What lessons can you learn from the rich?

In the Financial Review 2017 Rich List there was an article relating to lessons from some of those people behind a number of our local house hold name businesses including Gerry Ryan of Jayco caravans, Frank Costa of Costa Fruit and Vegetable and Geoff Harris of Flight Centre to name a few. One of the […] Read More

Superannuation changes from 1 July 2017

Is the world about to end?? With two weeks to go until 30 June 2017 I thought it was the right time to offer a reminder of what is happening to superannuation from 1 July 2017.  It is also the right time to remind you of what actions you might need to take to ensure you are well prepared for […] Read More

Buying or Selling a Property in Australia?

The foreign resident capital gains withholding tax rules have been in effect since 1st July 2016. As from this date, Australian residents selling real estate with a market value of more than $2m or more need to apply for a clearance certificate from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to ensure the purchaser does not withhold […] Read More

You never stop learning

Recently a few of the Directors of Green Taylor Partners went to a Practice Management conference which focused heavily on leadership, personal development and also how technology was impacting the accounting industry. I will admit whilst driving to the Airport my motivation levels were low due to the amount of work I had left behind […] Read More

David Autor : Why are there still so many jobs?

Listened to an interesting TED Talk recently which has been topical and thought worthwhile to share. David Autor’s talk entitled “Will automation take away all our jobs?”, discusses the paradox of machines and computers being created to do human jobs. However it is surprising the proportion of adults in the workforce in the US has […] Read More

Getting Your House in Order

Our culture at Green Taylor Partners requires us to go beyond completing your tax returns. Our vision includes “being proactive in providing innovative solutions to our clients”. In pursuit of this vision, our traditional tax client interview checklist includes a number of additional questions, totally unrelated to tax. This checklist has been developed over the […] Read More

Look For Solutions, Not Just Problems

I remember attending a seminar and as we walked in noticing a power point slide on the screen. There was three lines; Those who say it can’t happen Those that say it can happen Those that make it happen.    Look For Solutions, Not Just Problems Problems (or challenges, as they should be called in some […] Read More

No Triangles

At a recent conference I listened to a presentation by Rachael Robertson – an adventurous  young lady who applied for and got the role of leading the 58th expedition to the Antartica for a 12 months period and where they knew they  were ‘stuck’ for many months as it was impossible due to ice and […] Read More

Remaining profitable on less income

Many small businesses are regularly facing profit pressure coming from either a moving client base to other alternatives or simply price pressure on their products due to competition. This is not just small business but also larger business as well. I recently read an article in regards to BHP and how they have tackled the […] Read More

Quiet Time is Opportunity Time

For many small businesses, January can be generally slower than other months. This is a great time to take a holiday or spend some extra time with family and friends. But it also gives rise for great opportunity to plan, organise or take on a new project. You may look at re-evaluating your goals and re-set your […] Read More