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29 09 2016

Key Outcomes from Corporate Finance Asia Pacific Working Group

There is nothing better to facilitate cross border activity or transactions than having a strong working relationship with advisors within our network who represent acquisitive clients in similar sectors as that of our local clients.

23 09 2016

Are you withholding the right amount?

During the May 2016 budget the Government announced a $7,000 increase in the upper threshold for the 32.5% marginal tax bracket from $80,000 to $87,000 effective starting the 2016-17 Financial Year.

23 09 2016

Better safe than sorry

The Personal Property Securities Register (“PPSR”) offers a low cost way of protecting assets in insolvency. The cost to register a security interest is minimal - $6.80 – whereas failing to register a security interest could cost millions of dollars.

23 09 2016

Changes in R & D tax incentive - What it means for you

On 16th September 2016 the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 received Royal Assent. The bill contains taxation and other pronouncements which also includes a change to Research and Development (R & D) Tax Incentive rates.

23 09 2016

Brangelina no more

As Brad Pitt moves out of the Hollywood Hills mansion and Madame Tussauds separate Jolie from Pitt at the London Wax Museum, the same is echoed in many Australian families.

23 09 2016

Are you the driver in your business or a passenger?

Do you work hard every day? Long hours? Not enough time? Wondering if you are making money or getting ahead.

23 09 2016

Are you clear on what non-concessional contributions you can make?

With the Government abandoning its policy to introduce a $500,000 lifetime cap for non-concessional contributions are you clear on what non-concessional contributions you can make to superannuation now?

16 09 2016

How financially fit are you?

You don’t need to be able to lift heavy weights or run a marathon to be fit. It’s about what your personal goals and desires are.

16 09 2016

Further alteration to proposed super changes

Today we have had the Government announce further alterations to the proposed superannuation changes off the back of extensive resistance to some of the proposed measures.

16 09 2016

Superannuation proposal scrapped

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has today announced that the $500,000 life time contributions cap proposed in the Federal Budget has been scrapped.

14 09 2016

Some good news from a bankruptcy!

I recently had the rare pleasure of surprising a bankrupt with a cheque for more than $50,000 being a surplus in her estate after paying her creditors in full.

12 09 2016

Managing home office costs

Working from home offers a plethora of lifestyle benefits. Being cognisant of tax benefits and implications will ensure a smooth transition.

09 09 2016

Cash is Narcos

Trending now on social media is the recent release of season two of Narcos. If you have been living under a rock, Narcos portrays the story of Pablo Escobar – an infamous criminal made legendary for his ruthlessness and brilliance in what he did.

08 09 2016

How to marry for money

The word ‘fiancé’ and the word ‘finance’ are very similar. Apart from an additional letter, they’re basically identical words, and rightly so, because before you walk down the aisle with someone it’s a very good idea that you are on the same page financially.

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