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Entrepreneur Grants Program

November 6, 2017

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program Most people would have seen the scary statistics that often reach the headlines about the high failure rate of small business in their first few years of operation. In February 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released its latest findings relating to business survival rates, showing that more than 40 […]

Scammers masquerading as MYOB and Xero

October 25, 2017

Well the scammers are at it again and they are targeting MYOB, Xero and other accounting software customers. The new trend is emails that look like they are an invoice or other payment request from your software provider. New MYOB Scam One of the new MYOB phishing emails we have seen pretends to be from […]

The trouble with sticker-less registration

Queensland sticker-less registration system

September 25, 2017

DON’T LET THEM CATCH YOU! We are hearing increasing stories of people falling foul of the sticker-less registration process currently in Queensland. As we all know, in the past you were issued a registration sticker for your vehicle that was used, among other things, to remind us when our registration was due. It worked because […]

Queensland Government’s Back to Work Regional Employment Package

September 4, 2017

Back to Work Package Now Includes South East Queensland From 1 July 2017, the Queensland Government’s Back to Work Regional Employment Package has been expanded to include businesses located in South East Queensland. Under the Back to Work South East Queensland package, employers hiring  long-term unemployed or young unemployed job seekers in the South East Queensland […]

New Associate Jodi Elder

New Associate, Jodi Elder

July 24, 2017

In May this year, Cheesman Applegarth welcomed our new Associate, Jodi Elder. After joining the team in January, Jodi settled in quickly, with over 15 years experience in public practice working with clients from a variety of backgrounds.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in accounting and finance), a Diploma of Financial Planning, and […]

WorkCover Queensland

June 27, 2017

WorkCover Queensland are supporting the Queensland Government’s initiative to encourage businesses to employ more apprentices by offering a discount on their premiums for employers hiring apprentices. The ‘apprentice discount’ will apply from 1 July 2017, and the saving applies through removing apprentice wages from the premium calculation.  The level of cover for apprentice employees however […]

It’s Queensland Day

Queensland Day

June 2, 2017

Cheesman Applegarth loves Queensland and its Queensland Day time to celebrate our state’s birthday, culture, heritage, people, places and industry. This year Queensland is celebrating its 158th birthday. It’s a great time to reflect on how lucky we are to be part of such a wonderful, diverse state. Queensland Day is celebrated each year on […]

Supporting Ozcare & Domestic Violence Victims

June 1, 2017

Donation to Ozcare’s Women’s Refuges Cheesman Applegarth & Partners would like to thank the staff for their contributions to our CAP Polo shirt days. Each Friday the Cheesman staff don our jeans and CAP polo shirts and contribute a gold coin for a nominated charity. This time we have been able to donate $150.00 to […]

Drought Assistance Loans Closing Soon!

May 23, 2017

The Applications for QRAA Drought Assistance Concessional Loans Are Due 30 June 2017 QRAA has received an additional $15 million in funding from the Commonwealth Government for their Drought Assistance Concessional Loans program. The program provides financial assistance to drought-impacted primary producers with up to $1 million to refinance existing debt, provide cashflow for carry-on […]

A Gem of a Milestone for Carolyn

May 12, 2017

We would like to congratulate and recognise Carolyn Richardson’s recent achievement on receiving her 40 year membership pin from CPA Australia.  This recognises the experience, knowledge and character that Carolyn has demonstrated over the last 40 years working as a Certified Practising Accountant. Here are a few thoughts from Carolyn about her years in practice. […]

Red Claws Underwater Hockey Club

May 9, 2017

Cheesman Applegarth are proud of our continued support of the Toowoomba Red Claws Underwater Hockey Club. Here we are with the juniors surrounding the new gear box that we donated to the club. Keep an eye out for it at the Fairholme Aquatic Centre … Home of the Red Claws We are always asked … […]

Megan’s International Cycling Success

May 5, 2017

Megan Stevens, one of our wonderful admin staff members, took some “holidays” last week and returned with two Bronze medals from her first international Cycling event, The World Masters Games held in Auckland, New Zealand. Megan competed in 4 track cycling events at the World Masters Games with the following results:- 3rd 500m Time Trial […]

Scams targeting ASIC customers

April 19, 2017

Scammers pretending to be from ASIC have been contacting Registry customers asking them to pay fees and give personal information to renew their business or company name. These emails often have a link that provides an invoice with fake payment details or infects your computer with malware if you click the link. Warning signs the […]

Single Touch Payroll is coming….

April 19, 2017

From 1 July 2018, employers with 20 or more employees will be required to start reporting payroll and super information to the ATO using a Single Touch Payroll enabled payroll solution under law. Single Touch Payroll is a government initiative to streamline business reporting obligations, where payroll information will be sent to the ATO from […]

Cyclone Debbie Aftermath Making Things Tough?

April 13, 2017

If your business has been affected by Cyclone Debbie or ex-Cyclone Debbie the ATO understands that you might have more immediate things to worry about than your tax obligations. In March 2017, Tropical Cyclone Debbie caused damage to various areas in North Queensland. The cyclone was later downgraded to a tropical low which brought with it […]