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Who’d want to be an accountant?

For most of you, you’ve asked yourself this very question more than once – especially when you’re reading a pay slip or looking over your business numbers!

Fringe Benefits Tax & What it Means for Your Business

The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ended 31 March 2019. It is now time for businesses to determine if they have an FBT exposure and if so start to collate the relevant information to complete an FBT return for the 2019 year.

Single Touch Payroll

You may have heard the term Single Touch Payroll (STP) being used recently. Well It’s important to know that STP is not only for employers with over 20 employees. On Tuesday the 12th of February 2019, parliament passed a bill to officially i

The Taxable Payments Annual Report

If you’re in the building and construction industry, you need to loge the taxable payments report on an annual basis. The taxable payment annual report notifies the ATO about payments you have made to contractors that have provided services during the

Health and Wealth - Partners in Prosperity

As the end of the financial year approaches many of us will reflect on the state of our finances and assets. We will consider the state of the economy, investment performance over the past 12 months and make plans for the year ahead...

Property and SMSF's

Directly held property makes up approximately 19% of all SMSF assets, indicating that many SMSF trustees consider it’s an important and significant part of a diversified portfolio.

FBT 2018 - What it means for you

Yes that right, its FBT time again. With the FBT year ended 31 March 2018 it is time to make sure that you have you records in order.

What does this mean for you?

Valuation Guidelines for SMSF's

The changes to superannuation announced in the 2016 Federal Budget have been passed by Parliament with the majority of reforms taking effect on 1 July 2017. The most significant changes include t

Knowing your Numbers

For the last 15 years I have been working with business owners to help them grow, adapt and succeed.

Having given advice to a vast number of private family businesses across a variety of industries, I have come to realise that most business own

Xero Security

Data security is an industry-wide issue and it is Xero’s number one priority. See how you can improve the security on your Xero file by reading more. 

Free Xero Training

How would you like a little Xero refresher, or just in need of some training support? For the month of June 2017 Hailston + Co is offering free Xero training sessions [that’s a saving of $395].

Wollongong Expansion

Hailston + Co is pleased to announce the opening of our second office at 2/280 Kiera Street, Wollongong on 22 May, 2017.

Transition to retirement pensions - back to their true purpose

The changes to superannuation announced in the 2016 Federal Budget have been passed by Parliament. Amongst the changes was legislation which will remove tax concessions for transition to retirement pensions (TTRs) and bring them closer to their purpose

2017 Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)

The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ended 31 March 2017. It is now time for businesses to determine if they have an FBT exposure and if so start to collate the relevant information in order to complete an FBT return for the year.

SMSF early engagement and voluntary disclosure service

The ATO is encouraging trustees of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds [SMSFs] that have contravened the SIS provisions to disclose them to the ATO via its ‘SMSF early engagement and voluntary disclosure service’, which may mean the ATO will apply a ‘lig

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