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  • 11th Dec 2014 Individuals

    What lies ahead in 2015?

    There is no need to feel powerless. Now is a great time to start a plan.
  • 10th Dec 2014 Individuals

    The season for giving

    Use that hand full of nuisance shares to help someone less fortunate
  • 10th Dec 2014 Individuals

    Setting a national path for super

    This week saw the release of The Financial System Inquiry (FSI) recommendations by the Treasurer, Joe Hockey. The year long inquiry saw David Murray and his panel undertake the most significant...
  • 9th Dec 2014 Business

    ATO confusion

    The ATO has announced that once an activity statement is lodged electronically then they will no longer issue a paper activity statement.
  • 2nd Dec 2014 Business

    Happy Christmas... and don't forget the FBT

    When employers will be planning to reward staff with a celebratory party or event, you need to consider the FBT and income tax implications
  • 2nd Dec 2014

    A friend from Germany

    Being part of a global network of accountants presents all sorts of opportunities
  • 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

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