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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!

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...

August 10, 2018

Farmers are facing some of the worst drought conditions ever experienced, with the Government confirming 100 per cent of NSW is in a drought and over 60 per cent of Queensland is in drought or is drought-affected. The conditions...

July 19, 2018

Insuring your car, home or other possessions makes sense. So why do so few of us insure ourselves? If illness or injury stopped you from working for an extended period, could you keep paying your bills? Personal risk insurance...

June 14, 2018

From 1 July 2018 the new ‘downsizing’ into superannuation rule will be able to be used. For those that meet the criteria, this could be used to top up your super and assist with your retirement plans.  This ‘downsizer’ rule...

May 9, 2018

It's that time of the year again! The 2018-19 Budget was announced yesterday and there are plenty of changes and updates to be aware of. Click on the link to get the overview from our Financial Planning team Budget 2018-19