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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 13, 2017

Investment bonds can provide you with a simple, tax-effective, long term investment. They are also known as insurance bonds, and are ‘tax-paid’ life policy investments. This means the life company pays the tax on the investment earnings, making them...

December 20, 2016

The epic battle between browser and user has taken a happy turn in favour of the user. AUSkeys are used by business owners and managers to access the ATO Business Portal in order to communicate securely with the ATO. Issues have...

December 8, 2016

What is an Exchange Traded Funds An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like shares. An ETF can hold assets such as shares, commodities or bonds. ETFs usually track the performance of an...

December 7, 2016

A report titled "Overdue: Time for Action on Unpaid Super" has been prepared by Phil Gallagher (Former director of Treasury’s retirement income modelling taskforce) on behalf of Industry Super Australia showing that 30% of entitled employees did not receive...

December 2, 2016

On Wednesday 23 November 2016 the Government’s superannuation legislation was passed by the Parliament making the superannuation changes it originally announced in the 2016 Federal Budget law. Changes in the legislation that need to be considered include; lower contribution limits,...

December 2, 2016

Investing shares A shareholding is part ownership of a listed company. The shareholder receives dividends or income from their share investment and the company is able to raise valuable equity capital to fund its growth and operations. The shares can...

November 21, 2016

There are many types of investment vehicles to choose from, with managed funds one of the most popular choices in Australia. Here are some of the reasons for investing in managed funds. What is a managed fund? Managed funds pool the...

November 11, 2016

On 9 November 2016, the Government introduced legislation to implement its 2016-17 Budget superannuation reforms. The package of superannuation bills has been referred to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee for report by 14 February 2017. One of the bills...

November 11, 2016

Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America. This surprising election result has unsettled markets across the world. Count Financial Limited have prepared a market watch article summarising Trump's policy priorities and giving some insight...