This month we are welcoming our new Business Manager, Linda Perry, to the team! Linda has ten years of experience working as a manager at an accounting firm. 

We're very excited to have her on board, and I'm sure our clients and wider network will enjoy getting to know Linda in the coming weeks. 

Kind regards,

Shane McKenna

In this newsletter:
  • MYOB discontinuing AccountRight Classic. 
  • A guide to work-related clothing expenses.
  • Recommended reading - EU Data Protection & How Accounts Change Lives.
  • August Highlights - Aged Care Seminar.
  • Getting your feedback and sharing the love!
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Key Dates 2018:

02 September - Father's Day.
17 September - Plant: Grow: Reap Coaching Session.
21 September - August Monthly BAS due.
21 September - End of Term 3 (Victorian Public Schools).
28 September - AFL Grand Final Public Holiday (Office Closed).

MYOB users please note: AccountRight Classic will be discontinued in 2019. 

MYOB's desktop product "AccountRight Classic" won’t be updated beyond September 30 next year. Until that point, support services and compliance updates will still be available.

For those who want up-to-date support and systems beyond September 2019, this will require an upgrade to MYOB’s cloud suite of products.

If you use this product, please get in touch with our office, so we can prepare you for the discontinuation ahead of time. 

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ATO Crackdown on Clothing Expenses

The Australian Taxation Office is closely examining work-related clothing and laundry expense claims of taxpayers submitting their 2017-18 tax returns.

The ATO says that clothing claims are up nearly 20% over the last five years with people either making mistakes or deliberately over-claiming. Common mistakes include people claiming ineligible clothing, claiming for something without having spent the money, and not being able to explain the basis for how the claim was calculated. 

Make sure any work-related clothing costs you are claiming deductions for are eligible and correct! 

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Recommended Reading:

How you could be affected by the EU General Data Protection Regulation! How you could be affected by the EU General Data Protection Regulation!
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impacts any and all businesses that store personal information about EU citizens, not just businesses that exist within Europe. Read More
The best ways to manage cash flow. How accountants change lives.
Article by Paul Dunn from 'The Stunning Power of Small. Paul is a TedX speaker, BIG1 Chairman, Mentor for Global Entrepreneurs and host of the Global Impact Summit.
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August Highlights - Aged Care Seminar

Last month were fortunate enough to host Jayne Maini from Millennium Aged Care Consultants for another information seminar.

Her industry expertise and passion for helping families get the best possible aged care was gratefully received by everyone who attended. 

Many people avoid talking about aged care, as it's a difficult subject. But Jayne ensures that people of all ages know that they have a choice when it comes to aged care, and that everyone deserves to receive the care they need. 

If you would like to be notified about our next Aged Care Seminar, please email Chelsea, It is not just for those who are looking at Aged Care in the short-term, these information seminars are extremely useful to everyone, as we will all likely need to plan for our families at some time in the future. 

Getting your feedback and sharing the love!

If you're happy with the work we do for you, we would truly appreciate it if you could share that so other people can see what we're all about! 

A quick and easy way to do that is by leaving a google review. You can leave a google review by clicking here and logging into your google account. 

If you don't have a google account but you'd still like to help us get the word out about our services, there is always the option to write a short testimonial for Aintree Group and send it through to our team. And feel free to refer people in your network who you think would benefit from our advice and support!

If you think we have some things to work on, we're always looking to learn and improve. You can fill in our online client satisfaction survey and give your feedback on how we've been tracking. 

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