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

Why cloud accounting is good for business

Technology is revolutionising how accountants and businesses alike operate. The major driver of this change is cloud accounting. Cloud accounting allows a company to access their accounting records from an offsite provider via the internet, rather than

Tax lodgement and payment dates

The following dates highlight key superannuation related tax lodgement deadlines approaching in the next few months. The list of key dates is not comprehensive and is a guide only. Events or timelines may change. Unless otherwise stated, the due dates

Key considerations in choosing a business structure

When deciding on which structure would be most appropriate to operate your business venture, there are many commercial as well as tax issues you need to consider. Here are my ‘top’ issues to consider...

Congratulations Pestec Pty Ltd!

We are proud to congratulate one of our valued clients, Narellan-based termite specialist company, Pestec, for being announced the winner of both NSW and Australian Pest Manager of the Year 2015 at the industry awards dinner held on the Gold Coast on 1


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