First of all, we would like to welcome aboard Sharen Griffin.
Sharen worked with Alan for many years at Trevor Tynan & Associates, Budgewoi.
Sharen brings to the team over 14 years of experience in public practice and has extensive experience in a range of accounting software programs, including HandiBiz, MYOB and Quicken.
Sharen oversees the day-to-day jobflow of the front office and assists with data entry to ensure all client work is processed with accuracy and efficiency.
For your convenience, EFTPOS and credit card payments can now be accepted at reception.
Of course, fee-from-refund is still available if you prefer.
Due to the high demands for tax-time appointments, our office hours have extended to include Saturdays. In addition, in-office appointments can be taken until 6pm.
Please note that the first available appointment is not until the first week of August – cancellations do occur, however, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you if your preferred time slot opens up.
The ATO appear to be off to a good start this year and tax refunds are coming back within 14 days (often less).
The only hiccups we’ve noted thus far relate to clients whose TFN’s were compromised in the previous year. It appears that additional identity checks are being carried out on those particular returns.
Yes, we still have Fantales! In fact, we’re currently going through a kilo of Fantales each week in the waiting room!
If you’re in the area and running early, why not pop in ahead of time and enjoy a tea, coffee, or softdrink before your appointment.
You’ll find we have a selection of the latest magazines to browse over that cuppa.
The website is systematically being updated to reflect the latest tax rates and changes to legislation. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to ask them on the blog.
At the moment, my inbox is overflowing with questions from people who are self-preparing on eTax. I will try to respond to all emails, but it may take me a few days or more to get back to you at this busy time of year.
Clients of our firm with any tax-time questions are encouraged to phone the office on 1300352235 or email your accountant directly.