Mar 12, 2020 / News

Economic stimulus package: key points for your business

The government announced a package of temporary measures worth $17.6 billion to support the Australian economy in the wake of the impact of the coronavirus. The measures mostly target small and medium-sized businesses, and come in four parts. Whilst they apply either from now or retrospectively from 1 January 2020, the measures will require legislative change. Read more

COVID-19 / Taxation

Mar 11, 2020 / News

FBT influences your decisions – even if your business doesn’t pay any

Many business owners roll their eyes at the mention of Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT). Complex rules, costly to comply with, and for seemingly little value. But even if you don’t pay any FBT, it still plays a role in your business. So, to truly understand why FBT affects your business – even if you don’t pay any – let’s help you “get it”. Read more

FBT / Taxation

Mar 05, 2020 / News

SA Land Tax Amendments & Trusts – Are you ready?

On 28 November 2019, the SA State Government introduced amendments to the way land tax is imposed on properties held in South Australia effective 1 July 2020. Read more

Feb 26, 2020 / News

New disclosure requirements for Not-For-Profit entities preparing SPFS

For financial years ending on or after 30 June 2020, certain not-for-profit (NFP) entities preparing special purpose financial statements (SPFS) will need to include new disclosures in their financial statements regarding their compliance with the recognition and measurement (R&M) requirements of Australian Accounting Standards (AAS). Read more

Education / Financial Reporting / Not for Profit

Feb 17, 2020 / News

New tax risk for property

Property features in the affairs of almost all our clients, and it often represents a significant part of their wealth. So we’re naturally on alert for any impact on property from changes to tax law. Parliament passed new laws with effect from 1 July last year that deny deductions for expenses relating to holding “vacant land”, even when it’s held for an income-producing purpose, such as development for sale, or building a commercial or residential rental property. Read more

Property and Construction / Taxation

Feb 06, 2020 / News

Business sale tax concessions: ATO wins 3-0 clean sweep

The small business concessions can be very generous in reducing or even eliminating the tax impost on a capital gain you make from selling your business (or your company), or an asset used in the business. For example, in combination with the general 50% discount on capital gains, these concessions can reduce your tax bill on a capital gain in the millions to nil in fairly mundane circumstances. Read more

Business Consulting / Taxation

Feb 03, 2020 / News

Downsizing - do you want fries with that?

From 1 July 2018, a new opportunity has been available to let you contribute more to your super. Read more

Financial Planning

Feb 03, 2020 / News

Having the money talk with your partner

Discussing your finances with a long or short-term partner, can save you uncomfortable conversations down the track, especially when you start to manage money together. Read more

Financial Planning

Feb 03, 2020 / News

Market Update (Summer 19/20)

Markets continue to push upwards to new record levels, whilst closer to home, Governor Lowe indicated rates may move lower in the New Year. In Asia, the pro-democracy protests continued in Hong Kong leading into and after their local elections. Read more

Financial Planning

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