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06 Jul 2015

Income protection matters at every age

Are you looking towards a comfortable retirement in the not too distant future?

02 Jul 2015

ATO to crack down on holiday rental properties

For some months now, the ATO has signalled its intention to penalise holiday home owners who they suspect are rorting the system.

09 Jun 2015

ATO Taking a Tough Stand on $19.5 Billion in Unpaid Taxes

The ATO is turning its focus to its $19.5 billion in unpaid taxes (as at 30 June 2014) and has indicated that a new approach involving earlier intervention and legal action will be used to curb the increasing debt level.

05 Jun 2015

Compliance key to claiming 45% R&D tax offset

Raising money from investors takes time and involves detailed due diligence that goes far beyond a data room.

02 Jun 2015

Is your charity complying?

A guide to the ACNC’s regulatory approach and self-assessment compliance test are the latest tools available from the regulator.

02 Jun 2015

IASB concludes its response to the global financial crisis

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) completed the final element, impairment, of its comprehensive response to the global financial crisis by issuing IFRS 9 ‘Financial Instruments’.

02 Jun 2015

APRA rules on risk management

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released the final version of its new risk-management standard and associated guidance.

02 Jun 2015

More Australians are buying property with super, here’s why

Leading up to 2015 budget announcements in May 2015 there was a lot of media attention on the possible decision by the government to remove the ability for SMSFs to borrow to acquire property.

31 Mar 2015

Treasurer signals major tax reform is coming

The Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has released Re:think, a 196-page positioning paper to open national dialogue on Australia’s future tax system and shape a clear change prior to the next election.

19 Feb 2015

R&D Tax incentive registration date looms

The research and development (R&D) tax incentive provides a targeted tax offset to encourage certain companies to conduct R&D that benefits Australia.  It is a broad-based, market driven program that aims to boost company competitiveness, improve productivity and deliver economy-wide benefits to Australia.

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