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 […]

Superannuation Changes July 2017

April 11, 2017

What you need to know These changes to superannuation are significant and will affect individual taxpayers differently, depending at what stage of working life individuals are at – low income earners or high income earners, in or out of the work force for the time being, nearing retirement or in retirement. Be ‘SuperWise’ – you […]

Have a Great Easter Long Weekend

April 11, 2017

Enjoy the Easter eggs Happy Easter to you and your family! Cheesman Applegath will be closed on Good Friday 14/04 and Easter Monday 17/04 We will be back on Tuesday 18/04 at 8:30 AM

Proud Sponsor at Toowoomba Royal Show

April 5, 2017

2017 Arthur Applegarth Memorial Supreme Saddle Hack Cheesman Applegarth & Partners is proud to sponsor The Arthur Applegarth Memorial Supreme Saddle Hack event at the Toowoomba Royal Show each year. This year the Arthur Applegarth Memorial Perpetual Trophy and prize was awarded to Jordan McDowall from Mackay. The award is given in memory of Arthur […]

Farm Management Grants

March 29, 2017

The Queensland Government has just released its new Farm Management Grants through the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA) to assist eligible Queensland primary producers or their relatives offset the costs of professional advice associated with transferring an interest in the primary production enterprise. Matched funding is available up to $2,500 for each financial year of […]

Small Business Digital Grants Program

March 23, 2017

Round 2 of the Small Business Digital Grants Program opens on 8 March 2017, and is aimed at assisting small businesses to enhance their digital capabilities and help them be more competitive. The Digital Grants program provides small businesses with access to digital technologies and services to enable them to work smarter, engage with the […]

Do you take items from your business’ trading stock for private use?

Goods taken from stock for private use

March 20, 2017

Stock For Private Use If you take items from your business’ trading stock for your own use, make sure you include the value of these items as part of your business’ assessable income. To do this, you should record the actual value of the goods (excluding GST) or use estimates provided by the ATO if […]

Secure Your Data – Top Cyber Security Tips

March 20, 2017

ATO Cyber Security Tips It is important that businesses keep all their business and client information secure. If data is lost or compromised, it can be very difficult or very costly to recover. The ATO has released a list of tips on how to keep your business and client data safe from hackers and identity […]

Online Selling and Ride Sourcing are on ATO Radar

March 20, 2017

The ATO are Credit and debit card, online selling, and ride sourcing data matching The ATO is collecting data from financial institutions and online selling sites as part of their data matching programs for credit and debit cards, online selling and ride sourcing. The data will include: the total amount of credit and debit card […]