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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!

October 26, 2016

Dr Shane Oliver, the AMP's Chief Economist and Head of Investment Strategy and Economics, is responsible for AMP Capital's diversified investment funds. He also provides economic forecasts and analysis of key variables and issues affecting, or likely to affect, all...

October 1, 2016

According to ATO data released in August 2016, $11.7bn is sitting in lost super accounts. Super is considered 'lost' when a fund is unable to contact the individual and hasn't received a contribution to an account for 5 years. The...

September 30, 2016

The next due date for quarterly SGC super contributions is 28 October 2016 and you need to be SuperStream ready to make this contribution. What Are The New Requirements? Under the new SuperStream system, the contribution information and the payment must...

September 30, 2016

The new Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding (FRCGW) regime commenced on 1 July 2016 and imposes withholding obligations on purchasers of certain assets which are classified as Taxable Australian Property (TAP). TAP includes direct interests in land, leases and...

August 31, 2016

Are you a woman who would like to grow your wealth and save for the future? Do you sometimes feel that it’s impossible to get ahead? If that sounds like you these could be some of the reasons why. Read...

July 25, 2016

Criteria for borrowing within an SMSF For the trustee of an SMSF to be permitted to borrow for investment purposes the borrowing must be set up under an arrangement that satisfies certain criteria. These include that: The loan is used to...

July 22, 2016

The main superannuation policy changes proposed by the Coalition going into the recent election are summarised below. The most controversial of these changes is the introduction of a lifetime non-concessional contributions cap of $500,000 that includes any non-concessional contributions made...

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...