Stake your claim at tax time

It's 2017-2018 FY tax time and that means a lot of people will be confused about what they can and can't claim as legitimate expenses on their tax returns. So as an industry leader in the area of tax and compliance, we thought we'd …

Self-Managed Super. Need to know.

If you’re a trustee of one of the approximately 577,000 self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) in Australia at the moment, there are some areas the Australian Tax Office wants you to pay particular attention to …

What small businesses must have. The top six.

Being an intelligent spender is crucial for small business owners. You have to watch every dollar in order to manage cash flow, pay staff (and yourself), and generally stay in business. But being cash-conscious shouldn't mean spendi …

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 …