Insolvent Trading: New Safe Harbour Defence

Insolvent trading. If you’re a company director you know only too well that those two words are bad news. …

Tech-crims are getting smarter.

Electronic communications have long been dogged by a technique called “spear-phishing”, where cybercriminals target an individual using personal information about them. Now “CEO scamming” has quickly turned into a billion-dollar lin …

The Tax Office's FBT hot spots

With the current Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ending on 31 March, we look at the key hot spots announced by the Australian Tax Office for employers and employees. …

Payroll reporting: a touchy subject

If you are an employer, the way you report payments - such as salaries and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation - is changing. …

Market Update | February 2018

We thought it timely to provide a quick update given the recent falls in global share markets and the associated explosion of media attention over the past week or so. …

Government’s not so Happy New Year: legislation hangovers

In 2017, the Government flagged and publicised plenty of changes to the tax and superannuation system, but how many of them have actually been passed by Parliament and made into law? …

Hosting Christmas parties. What you can claim.

The festive season is in full swing and if you are an employer you may be about to host – or you may already have hosted – a Christmas party for staff to celebrate the year’s achievements. If so, it is a good idea to know about your …

A life cut short. Lives changed forever.

This is not our story. It’s the real-life story about the clients of an interstate advisor. It’s a story that is both tragic and confronting, but a story that clearly demonstrates the importance of having a Will and financial instru …

The new super

The start of the 2017-2018 financial year heralded a number of significant changes to superannuation, yet there’s still a lot of confusion around what it all means. Here we dissect some of the key changes and help with a few suggest …

Business Start-Up Checklist

So you’ve got this great idea and you want to take the leap into starting your own business. Well there’s a lot to think about before you’re open for business. Planning, skills, resources, time – and a little luck – are all important. …