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PKF Australia

Accountants and Business Advisers

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21 Dec 2017

NSX - An Alternative Worth Considering

The National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX) is the second largest listing exchange in Australia.

21 Dec 2017

Proposed Downsizer Super Contributions

There was a proposed measure publicised in the 2018 budget which would allow super contributions to be made from downsizing the family home. This measure has not yet been passed and is currently not available to be utilised.

21 Dec 2017

Why do I need a coach?

A good coach will challenge you to reach higher or push harder, they won’t just say yes to all your ideas but rather ensure you consider other alternatives and select the best idea, and they will offer sound advice and direction from a position of experience and independence.

21 Dec 2017

Reduced Company Tax Rate and Franking Rate Confusion

It is essential that a company knows what its correct tax rate is– not just for lodging and paying its tax for the year, but for determining the appropriate rate at which distributions to shareholders should be franked.

07 Dec 2017

Single Touch Payroll – Are You Ready?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is making changes to the way employers report payments, meaning they will need to report this information directly to the ATO from their payroll solution in real time (i.e. on or before the date a payment is made).

28 Nov 2017

Buyer Beware: Proposed GST withholding on Buyers of New Residential Property and Land

An Exposure Draft of legislation has been released signaling the Government intent that from 1 July 2018, Purchasers of new residential premises or potential residential land purchased in a GST taxable supply will be required to withhold and pay the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) 1/11th of the purchase price.

26 Oct 2017

Cyber security considerations from a key audit matter context

Should cyber security be considered a default significant risk? If so, why do so few current ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) company audit reports contain a Key Audit Matter (KAM) disclosure relating to cyber security? Could it be due to a lack of understanding of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment and the inherent significant risks posed by cyber security vulnerabilities?

26 Oct 2017

The New Revenue Standard

The first step is to gain an understanding of the new standard, undertake an evaluation of customer relationships and create an inventory of all promises and undertakings to customers.

26 Oct 2017

Power of Culture…Power of People

Defining and quantifying culture is a real and current challenge facing most Australian companies and organisations as they find that shareholders, customers, regulators and the public have no tolerance for businesses that cannot get it right.

26 Oct 2017

Control determines whether to consolidate, or not

An investor controls an investee when the investor is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the investee and can affect the amount of those returns through its power over the investee.

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