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  • 28th Nov 2014 Business

    Technology and tax

    We advocate improved technologies that help business to lodge their own tax returns. But we warn of the risks.
  • 7th Nov 2014 Individuals

    Accessing your super fund for medical procedures

    It is possible, but difficult, to withdraw some super savings to cover medical expenses
  • 1st Nov 2014 Individuals

    Bitcoins and tax

    Bitcoin is a software-based online payment system, which the US Treasury has called a "decentralised virtual currency". The media often refers to Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency or digital currency. The...
  • 26th Oct 2014 Individuals

    Reminder about lost super

    It is important to update super member details
  • 7th Oct 2014 Business

    SuperStream - Streamlining super payments

    To create greater efficiencies in the superannuation system, the government has introduced a new reform called ‘SuperStream’. Under SuperStream, employers must make super contributions by submitting...
  • 16th Sep 2014 Individuals

    Three lessons time has taught me

    1. You can’t begin too soon One of the things that has struck me again recently is the power of compounding including compounding inflation. I saw a chart recently that showed how if $10,000 had been...
  • 12th Sep 2014 Business

    Business finance - Time for a review

    Reviewing your finance is often overlooked but can be very benificial
  • 5th Sep 2014 Individuals

    The Future of Financial Advice

    FOFA regulation is designed to encourage Australians to seek financial advice
  • 4th Sep 2014 Not-For-Profits

    Release of income tax exemption ruling for NFPs

    Two conditions must be met for an entity to qualify for income exempt status
  • 3rd Sep 2014 Business

    Repeal of the "Mining Tax"

    The repeal of the Mining Tax also means that some concession to small business will also be rescinded.
  • 2nd Sep 2014 Individuals

    Account based Income Streams - Introducing deeming

    Account based pensions will now be treated like assets and have deeming applied.
  • 28th Aug 2014 Business

    WorkCover - The essentials

    The main areas of interest that our clients ask about WorkCover
  • 28th Aug 2014

    Walking from Melbourne to Rockhampton

    Walking from Melbourne to Rockhampton If you breakdown seemingly impossible tasks into smaller, discrete steps, a lot of things become far more manageable. This is the tenth year that Saward Dawson...
  • 27th Aug 2014 Individuals

    Understanding global financial markets

    The global market is a reality but it certainly presents both benefits and risks
  • 13th Aug 2014 Not-For-Profits

    PBIs - The Hunger Project Australia case

    A PBI is a type of charity with the principle purposes of relieving such poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability or helplessness as arouses compassion in the community. Some...
  • 11th Aug 2014 Individuals

    SMSFs in Australia - Some statistics

    The ATO has released some interesting statistics about Australian SMSFs
  • 5th Aug 2014 Business

    PAYG instalments threshold increases

    From 1 July 2014, PAYG instalment thresholds have increased, which means that some taxpayers no longer need to pay instalments
  • 23rd Jul 2014 Individuals

    FocusOn - New penalty regime for SMSFs

    New legislation gives the ATO greater powers in dealing with contraventions by SMSF trustees
  • 23rd Jul 2014 Business

    FocusOn - Running a company

    All companies are required to keep financial records from which true and fair financial statements can be prepared
  • 22nd Jul 2014 Individuals

    FocusOn - Taxation of super death benefits

    Tax treatment depends on the beneficiary being a death benefits dependant

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