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  • 25th Jul 2017 Individuals

    SMSFs - Determing your trustee structure

    How you structure your trustees will have a major impact on how your fund works.
  • 13th Jul 2017 Individuals

    WaterAid - Clean water - A basic human right

    Matthew Crouch recently visited WaterAid projects in PNG and saw the amazing effects they are having on peoples' lives.
  • 10th Jul 2017 Individuals

    Buying off-the-plan?

    Incentives are offered by governments and developers. But there are other considerations in making such big decisions.
  • 21st Jun 2017 Not-For-Profits

    DGR reforms

    Recent release of a consultation paper on possible DGR reforms
  • 24th May 2017 Individuals

    Year end 2016/17 tax tips for the individual

    A few suggestions to consider so that you can get your tax deduction back in your 2017 return.
  • 24th May 2017 Business

    Year end 2016/17 tax tips for business

    Some year end tax planning tips for business owners and managers to consider.
  • 23rd May 2017 Business

    When private information gets splashed around the Internet

    The introduction of the Notifiable Data Breach scheme requires organisations to get active about securing their information.
  • 10th May 2017 Not-For-Profits

    Budget 2017 - Not-for-profit sector

    There are no measures contained in this year’s Federal Budget that directly affect all not for profit entities. However, there are a number of announcements that will impact on the areas where...
  • 10th May 2017 Individuals

    Budget 2017 - Social Security

    In short, the Government is introducing changes to social security along the lines of their “fairness” theme. The Pensioner Concession Card is being reinstated for many but there will also be...
  • 10th May 2017 Economy

    Budget 2017 - Comment and overview

    How does the 2017/18 budget affect you?
  • 10th May 2017 Individuals

    Budget 2017 - For Individuals

    The following changes will affect individuals and families, the main one being the change in the Medicare Levy. From 1 July 2019, the Government will increase the Medicare levy from 2% to 2.5% of...
  • 10th May 2017 Business

    Budget 2017 - Business overview

    Small business Extension of the instant asset write off for SBEs The Government has announced that they will extend the higher instant asset write off threshold for Small Business Entities (SBEs) a...
  • 10th May 2017 Individuals

    Budget 2017 - Superannuation

    Following on from the major changes to superannuation announced recently, this Budget contained the addtional changesas detailed below: Contributing proceeds from sale of home Effective 1 July 2018...
  • 18th Apr 2017 Business

    ATO rejects claim for carried forward losses

    This example shows the onus of proof is in the taxpayer to show that their claim is valid.
  • 14th Apr 2017 Individuals

    The ATO, Uber and other income supplements

    Two new programs will help identify people who are making but not declaring income.
  • 4th Apr 2017 Business

    Company tax cuts passed by the Senate

    The tax cuts include other things like Small Business Entity concessions and SBE unincorporated tax discounts
  • 25th Mar 2017 Individuals

    Super questions

    With super changes taking effect from 1 July 2017, now is a great time to give some thought to questions like… Will I have enough to retire on? Is there a better option than super? Everyone’s...
  • 18th Mar 2017 Business

    Specialist consulting: Spotlighting everyday business principles

    Helping clients with the "How-to" change their organisations for a brighter future
  • 10th Mar 2017 Business

    Working holiday makers in Australia

    After considerable debate, the "backpacker tax" has finally been decided.
  • 1st Mar 2017 Individuals

    Inherited a property?

    The are several tax aspects to consider if you inherit a property. It can be straight forward but there may be complications too.

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