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Reigniting inner passion: keeping your business passion alive

2017 September 17 by

Keeping your business passion alive With thanks to our guest contributor: Jo Hanlon of  Mind Your Ps, our go-to HR experts   You may have inherited a business, started one, bought or fallen into one by chance. Regardless of whether you’re the CEO, or serving coffee to your regular customers, one thing is for sure, most of you […]

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The Elephant In The Room: Is Your Will Up To Date?

2017 September 17 by

Estate Planning Mark Copsey – Partner I’ve found one simple question causes relief and yet so much stress at the same time with clients: is your will up to date? Possibly the most overlooked issue in managing personal financial affairs is that of Estate Planning. Whilst clients are desperate to talk about it, it usually […]

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How and when to engage people (part 2) – guest author Jo Hanlon

2017 August 17 by

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe: getting that job done how and when you need it (part 2) With thanks to our guest contributor: Jo Hanlon of  Mind Your Ps, our go-to HR experts   Outsourced workers or labour hire resources – one off or repeat service provision Outsourced workers are those who are generally employed by another employer and […]

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How and when to engage people (part 1) – guest author Jo Hanlon

2017 August 17 by

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe: getting that job done how and when you need it (part 1) With thanks to our guest contributor: Jo Hanlon of  Mind Your Ps, our go-to HR experts   Many business owners or managers are put off from engaging people to do work for them because they still think they have to employ someone […]

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News wrap-up: taxing trusts as companies; new tax rules from July 1

2017 August 16 by

New rules in force from 1 July 2017   From 1 July 2017, there has been an effective reduction in the top marginal rate of tax for those with taxable incomes over $180,000, from 49% to 47%, with the removal of the 2% Temporary Budget Repair Levy. The 27.5% tax rate for companies carrying on […]

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Our New Financial Year Resolutions

2017 July 20 by

The new financial year is well and truly here. Bleary-eyed accountants everywhere have emerged from their cubicles to a sunny Sydney winter. It’s a great time to think about what the year ahead will bring. Although new year resolutions are usually made around January, and usually focus on kale consumption or yoga attendance, we’ve taken this […]

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Recent news wrap-up: GST, investment companies, crowdfunding

2017 July 20 by

  GST not being charged on all imports In May, we published a blog post about proposed new GST rules affecting overseas businesses exporting goods and services to Australia. Under the proposals, from 1 July, they would be required to charge and remit GST on goods and services with a value of less than $1,000. […]

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Are You Prepared? Year-End Tax Planning (Part 2 of 2)

2017 June 5 by

With 30 June closing in quickly, here are some practical things to consider about the upcoming changes to superannuation. Before taking any action, we recommend speaking with your accountant or financial adviser. Significant changes to super (not just SMSF) come into effect on 1 July, so be ready. Again, you should speak to your financial […]

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Are You Prepared? Year-End Tax Planning (Part 1 of 2)

2017 June 5 by

With 30 June closing in quickly, here are some practical things for SME business owners and investors to consider. Before taking any action, we recommend speaking with your accountant or financial adviser.   Businesses   It may sound obvious, but look at bringing forward essential expenses such as repairs or pre-paying expenses such as rent, […]

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Tax and Spend: Federal Budget 2017/2018

2017 June 5 by

The 2017-18 budget represents the federal government’s attempt to gain favour with voters amidst rising economic populist sentiment in the electorate. The government has decided to increase taxes and embark upon major new spending programs. There were no major tax changes announced, however, plans to increase the tax burden on property investors and foreigners were […]

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