Small business restructure roll-over concessions
What happens if you are in the wrong structure? Have you ever had a chat with a colleague or mate and thought “why aren’t I doing that” or “I wish I could change the way my business works”.... read more
Great news for everyone running a small business!
The Small Business Entity threshold has increased to $10 million from 1 July 2016 onwards (became law on 19th May 2017). Previously the Small Business Entity threshold was $2 million. Basically, you are a Small Business Entity if you carry on a business and have an aggregated turnover of less than $10 million.... read more
Wage increases less than 2 months away Ė donít be caught out and always protect your Capital!
Accountant found to be an accessory for “wilful blindness” towards underpaid employees. In a precedent-setting decision by the Federal Circuit Court, an accountancy firm has been found accessorily liable for the underpayments of the employees of one of its clients.... read more
Estate Planning & Land Tax
Deceased estates and Stamp duty - the transfer of property in accordance with the terms of a will or codicil is subject to stamp duty unless an exemption is available and section 42 of the Duties Act in Victoria exempts certain transfers of dutiable property where ...... read more
Making your excess cash work for you!
If you are lucky enough to have come to that point in life where you have paid off your private mortgage you may now be looking at paying down some investment loans. There are a number of factors you need to consider to ensure you get your excess cash working for you in the best way possible.... read more
Trusts & Estate Planning
A trust is a separate legal entity which holds assets, such as property or cash. and have a number of advantages, particularly from an asset protection perspective. They are very popular structures which are often set up by people during their lifetime.... read more
Tax Planning for 2016/17 Financial Year
April is a vital month for tax and superannuation planning. With 9 months of the financial year locked away significant trends or changes from the previous financial year will be well established.... read more
In whose name?
When you decide to purchase an investment property there are a couple of important things you need to do before heading off to the agent and signing the contract! It is important to have look at all your structure options with your accountant, including discussing whose name you want on the contract.... read more