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Stay up to date with the latest changes hitting the tax & accounting environment, as well as those in our specialty areas such as superannuation, financial planning and specialist tax & estate planning. But our blogging doesn’t stop there, whether it be the latest technological insights or information to help our farming communities, we will pretty much cover anything that crops up!

March 14, 2019

Our Audit & Advisory team has experienced significant growth in the last few years and this continues with highly experienced auditor, Carolyn Cooper, officially joining the team as Audit Manager earlier this year. Carolyn isn’t new to Roberts &...

February 14, 2019

In a speech on 29 January 2019, the Prime Minister announced that the Government will increase the instant asset write-off already available for small businesses from $20,000 to $25,000. Mr Morrison also said that the instant write-off will be...

February 4, 2019

Airbnb is fast becoming a popular accommodation choice for most Australians with listings topping over 140,000 in the last 12 months alone. However, most hosts are unaware if their existing insurance policies would cover them while hosting guests. According...

January 21, 2019

What is it? It’s a lifetime limit on how much of your superannuation balance you can transfer from your accumulation account(s) to tax-free ‘retirement phase’ account(s) that allows you to receive pension income.. This limit is known as the ‘transfer...

January 8, 2019

When considering transfers of primary production land, it is important to structure your affairs appropriately from the outset. Specifically, where discretionary trusts own the land or carry on a business on the land, planning is essential to minimise taxation...

December 24, 2018

Overspent in 2018? Here’s how to put your finances back on track – and even get ahead. Despite the best intentions, many of us will finish this year on a low note financially. Whether it’s the cost of Christmas presents...

December 19, 2018

On 16 November, an exposure draft of the Corporations Amendment (Proprietary Company Thresholds) Regulations 2018 was released proposing to increase the thresholds that determine a large proprietary company under section 45A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Under the current...

December 18, 2018

There are many strategies that can be implemented during a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) member’s lifetime to increase certainty about what will happen to their super balance following their death. A commonly used strategy is for the member to have...

September 4, 2018

The taxable payments reporting system (TPRS) requires businesses to report to the ATO all payments made to contractors during an income year. This additional reporting is in the form of an annual report that is used by the ATO...