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

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

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