Open Access Newsletter
Newsletter of the Australian Open Access Group
Australian OA User Group Homepage:http://www2.tpgi.com.au/users/oaugh/oaug.html Number 138
NEW MAILING ARRANGEMENTS:
The committee would like to reduce their admin effort and ensure the long term viability of the Group by e-mailing the newsletters. In future meeting notes and news will be posted on the internet and sent by e-mail to financial members. This issue (Nr.138) will be the last hardcopy issue.
This should make it easier for members to locate information by topic - members can copy to a file and use indexing to search for what they need.
PLEASE E-MAIL your e-mail address to:
If, however, you are unable to receive e-mail and cannot access the internet then please advise secretary Judy and something will be arranged for you.
These will still be bi-monthly but, as previously notified, not at the RSL but at Judy’s place:
25 Bent Street, Greenwich
Held at 6 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of
each even numbered month
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, 13/6/2000
We invite any member to e-mail any questions for discussion at a meeting to:
OAUG MEETING - 13/4/2000
Open Access Problems.
This talk centred around whether a small business earning less than $50,000 per annum should apply for a GST number, and also for the GST. The result really depended on whether you could claim back in GST expenses the same or more than you would charge out.
I also mentioned the requirements for the Business Activity Statement. This includes GST income and expenses, wages tax if applicable and any provisional tax that is estimated to be paid.
Having discussed all this with my accountant, it appears that you pay up front the best fit of taxes and GST, and then get your accountant to ‘correct’ your figures at the end of the financial year for an adjustment later. This is similar to what we do now, in that you may get a tax refund or pay more at a later date. You do not have to be 100% accurate with the payments on the Activity Statement. The best thing is to be prepared, and keep your tax invoices.
Library sheet Nr-195. This is Michael’s report on this very useful software for handling hard disk backups.
SEARCH OUR WEBSITE
A search feature has been added to the User Group Website. There are now dozens of pages, so it is best to try the search facility to narrow in on the pages that cover the topic of interest. If possible, please use this before contacting a User Group member for help.
ADDRESSES for AOAUG
Secretary / Treasurer:
Australian Open Access User Group
P O Box 5003, Greenwich, 2065
User Group Homepage Address:
http://www2.tpgi.com.au/users/aough/oaug.html(note the www2).
E-mail Address for User group Queries:
Michael has agreed for the OAUG members to send their queries by e-mail to him at his E-mail address.
This address in the Netherlands is:
D I S P I
Free advice for one-off queries. Extended use of this facility may incur a request for payment.
Michael Paine, Beacon Hill
(02) 9451 4870. Prog, App’s, Db.
Lindy Kidman, Seaforth
(02) 9949 3985. Prog, App’s, Db.
David Escourt Hughes, Tripos Group
104 Greenhill Road, Unley, SA, 5061.
(08) 8272 7555, Fax(08) 8272 7344.
Prog, App’s, Ss, Db.
0419 839 839, (03) 9525 8960.
Prog, App’s, Db.
President: Lindy Kidman
72 Castle Circ., Seaforth, 2092
Phone: (02) 9949 3985
Vice President: Terry Litchfield
25 Junction Road, Wahroonga, 2076.
Phone: (02) 9489 1042(H)
Secretary/Treasurer: Judy Jeffery
P O Box 5003, Greenwich, 2065
(02) 4398 5982, Fax: 9439 5982
Technical Co-Ordinator: Michael Paine
(02) 9451 4870, Fax: (02) 9975 3966
Newsletter Editor: Keith O’Donnell
(02) 9653 2602, Fax: (02) 9653 2436