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Business Start-up

Business Start-up

A business in start-up should be an exciting time, not one of stress of the unknown.

Business Start-up
Grow your Business

Grow your Business

Do you want to grow your business? Are you looking to expand, increase revenue and grow your profits?

Grow your Business
Expand your Business

Expand your Business

Do you plan to expand your business into new locations? Perhaps you'd like to franchise, or take on licensees?

Expand your Business
Protect your Assets

Protect your Assets

As important as acquiring assets is the need to protect them.

Protect your Assets
Exit your Business

Exit your Business

Have you considered all the possible reasons why you might exit your business, and have you put a contingency plan in place for it?

Exit your Business
April 2013 Newsletter - Business

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Change of Tax Commissioner

There has been a change of Commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office. Read more

2013 Federal Election

With the early announcement of the 2013 federal election, the government will be forced to re-prioritise tax measures it may or may not choose to pursue over the coming months. Read more

Rules against Tax Avoidance

Following some decisions in cases going against the ATO, the Government has decided to tighten up the rules which target tax avoidance by taxpayers. Read more

In-house fringe benefits – FBT changes

In the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report released by the Government in late October 2012, the Government announced a change would be made to the FBT treatment of in-house fringe benefits provided through a salary sacrifice arrangement. Read more

Taxable Payments Reporting – Building and Construction Industry

As a reminder, the Taxable Payments Reporting System only affect participants in the Building and Construction Industry with an ABN and require certain payments made to contractors for certain building and construction services to be reported. Read more

Motor vehicle data matching program

The ATO has embarked on a "data matching" program where they will request and collect details of individuals or businesses that have acquired a vehicle with a transaction value of $10,000 or greater in the 2011-2012 and the 2012-2013 financial years from all the motor vehicle registries in all the States and Territories. Read more

Tax exemption for pension earnings

The Government released in February a draft regulation to provide certainty to the beneficiaries of deceased estates. Read more

Applying for a TFN at the Post Office

Australian residents aged 16 years and older are now able to apply for a tax file number online so long as they authenticate their "proof of identification" documents at participating Australia Post outlets. Read more

Self Managed Super Funds

There is lots of activity going on in relation to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF). More and more people are deciding to set up their own SMSFs. We highlight some of the current issues for SMSFs. Read more


SuperSeeker is a free, online search tool that shows you details of your superannuation accounts and can also be used to transfer your super online. Read more

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