Stay Two Steps Ahead with Advivo

On behalf of the partners and team at Advivo, we wish you a very merry Christmas. I hope you ‘re-charge the batteries’ and get to enjoy a break over the festive season! We sincerely hope 2020 is a prosperous and fulfilling year for you, your families and your businesses.

A word of caution if you are travelling over the break, as many of us do. Before you embark on any major trips, it’s important you have your wills up-to-date. The risk to your personal safety increases when you travel, so please do take care. The break may be a good chance to review your overall estate planning. Read our article below and get some tips on what to consider.

We will be closing for 2 weeks over the Christmas period from the 21st of December so if you have some pressing issues best to get in before then.

In the first few months we have 2 events for you, see below for details.

We look forward to helping take your business to the next level in 2020.


Leon Stephan
Managing Partner

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for our next 2 Advivo events in early 2020!

Our first will be a client only event covering your SMSF questions over lunch. Some potential topics could include structures and monthly accounting, taxation, investment, scams, reducing costs and more!

Our second will be ‘Tools for Strategic Planning’ to help maximise your growth in 2020. More details will be released soon. To register your interest, email

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Zzzopa - Innovative Toy - ICP Commercialisation Project

ICP Commercialisation Project: The Zzzopa Story

Almost eighteen months ago an inventor approached us with an innovative idea of a unique toy. To give readers an insight into what it takes to commercialise innovative products or technologies, the story of the Zzzopa provides a wonderful case study of the many challenges that can exist on the roadmap to commercialisation. Click here to read more.

Understanding Estate Planning

6 Things To Consider When Estate Planning

Estate planning, as uncomfortable as the task might seem, can offer peace of mind that your assets and possessions are distributed in the way you desire. Click here to read our six considerations and make sure all your personal, financial and business affairs are taken care of.

Claims on Christmas Bonuses, Gifts and Celebrations

Claiming Your Christmas Celebrations, Gifts and Bonuses

Christmas time always comes with plenty of expenses that need to be dealt with, and as such you should be looking at every way that you can keep your costs managed and tax deductions claimed. Click here to learn how to get the best end of staff gifts and celebrations this Christmas.

Don't Spend Another Dollar on ASIC Late Fees

Don’t Spend Another Dollar on ASIC Late Fees

Between 2018-19 ASIC generated $137 million in late fees! Why do so many small to medium business owners let this happen? Don’t let this be you! As your ASIC registered agent, Advivo monitors your compliance requirements and informs you when fees are due… read more.

Annual leave loading for super purposes

Have You Been Treating Annual Leave Correctly?

Over the Christmas and New Year period, many of our clients ask us for advice about employee leave entitlements. To help you, we have put together a list of everything you need to know about annual leave loading for compulsory superannuation purposes… read more.

Advivo tip of the month - December 2019

Advivo's Charity of the Month!

Advivo’s commitment to the community includes our monthly charitable donation! Last month we contributed to Vinnies Disaster Appeal to help victims of the bushfires damaging communities across Queensland.

This Christmas, we’re supporting our farmers! Our final charity donation of 2019 goes to Buy A Bale. 100% of the donation goes to providing hay, water and financial assistance to our farmers doing it tough!

Don’t forget if you would like us to include a charity of your choice, just drop us a line at

Key Events / Dates:

  • 1 December – Pay income tax for taxable large/medium taxpayers, companies and super funds. Lodgement of return is due 15 January 2020.
  • 1 December – Pay income tax for the taxable head company of a consolidated group with a member deemed to be a large/medium taxpayer in the latest year lodged. Lodgement of return is due 15 January 2020.
  • 1 December – Pay income tax for companies and super funds when lodgement of the tax return was due 31 October 2019.
  • 21 December – Lodge and pay November 2019 monthly business activity statement.

Advivo Accountants and Advisor - The Team

Our Christmas Party!

Everyone at Advivo kicked off their shoes at The Boo for the Christmas party! We played barefoot bowls (some better than others). Thanks to the Advivo team for an amazing year. We celebrated in style and all had a great night!