Duncan Dovico - The Bottom Line


We are delighted to announce that effective 1st March 2013, Vin Crowe & Associates will join forces with Duncan Dovico.

Vin Crowe has a proud and long established history of over 35 years servicing clients in and around the Ringwood area. Their teams experience and knowledge will be a valuable addition to the Duncan Dovico group.

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Bellow The Bottom Line


In 2013 we will continue to provide all clients and friends of DD with concise, topical and educational videos via Below the Bottom Line.

This is a popular and convenient way to remain in touch with us as your Accountants and remain informed about some of the latest local business and financial related news and views delivered in an easy to understand manner.

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Is your Business Missing out on Government R&D tax rebates?

What is Research & Development (“R & D”)?
“Innovation “and “R&D” are perennial buzzwords which mean different things to different people.

From the Tax Office’s perspective R&D is about solving technical problems whose answer is unknown through a process of experimentation, and iterative testing.

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A key to your business – unlocking additional value

Brad Purvis B.Bus (Acc), CPA, CTA - Director - Duncan Dovico

We regularly talk with our clients about the virtues of working on their business, not in it.

Working to a greater degree on the business, coupled with creating smarter operating systems and controls, can often unlock additional business value.

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Are your Business Partnership & Shareholder agreements in order?

Take 2 Minutes to review these scenarios...

  Scenario One... but I need to move

Scenario: Rob, Adam and Angie have been in business together for 15 years. Adam needs to move interstate to look after his ill parents. He has had a look at the partnership agreement they all signed ten years ago.

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Death and Taxes - Planning for the inevitable

Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to French scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789 that ‘Nothing is certain except death and taxes’. 

In response to this famous line it has also often been said that ‘while death and taxes may be certain, at least we don’t have to die every year’.  And so it is, an income year in which a taxpayer dies is the only year in which both of Franklin’s predictions will come true.

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Looking to Travel? Consider St Petersburg - It may well be the Russian "Jewell in the Crown"

It’s a long way north but worth the effort. St Petersburg, formerly known as Petrograd and Leningrad, is a city built on the river Neva. It is often described as the most western city of Russia. It houses many foreign consulates and financial institutions.

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Out and About with Duncan Dovico


    Andrew Politini                               Rory Wood                             Anthony Fernando

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Anna Beard
We are pleased to welcome Anna Beard-Senior Accountant – to our team. Anna has over 11 years experience in the accounting profession and provides further skills and experience to our business services and tax teams. Anna has particular expertise within the Equine Industry and will work with Brad Purvis to expand this division of the practice.


We pass on our best wishes to Amanda Castricum - Associate Director, who is getting married in New Zealand on the 31st March
2013. We wish Amanda and Nick all the best for their upcoming wedding and a wonderful future together.

Upcoming Seminars

Throughout 2013 we remain committed to providing informative seminars and client updates. In recognition of our capabilities across a range of accounting and taxation areas, members of our professional team have been invited to speak as Guest Presenters at a number of upcoming events. Topics include: property and self managed superannuation, tax hot spots business growth strategies and a range of related topics.
Details of these events will be provided during the year.