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PKF Australia

Accountants and Business Advisers

Our Blogs

28 03 2018

Removal of the Main Residence Exemption for Foreign Residents

On 9th May 2017, the Australian Government announced a series of reforms to reduce pressure on housing affordability. The main change introduced was the removal of the main residence exemption for Australian Captain Gains Tax (CGT) purposes for foreign residents (both current and future).

27 03 2018

Market Update: Current state of play for the sale of your business

The general climate for divestment activity in Australia has been strong for some time. Despite recent jitters on the ASX, equity funding is readily available in a wide variety of forms for good quality opportunities and we have worked on a number of successful IPO’s in the last 12 – 18 months across several offices.

27 03 2018

Equity Crowdfunding: A welcome change for Australian businesses

Newly created or converted public companies making CSF offers will not have to comply with certain reporting, audit and AGM obligations that would usually apply to public companies, for up to five years.

14 03 2018

Poor Data Quality – Impediment or Opportunity?

Poor data quality is cited by so many businesses as the key reason that they don’t try to extract more value from their data. But is poor data quality really an impediment, or is it rather an indicator of a great opportunity for the business? Is your data glass half-full or half-empty?

14 03 2018

Investing versus speculating

The old adage that which grows slowly endures – that which grows quickly withers and dies can haunt the investor who buys into a ‘popular’ asset looking for a quick gain.

14 03 2018

Why we outsource

Offshore Outsourcing is not for everyone, but we have found it an excellent option for meeting the demands of changing technology and expectations. The opportunity for our team to experience a different country and culture first hand is a bonus.

14 03 2018

Growth opportunities expected to remain strong in 2018

Despite recent corrections the medium-term outlook for both the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and National Stock Exchange (NSX) continues to be positive. The long-term outlook remains strong and both equity capital markets continue to provide a good opportunity for companies to list.

14 03 2018

What are you doing to engage the next generation of leaders?

If you want to scale back your hours but retain your business, you’re going to need to identify, motivate and build up the next leader(s) – preferably someone who can take the business to a higher level.

14 03 2018

Bitcoin: What is it and can an SMSF invest in it?

Cryptocurrency is not specifically disallowed as an investment in a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF). If it is to be included as an investment in an SMSF there are many rules to contend with to not breach the superannuation laws (Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act (SIS Act)).

14 03 2018

Director Identification Numbers

The Australian Government is taking a further step towards improving the efficiency of Australian business and the accountability of directors running businesses by introducing unique identification numbers for directors.

14 03 2018

Time to get serious about dirty money

The Australian Government is turning the screw on criminals and the movement of dirty money, by stepping up its level of regulation over anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF).

13 03 2018

Utilising the $20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off

If you buy an asset to use for business purposes and it costs less than $20,000, you can immediately deduct the business portion of the cost in your tax return.

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