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December 2013 Newsletter

Welcome to the December edition of Furzer Crestani News.

We would like to wish you, your staff and family a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season, and look forward to working with you in 2014.

We advise our office will be closed from 5.00pm Friday, 20 December 2013 until 8.30am Wednesday, 8 January 2014.

This e-newsletter highlights activities from a tax, forensic and leadership/personal development perspective that we trust could be useful for you and your business associates.


Tax Issues with Staff Christmas Parties

With the festive season upon us once again, we continue to receive questions from employers regarding the tax implications of expenditure incurred on staff Christmas parties and/or gifts.

Importantly, with a little planning and maintaining good record-keeping practices, employers can generally minimise (or in some cases, eliminate) any FBT costs associated with the festive season.

Read more ...                       


Recent Decision on Cost of Funds Management Calculations 

The New South Wales Court of Appeal in Richards v Gray [2013] NSWCA 402 (2 December 2013) dealt with Costs of Funds Management issues and allowed the appeal in part. 

Read more ... 


Interaction of Staff and Customers - Part 2

In our November newsletter, we discussed various issues relating to the organisation, culture, rewarding team members and the necessity to develop a plan and implement a strategy.

But how will these strategies show themselves?

• Creating ideas should lead to greater innovation within the business.
• Team members should not be scared to take the initiative and go the extra mile to solve customers' problems.

Read more ... 

Stress Management - Can It Be Improved

Stress is the emotional and the physical way we respond to pressure when faced with difficult, dangerous or challenging situations.

When do you need to do something about the way stress is impacting your life?
 
What should you do about it?

Read more ...


           
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Kind Regards                          

 

The Team
Furzer Crestani 
www.furzercrestani.com.au  

 

 
 

In this Issue:

Tax Issues with Staff Christmas Parties
          
Recent Decision on Cost of Funds Management

Interaction of Staff and Customers - Part 2

Stress Management - Can It Be Improved
                                  
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