blogs & Articles

Increasing your Profits in Childcare Investment!Increasing your profits in childcare investment

At Advivo, we have recently introduced our specialty service in the Childcare arena. Our presence in the market has steadily increased by consulting with several childcare businesses in the southeast and we are starting to see the “fruits of our labour”.

We want to share with you some of the details on how we do it, click here to find out more!


Time's up for PPSRTimes Up for PPSR – Personal Property Securities Register!

It has been 7 years since the inception of the Central Registry, developed as a result of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA). If you registered at the time, you may need to renew your PPSR registration, if you are not sure, just let us know, we can help!

Click here to find out more.


How to keep the ATO (Australian Tax Office) happyHow to keep the Australian Tax Office happy

Here at Advivo, we are constantly in communication with the ATO on a variety of matters. One big thing we have noticed is, that if you can keep the ATO happy they will work with you better when you need help.

Continue reading to find out our top four tips in keeping the ATO happy.


Keeping Self-Managed Super Fund CompliantKeeping your Self-Managed Super Fund Compliant

A self-managed super fund (SMSF) is a way of saving for your retirement. There are many things to keep track of at every stage of your SMSF and this can take a lot of time and effort.

Click here to for a list of our key points to remember in keeping your SMSF compliant.


Developing Partners in the Commercialisation JourneyDeveloping Partners in the Commercialisation Journey

Can you imagine the excitement that exists when you recognise that the bright idea you just thought of becomes a reality; that moment when your first sale vindicates the hard work in bringing that idea to market?

For many, it is pure excitement, euphoric even; a sense of achievement that all began with a simple idea.

But how many people really know what they are in for when embarking on the journey?  Click here to find out!


Advivo tip of the month


Advivo in the Community – Monthly Charity ContributionAdvivo in the Community

The votes are in for January’s Charity of the Month!
Winner: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Doctors Without Borders.

MSF – Doctors Without Borders are an independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed most. They deliver lifesaving medical humanitarian care and speak out about what they see around the world.

Don’t worry, those who didn’t receive the winning votes will have their votes carried over next time their name is drawn.

Monthly team member profileAnita Bellingham - Advivo Senior Manager
Anita Bellingham (Senior Manager)

Advivo’s expert in Compliance

Anita has been with Advivo for some time now and has recently been promoted to Senior Manager overseeing the accounting team workflow and updating systems and processes. Her experience spans over a decade and several locations, working in the United Kingdom, Sydney, Toowoomba and now in Brisbane.

Working in a diverse range of industries, she is effortlessly able to understand the needs of and proactively help SME’s grow and prosper, while her passion for compliance supports her ability to assist clients and achieve their business goals.

Key Events / Dates:

  • 21 February – Lodge and pay December 2018 monthly business activity statement for business clients with up to $10 million turnover who report GST monthly and lodge electronically.
  • 21 February – Lodge and pay January 2019 monthly business activity statement.
  • 28 February – Lodge tax return for non-taxable large/medium entities as per the latest year lodged (except individuals).
  • 28 February – Payment (if required) for companies and super funds is also due on this date. Payment for trusts in this category is due as per their notice of assessment.
  • 28 February – Lodge tax returns for new registrant (taxable and non-taxable) large/medium entities (except individuals).
  • 28 February – Payment (if required) for companies and super funds is also due on this date. Payment for trusts in this category is due as per their notice of assessment.
  • 28 February – Lodge tax return for non-taxable head company of a consolidated group, including a new registrant, that has a member who has been deemed a large/medium entity in the latest year lodged.
  • 28 February – Lodge tax return for any member of a consolidated group who exits the consolidated group for any period during the year of income.
  • 28 February – Lodge tax return for large/medium new registrant (non-taxable) head company of a consolidated group.
  • 28 February – Lodge and pay Self-managed superannuation fund annual return (NAT 71226) for new registrant (taxable and non-taxable) SMSF, unless they have been advised of a 31 October 2018 due date at finalisation of a review of the SMSF at registration.