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Current Newsletter

  • 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

Previous Newsletters

  • 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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