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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!

July 21, 2016

On Friday 24 June news came through that Britain had voted to 'Leave' the European Union (EU) 52 - 48 per cent. But the debate about the implications for economies and financial markets is just beginning. For an overview of what...

July 21, 2016

As the new financial year commences consider getting in early with your 2015-16 tax return information so you can lodge this sooner rather than later. A reminder of documents you may need to compile to complete your tax return: Payment Summaries from your...

July 11, 2016

Many investors borrow to invest. But did you know that Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) are also a vehicle to borrow for investment purposes? This means that your SMSF can borrow to acquire assets that it may not otherwise be...

June 23, 2016

A reduction in concessional contribution caps, the lowering of the Division 293 tax threshold, capping tax-free assets in retirement and a lifetime limit for non-concessional contributions are just some of the changes that were in the Budget announcements this...

June 22, 2016

The 2016-17 NSW Budget has confirmed the abolition of mortgage duty, marketable securities duty and non-real estate business assets from 1 July 2016 as planned. In combination with the new small business restructure roll-over (which will also apply from 1...

June 2, 2016

Let’s look at how it works – a case study David has a portfolio of direct shares in his own name: Some of the shares have increased in value during the period he has owned them, and others have decreased in...

May 20, 2016

Many investors have a personal share portfolio. When it comes to your SMSF, did you know that you can contribute more than simply cash? You are also able to contribute listed shares. What are the advantages of transferring personal shares...

May 9, 2016

Economic outlook Changes to the official cash rate are based on the outlook for economic growth and inflation. The RBA uses a number of economic indicators such as employment, investment spend, consumer and business confidence and the housing market to...

May 5, 2016

Interest rates are the cost of money when borrowed or loaned, and are used to control inflation and economic growth. But why do interest rates rise and fall, and how can they affect you? Who controls interest rates? Movements in official...