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2017 Federal Budget Highlights

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

The 2017 Federal Budget was handed down last night. Following is a brief summary of some of the headline measures that may impact you or your clients. Small Business Instant Asset Write-Off – The $20,000 instant asset write-off for small business will be extended by 12 months to 30 June 2018, for businesses with an aggregated annual turnover of less than $10m. Assets must be acquired and installed ready for…

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My Journey – Part 4 Where am I now? What am I doing now? By Debra Anderson

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

Australian Bookkeepers Network hears from member and author Debra Anderson. This is the final installment in the four part series as Debra shares her journey in the industry. Today I am very different person to the one you’ve been reading about.  Different, but the same. Older and wiser. My journey has taken quite a few twists and turns – some business, some personal. Some good, some bad, some just horrible.…

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My Journey – Part Three From Bookkeeper To Tax Agent by Debra Anderson

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

Australian Bookkeepers Network hears from member and author Debra Anderson. This is the third installment in a four part series as Debra shares her journey in the industry. I love being an MYOB Consultant for many reasons – Firstly, I do love getting in and identifying problems and then fixing them – it gives me such a thrill and I love it when clients are so appreciative and relieved I…

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My Journey – Part Two I am a Bookkeeper by Debra Anderson

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

Australian Bookkeepers Network hears from member and author Debra Anderson. This is the second installment in a four part series as Debra shares her journey in the industry. I have to be honest. Taking a job as a bookkeeper when I was an accountant was originally a little bit of hit to my ego.  After all I was qualified, albeit I didn’t have a university undergraduate degree, but I was…

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My Journey – Part One by Debra Anderson

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

Australian Bookkeepers Network hears from member and author Debra Anderson. This is the first installment in a four part series as Debra shares her journey in the industry.   Introduction Hello, I’m Debra Anderson. I live in Sydney, and I’m a single mother to 2 children – Cassandra 14 and Max 12. I’m a “solopreneur”, bookkeeper, accountant, tax agent and MYOB Certified Consultant. When ABN Director Leanne Lewis originally asked…

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Behind every good business is a great bookkeeper

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Australian Bookkeepers Network

In October last year, ABN posted the above message on Facebook, and it was one of our most liked and shared posts of 2015. More recently we shared the message at our 2016 Conference with the popular banner pens pictured below. Why? Not just because we wanted you to have a pen! It’s because we believe in the message. This message clearly resonates with a lot of bookkeepers, but why…

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