WE NEED THIS
One of the most brilliant books I have read recently is by Greg McKeown called “The Essentialist”
It’s about how we spend our time. He says “there are far more activities and opportunities in the world than we have time and resources to invest in. And although many of them may be good, or even very good, the fact is that most are trivial, and few are vital. The way of the Essentialist involves learning to tell the difference – learning to filter through all those options and selecting only those that are truly essential”.
“It’s about how to get the “right” things done. It’s about making the wisest possible investment of our time and energy in order to operate at our highest point of contribution by doing only what is essential”.
“It is a path to new levels of success and meaning”.
I recommend this book.
WE DON’T NEED THIS
One of our clients called the office today to let us know that someone presumably from the ATO had contacted him. The caller was requesting payment of a large sum of money. It was a scam.
Relating to this type of scam, I came across an article today referring to Tax Practitioners Board impersonators.
The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) administers the registration of tax and BAS agents in Australia.
The Board is established to ensure tax practitioners have necessary competence and personal attributes.
The TPB have warned of a new scam involving a fake telephone call impersonating the Board. The scam is quite sophisticated in that they are using technology to impersonate a legitimate TPB telephone number.
The TPB warned that a legitimate TPB call will never ask for, or demand, credit card payment over the phone.
The ATO recently issued a high alert after more than $800,000 was lost in November alone.
If you ever get a call or email claiming you will be arrested due to a tax debt, simply hang up the phone or delete the email Do not call the number provided.
If you are in any doubt at all about the legitimacy of the call or have any concerns at all, please ring us.