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Current Newsletter

  •  Winter 2021
    • Super Contribution Changes From 1 July 2021
    • Why the ATO Wants Your TPAR
    • Tax Treatment of JobKeeper Payments Handed Back to ATO
    • Your SMSF and You
    • Proposed Tax Residency Changes
    • Proposed New Reporting For Not-For-Profits
    • Superannuation and Retirement Measures Explained
    • Bridging the Gap - How the 2021/22 Federal Budget Supports Women
    • Child Care Subsidy Enhancements

     

    Previous Newsletters

    • Autumn 2021
      • Time - How Are You Going Managing Yours?
      • Transitioning To The Removal Of Special Purpose Financial Statements
      • Winding-Up: Simplifying Small Business Insolvency
      • Single Touch Payroll Concessions To End
      • Smaller Charities To Benefit From Reduced Red Tape
      • Bank Credit Ratings - How Safe Is Your Money?
      • Build, Buy Or Renovate?
      • Good News On Superannuation Caps
      • Five Signs That You Need To Get Control Of Your Super
    •  Summer 2020
      • As We Return to Normal, Now What?
      • CGT and Your Holiday House
      • The JobKeeper Extension 2 - Starting Soon
      • Making the Most of the Instant Asset Write Off
      • JobKeeper Clawback Begins
      • Fixing Fundraising
    • Spring 2020
      • The JobKeeper Extension
      • Instant Asset Tax Write-off Closing Soon
      • COVID-19 and Your SMSF
      • COVID-19 Home Office Concessions Extended
      • Support for Business Employing Apprentices and Trainees
      • ACNC Reviews of Charities
    • Winter 2020
      • Victorian Land Tax Relief For Property Owners
      • New Portal for Audit Clients
      • Maximise Home Office Claims During COVID-19
      • Tax Write-off Extended
      • New Victorian Commercial Tenancies Relief Laws
      • Single Touch Payroll Changes Deferred
      • Getting “Audit Ready”
    • Autumn 2020
      • Non-residents excluded from Main Residence Exemption
      • ATO eyes property “flipping”
      • Bushfire support and assistance
      • Portable Long Service Leave
      • Alerts to protect SMSFs from fraud
      • Changes announced for charities preparing Special Purpose Financial Statements
      • Diversifying your SMSF investments
      • Downsizing – do you want fries with that?
    • Summer 2019
      • Could Selling the Back Yard be Your Worst Tax Decision?
      • Whistle-blower Protections Impacting Charities
      • Main Residence CGT Bill is Resurrected
      • New Rules for Calculating Super Guarantee
      • Super Guarantee Amnesty – Plan to Get in Quick!
      • Instant Asset Write-off – Time is Running Out
      • Can The Tax Office Take Money Out of Your Account? Your Right to Know
      • Is It Worth Salary Sacrificing Your Super?
      • Developing A Retirement Savings Plan
      • 4 Smart Strategies for Estate Planning
    • Spring 2019
      • Warning To Employers On Tax Obligations
      • Single Touch Payroll - Are You On-Board?
      • ATO Increasing Audits of Individual Tax Returns
      • Personal Tax Changes - What Are You Really Entitled To?
      • Final Tax Ruling On Religious Practitioners Released
      • New Rules For Charities Operating Overseas
      • New Resources For Charities
      • What's Holding Back Your Business?
      • Women and Superannuation - How the pay gap can impact your super
      • Sustainable Investing - Making Money and Doing Good
      • A New Era For RDL Financial Planning
    • Winter 2019
      • Sales down, but profits up!
      • STP....just around the corner for smaller employers
      • The real cost of Airbnb for property owners
      • The end of Payment Summaries for larger employers
      • Small business immediate asset write-off extended
      • Goodbye to special purpose reporting for Charities?
      • The 2019-20 Federal Budget
      • Sweeping Changes to Insurance through Superannuation
      • What's involved in Aged Care
    • Autumn 2019
      • Keeping Records Electronically
      • When Things Go Wrong
      • Curtain Soon to Fall on Medical Expenses Claims
      • Charity Fundraising Reform a Step Closer
      • How Are You Managing Your Business Risk?
      • Investing in the Ageing Population
      • How investors can benefit from urban renewal
    • Summer 2018
      • Accelerated Tax Rate Reduction for Small Business
      • The Impact of Related Party Transactions on Charities
      • Good News on Single Touch Payroll for "Micro" Employers
      • Victorian Long Service Leave Laws Now in Force
      • Tax on Compensation From the Banks
      • Privacy Rules Impacting Business
      • What's Next for Australian Resources
      • Why You Should Write a Will
      • Struck by a Smooth Criminal
    • Spring 2018
      • One-off Super Guarantee Amnesty
      • Victorian Long Service Leave Changes
      • Will Renshaw OAM
      • ATO Alert for Work Utes
      • Fringe Benefits for Religious Practitioners
      • ACNC Legislation Review Report
      • The Rise of Sustainable and Ipact Investing
      • Make my Retirement Funds last the Distance
      • SMSFs and your Retirement Horizon
    • Winter 2018
      • 2018 Federal Budget
      • Beware when engaging contractors or employees
      • Superannuation - how much are Aussie's saving?
      • CGT and the family home
      • A charity Marketplace?
      • How to manage cash in your SMSF
      • Four types of insurance for the newly divorced.
    • Spring 2017
      • Super Guarantee - The cost of getting it wrong
      • ANSC issues guidance on crowd funding
      • CGT to hit the family home for non-residents
      • ATO warning on claims for expenses
      • Landlords beware when replacing property chattels
      • Simplified GST reporting is here
      • Superannuation guarantee system review
      • Can you afford for your adult kids to live at home ?
      • Use your SMSF to teach your kids about finance
    • Winter 2017
      • Are slow debtors hurting your business ?
      • Investment Property: Pre and Post 30 June
      • Company tax reforms pass the Senate with amendments
      • ATO monitoring ride sharing arrangements
      • ATO to focus on cash only business
      • Red Tape Reduction - Victorian Incorporated Associations
      • 'Voluntourism': how to make a difference in your retirement ?
      • Federal Budget 2017 - 6 things to consider
      • How to flip property for profit ?
    • Autumn 2017
      • Are the Odds in Your Favour of Your Business Surviving?
      • Revenue Recognition: Changes for Not-for-profits
      • Selling the Backyard?
      • Removal of $1,000 GST Threshold for Imported Goods
      • ATO Debt Could Now Impact Your Credit Rating
      • Aged care – know what’s involved
      • Downsizing
      • Developing a Retirement Savings Plan
    • Summer 2016
      • Planning for the New Year
      • ATO Statistics on Small Business raise concern
      • Time is ticking for the(expanded) $20,000 immediate write-off
      • Binging on Christmas expenses
      • Possible Fix to Fundraising Legislation
      • Asset Test Anomalies
      • Super changes now law
      • Economic outlook - What’s in store?
      • The Trump Presidency – what it means for you
    • Spring 2016
      • Hows your revenue going for the first two months?
      • ACNC signals tough new stance
      • Uber, Airbnb and the ATO - What you need to know
      • What postcodes lose the most super?
      • Tax time is Scam time
      • Hoping rate cuts will bolster growth
      • How financially fit are you?
      • 8 tips to avoid cybercrime
    • Winter 2016
      • Are you SuperStream ready?
      • Is your business structure still the right fit?
      • ATO warning on June 2016 unpaid Trust distributions to charities
      • Cutting red tape
      • "Eye-opening" is how Prue Fergus Griffin describes the search for aged care for her seriously ill father.
      • Budget signals Super changes
      • Are you a sprinter?
    • Autumn 2016
      • Can you afford to sell your business?
      • Moving overseas? Don't forget the ATO
      • Capital Gains Tax and property - the sleeping giant
      • Survey provides a snapshot of not-for-profits
      • Daydreaming about your next holiday
      • Investing in a low rate environment
      • Safe as houses - Investing in property
    • Summer 2015
      • Tips for a Tax Free Christmas
      • HECS-HELP Benefit – reducing your education debt
      • The ATO targets eBay sellers
      • The “evils” of administration costs
      • Protection to small business becomes law
      • There’s something special about Special Disability Trusts
      • Gearing-up for school fees?
      • Will you over-indulge this Christmas?
      • Mortgage paid off? Now what?
    • Spring 2015
      • ASIC guide for private company directors
      • SuperStream update
      • Screws tighten on professional firms
      • Volunteers – are you at risk?
      • Who is looking at your charity information?
      • Public Benevolent Activities outside Australia
      • Handing over?
      • Market Update
      • The China syndrome: What's next?
      • Unpacking the dollar:
      • Access your super before you retire
    • Winter 2015
      • Are you being scammed?
      • Taxable payments reporting for the building industry
      • Why using the 20k Budget tax deduction might be the wrong decision
      • More certainty for the charity sector
      • ATO view finalised on income tax exemption conditions
      • 10 steps to financial security in your 30s
      • Shares in a nutshell
      • Voluntary redundancy – should you take the money and run?
    • Autumn 2015
      • Time to review salary packaging
      • The Future of the ACNC
      • Charities missing in action?
      • Divorce - what it means to you (and your business)
      • Avoid the Land Tax sting
      • Protection for Small Business from 1st July
      • Market Update
      • Is property still a good investment?
      • Insurance - Can you afford not to be protected?
    • Summer 2014
      • It’s the ATO calling...or is it?
      • The top SMSF property investment mistakes
      • ACNC - uncertain times continue
      • Accounting Standards Update for Not For Profits
      • Market Update
      • How not to blow an inheritance
      • Financial advice you wish you’d known younger
    • Spring 2014
      • ATO Initiatives for Small Business
      • Superannuation
      • ATO Targets Professionals
      • Governing Rules and Charitable Purposes
      • New Penalty Regime for SMSF Trustees
      • Market Update
      • Don’t be caught out
      • Lessons from the Financial Crisis
      • It’s business time: Helping small business women
    • 2014 Fringe Benefits Tax Update
    • Winter 2014
      • Claiming Medical Expenses
      • Payroll Tax Alert
      • Public Benevolent Institution Decision
      • Tax changes from 1st July
      • Future of the ACNC
      • Update on Superstream
      • Market Update
      • Dealing with the two percenters
      • The front-foot approach to aged care
    • Autumn 2014
      • Some Clarity for Non Profits
      • Easy come, easy go: The PPSR & your business
      • Tax legislation clean up
      • Efficiency in Debt Management
      • Market Update
      • End of financial year planning starts now
      • Choosing aged care: what you need to know
      • Covering all bases with income protection
    • Summer 2013
      • Improved Cash Flow
      • RDL Office Closure
      • ACNC Charity Portal
      • Super salary sacrifice arrangements in good shape?
      • Market Update
      • Getting it Right for the Grandkids
      • Six Key Issues for Grandparents
    • Spring 2013
      • ATO Issues Warning
      • A new Government... What now for charities?
      • What makes a confident investor?
      • Another reason to check your caps
    • Winter 2013
      • Audit or Review?
      • Federal Budget 2013 / 2014
      • SMSF Owners - hold onto your caps!
    • Autumn 2013
      • Ato focus on school building funds
      • Save time on Superannuation Guarantee payments
      • ACNC - Annual Information Statements
      • Beat the clock at Tax time
      • Market update
    • Winter 2012
      • Changing tax landscape for business
      • The Federal Budget and You
      • Split the Super - Share the Benefits
          
    • Spring2012 
      • Employee or Contractor?
      • ACNC carve out for "Basic Religious Charities"
      • Rate cuts not always good for investors
          
    • Autumn 2012
      • Big changes for all Charities
      • Special Disability Trusts
      • 2011 / 2012 year end planning
    • Summer 2011
      • 2012 Federal 'Mini Budget'
      • Investing for Children (Part 2), Focus on the not-for-profit sector
      • Better Depreciation Rules for Small Businesses
      • The High Price of paying Employee Super late
    • Spring 2011
      • Salary Sacrificing your Rental Expenses, Savings for Landlords!, Cash Flow...still king
      • Investing for Children (Part 1), Focus on the not-for-profit sector - Legislative Changes Ahead
    • Winter 2011
      • Federal Budget
      • So you think you're covered: How would you pay off your mortgage?
      • Knowing when to change your business structure
      • our Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) and owning property
    • Autumn 2011
      • Natural Disasters: The impact on your investment portfolio
      • Have we changed?, Fraud: It won't happen to us
      • Providing Certainty for Trust
      • What's better for me... new or old van?
    • Summer 2010
      • Scams Target Businesses
      • Office Closure
      • Planning for Aged Care
    • Spring 2010
      • ATO Targets the Cash Economy
      • Easier for Expatriates
      • Changes to Companies limited by Guarantee Reporting
      • Why the Tax Office is Looking at your Facebook Profile
    • Winter 2010
      • Reporting Obligations - Companies Limited by Guarantee
      • ATO comment on Word Investment case
      • "Where the Buck Stops" Some Brief Thoughts on Board Responsibility
      • Assisting small business measures deadline approaching
      • Help! I've put too much into my super fund
    • Autumn 2010
      • How do I know how much my business is really worth?
      • SMSF Property Investment
      • Still Working and Over 65
    • Summer 2009
      • Testing Times Ahead
      • Hidden charges on equipment purchases sting business owners
      • Self Managed Super Funds - What happens when you die?
      • Special Disability Trusts
    • Spring 2009
      • Exceed Super Limit - Taxed up to 93%
      • New tax sting for Aussie working overseas
      • Q&A
      • Visiting Our Office?
      • The Good Oil on Insolvent Trading

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