December 2013

The team at Maxwell & Cameron would like to wish all of our clients and their families a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!

The countdown is now well and truly on until the big man in red arrives!! Where has the year gone?

It has been a busy year which has seen the world welcome a new Prince, Queensland make it 8 in a row, and the country have a (not entirely unexpected) change in government.  The Coalition is desperate to have the mining tax repealed by the end of the year.  While this is not likely to have a direct affect on small businesses and individual taxpayers, the Government also plans to abolish a number of other tax measures that will have a broader impact.  For more details see our article Axing the Mining Tax - how will it affect you?  If Tony Abbot is able to get the bill passed during the final sitting of parliament, some of these measures will come into effect from 1 January 2014.

Don't forget our office will close for the Christmas/NewYear period from Friday 20 December 2013 and will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 13 January 2014.

On that note we hope you have a safe and relaxing festive period and we'll leave you with our Cracker Top 10 Christmas jokes...

1. What did Adam say on the day before Christmas? It's Christmas, Eve!
2. How does Santa's accountant value his sleigh? At its net 'present' value.
3. Why did no one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on eBay? Because they were two deer.
4. Why don't you ever see Santa in hospital? Because he has private elf care.
5. What's the only thing Santa hates more than political correctness? Elf and safety.
6. Why are Christmas trees such bad knitters? They are always dropping their needles.
7. Why did Harry Styles fail at being Santa? Because he can only use the chimney in One Direction.
8. How much did Santa pay for his sleigh? Nothing it was on the house!
9. What did the sea say to Santa? Nothing! It just waved!
10. What is the best Christmas present in the world? A broken drum , you can't beat it!

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Kind Regards
The Team
Maxwell & Cameron Pty Ltd           
In this edition:

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Businesses urged to think about Succession Planning while "at their peak"
Axing the Mining Tax - how will it affect you?

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