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Jeff Banks Blog 29 August – Be a Business Person not just in Business

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

This week I thought I would head back into the realms of fantasy and fantasy movies and take a quote from the 1984 movie The NeverEnding Story:

“Confronted with their true selves, most men run away screaming”

So why would this quote be relevant to a blog that…

Jeff Banks Blog – 22 August There is More to just being in Business

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

It’s been a tough week with the BAS deadline (accountants version) fast approaching and coupled with all the business tax returns that entails there are also a myriad of normal tax returns of need to be done at this time. In the midst of this avalanche…

Jeff Banks Blog 15 August – Playing the Tax Game

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

It’s that time of the year where the ordinary worker (and business people too of course) think “I need to lodge my tax return”. If, as we here at Banks Consultancy have been advocating (at least for business people) , that adequate planning would make this…

Jeff Banks Blog 25 July – Money should never be prime

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

There are times when you just have to say something and this week is one of those times. The ultimate rich family, the Rich Family had a move styled on their lifestyle funnily named after their son. I speak of course of the 1994 movie Richie…

Jeff Banks Blog 18 July – To be or not to be a Business

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Diverting away from the usual source of my weekly quote to the TV series Criminal Minds and taking a quote used by Morgan in the show (Series 8, Episode 9) and attributed to Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but…

Jeff Banks Blog 11 July – Taxes in the forwards

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Time to get philosophical this week which leads me to a quote for the 2006 movie V for Vendetta:

“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people”

The Australian Taxation Office is an arm of our government, everyone understands that. The…

Jeff Banks Blog 4 July – A Challenge in Receipts

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Here we are a new financial year and that means tax time. In order to kick off the financial year I thought I would go to the 1999 movie Tarzan for our quote this week:

   “What kind of primitive beasts are responsible for this mess?”

One thing…

Jeff Banks Blog – More may not Better

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Continuing on the list of literary masterpieces and on our subject of ensuring we are ready for the time when we need to prepare our 2014 income tax returns, this week we venture into the 1995 movie Sabrina for our quote:

    “More isn’t always better, Linus….

Jeff Banks Blog 13 June – Smart Tax Measures Summarised

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

This week we are going to one of those “literary masterpieces” for our quote of the week. We are taking a piece of dialogue from the 1992 movie Under Siege:

“The movement is dead. Yes, of course. Hence the name: movement. It moves a certain distance, then…

Jeff Banks Blog – Considering Super to reduce tax

by Jeff Banks

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

As some may know I have had a few health issues over the past 2 weeks but back now firing on some cylinders. This week I want to take a quote from the 1978 movie Convoy:

“My dad always said I ought to be like a duck….

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