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Farewell to Robyn

Robyn is finishing up with Murray Nankivell at Christmas

Robyn has been absolutely fantastic to work with and was a key figure in the success of the merger between Mencel Business Services and Murray Nankivell. She has been instrumental in the transfer of knowledge to get the Murray Nankivell team working seamlessly alongside all our new clients.  

Financial Planning and Super team members: Emma Hill, Karen Gillespie, Robyn Mencel, Carmen Tuohy and Hayley Maddern.

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Christmas Closure

Face-lift for Bordertown Office

How good does our new turf look at Bordertown?

Test Match Ready! 

Many thanks to Andrew Rowett from Sunnyside Instant Lawn for supplying the RTF Fescue turf; Dean Wendelborn for installing the turf and new watering system, and ongoing maintenance; and our very tolerant clients who sometimes had to 'run the gauntlet' past the intense watering-in, to make it inside without getting soaked.

We think it looks very inviting, so don't be surprised if you see us out there in bare feet!!

Australian Truck Driver Tax Deductions





Tax deductions for Australian truck drivers are relatively straightforward. However, there are several common deductions you need to know about to ensure you get the best deal every year. We'll go over things you can claim and can't claim as a truck driver, below. 


It is always important to start with the basic rules the ATO applies to taxpayers claiming work-related expenses. To claim a deduction for a work-related expense:

• you must have spent the money yourself and weren't reimbursed

• the expense must be directly related to earning your income

• you must have a record to prove it


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ATO Amnesty on Employer SG Obligations

Last month saw the resurrection of the proposed SG amnesty after the previous bill failed to pass through Parliament.

What is the Proposed Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty?

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Rick is Retiring

After 40 years in the industry Rick has decided it is time to retire. Rick ran a successful accounting firm in Naracoorte for more than 25 years which he merged with Murray Nankivell last year. Over the last 15 months Rick has worked diligently to make the merger a success and has continued to work with his many loyal clients for a smooth transition.

The whole team at Murray Nankivell want to acknowledge and thank Rick for his commitment to his clients and work ethic. We will miss his humour around the office and want to wish him a long and happy retirement.

Farewell fun with some of the team, left to right: Leah, Lewis, Rick, Aimee and Robyn.

"I like to think of it not so much as retirement, as extended leave and moving on to the next phase of life, spending more time fishing and travelling" says Rick. "I know I have left our clients in good hands with the Murray Nankivell team, who have been a pleasure to deal with during this transitional period".

"Some of our clients have been with me and the Mencel Business Services team for over 30 years, some family businesses for three generations and I have very much enjoyed our personal and business relationship".

"Thank you all so much for your support and the trust you have placed in me, Robyn and our team over the years. I hope in some significant way we have assisted your businesses to grow and prosper."

"Thank you again and all the very best for the future".

Changes to Insurance in Super

New 'Protecting Your Super' laws will come into effect from 1 July 2019

Amendments to superannuation laws include forcing all super funds to cancel any life insurance for members who have not made contributions into their account for 16 months.

If you do not want your insurance cancelled, you will need to either make a contribution or make a specific declaration to the fund to continue your insurance.

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Superannuation Downsizer Contribution Scheme

An Age Old Property Dilemma Solved by the Superannuation Downsizer Contribution Scheme

This article explores how the "Superannuation Downsizer Contribution Scheme" can assist a retired couple to deal with the common issue of needing to sell their current home before being able to purchase their next home.

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New Visiting Office location in Millicent

We are moving to a different office location in Millicent

We are relocating into a great office space within the new home of the Millicent Veterinary Clinic at 62 Mount Gambier Road. 

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Profit & Loss Statements - The Basics

Defining a Profit and Loss Statement

Before you can read a profit & loss statement, you have to first understand what it is. 

A profit and loss statement is key to determining your business's taxes. It helps to determine your business's tax liability, and a simple mistake can end up costing you thousands. 

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