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11 12 2018

Changes To Tax Laws Make Division 7A Loans A Poisoned Apple For Many

Division 7A is an integrity rule that is designed to prevent shareholders from using private company profits without paying tax at their marginal tax rates.

21 11 2018

Food and Beverage Industry Overview: Food for Thought

Given the recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity and overall level of buoyancy in the Australian Food Manufacturing and Distribution sector, we have reviewed the overall sector since January 2017 including sector performance, key M&A transactions and key IPOs.

15 11 2018

Avoid Excess GST Withholding Being Tied Up with the ATO – Get the GST Withholding Right

Get the details wrong on your contract and associated documentation, and you could see excess GST being withheld and remitted to the ATO by the purchaser, leaving an unnecessary lag in cashflow.

06 11 2018

Why Whistleblowing Should Be Encouraged in The Workplace

A Whistleblower Hotline provides a discreet method for the whistleblower to seek assistance which can ensure your business maintains its integrity and reputation.

06 11 2018

Cyber Security - Are You In The Dark?

The unfortunate reality is that in a world where businesses and people are constantly connected and online through computers and mobile devices, there are greater risks arising and opportunities for the hackers.

06 11 2018

ASX Interview with James Gerraty

“One of our most important responsibilities is to take action if we think the market is not informed. We have an obligation under our licence to make sure the market is fair and transparent. From that, we have to take action if the market shows key changes which cannot be immediately explained.”

06 11 2018

AASB 16 Leases - Assess The Financial Impact Now

The initial market analysis suggests that the way Leases are currently structured, may drastically change, given the impact on key metrics such as increasing Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA).

06 11 2018

AASB 15 Revenue – Time to Act is (Almost!) Over

The mood following the on-going Royal Commission into misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, suggests that ASIC may be prepared to take punitive legal action where there is non-compliance with the law and that includes accounting standards.

19 10 2018

Do you “really” know who you are doing business with?

Due diligence is critical in today’s business environment as the level of public scrutiny continues to grow. At PKF Integrity, our business intelligence offering is designed to provide our clients with the necessary information to minimise the risks associated with a variety of commercial transactions; including mergers and acquisitions, appointment of channel partners, procurement and/or pre-approval of contractors, appointment of senior executives and more.

16 10 2018

The Pool Available for Crowdfunding Just Got Bigger

From early October, Australian private companies with an annual turnover or gross assets of up to $25 million will be able to offer shares to everyday investors via an ASIC-licensed crowdfunding platform and raise up to $5 million a year.

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