NEWS

Getting your Business “Sale Ready”

We talk to lots of business owners everyday and in almost every case their motivations are similar. They want to: grow the value of their business so that they can sell it for a sizable capital gain;or reduce their involvement in the business, run it under management...

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Personal services income: An overview

It is not uncommon for professional people who provide services to set up a separate entity to run their business, be it a trust, partnership or incorporated company. The allure of course is the lower tax rate that these can secure, rather than at the top marginal tax...

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Crowdfunding and tax

Not so many years ago, the concept of raising funds via crowdfunding would more likely be seen as a way to fund community-based, local-issue or “help-your-neighbour” initiatives. But increasingly these days crowdfunding is viewed as a viable source of seed capital,...

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Making sense of the PPSA

If you know anything about the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA), you’ll certainly know it is complex. Simon Read, founder of PPSAdvisory, is going to help us unravel the mystery of the PPSA and detail why it’s so critical you appreciate its application for your...

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Claiming self-education expenses

  The value of a good education is widely accepted, and it is a common experience over one’s working lifetime to find that further learning is required along the path of one’s chosen career. Changing technology and evolving workplaces means that at some stage in every...

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Are you Division 7A compliant?

Division 7A is an integrity measure that was designed to prevent companies from making tax-free distributions to shareholders or their associates. This can occur where distributions of profit are disguised as loans or other transactions. This effectively allows the...

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