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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 30, 2017

The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ends on 31 March 2017 and FBT Returns are due and payable by 21 May 2017, including nil returns, if appropriate. As an employer, you should consider all benefits provided to employees or associates...

March 28, 2017

A bill is currently progressing through NSW Parliament that, if enacted, will broaden the application of the exemption for transfers of farm land. There are two key changes proposed that would result in the exemption applying to transfers of primary...

March 28, 2017

The super reforms introduced in the 2016 Federal Budget are set to start coming into effect from 1 July 2017. So what are the changes to the super contributions caps, and how will they affect your savings. Non-concessional contributions cap...

February 21, 2017

Your child’s education is an important investment in their future. Getting it right takes careful planning, which means you need a true understanding of the costs involved. As every parent knows, a quality education is one of the most important...

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,...