Year: 2014

Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA)

The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) commenced 2 years ago, but many businesses are still not sure about how to Read More

Newsletter: December 2014

Project DO IT nearing end, taxman focus on non-disclosure The ATO has responded to fears expressed by some taxpayers that Read More

Privacy Legislation (2013) and individual credit rating

Australia’s privacy legislation rewrite in 2013 will allow credit providers to view a lot more information about individual credit behaviour. Read More

Newsletter: November 2014

Offshore income tax “amnesty” nearing its end The deadline to take advantage of the ATO’s initiative to allow eligible taxpayers Read More

ATO urges trustees to be SuperStream-ready

The ATO reminded SMSF trustees that from 1 July this year, employers with 20 or more employees will start using Read More

SMF retirement adequacy

A research paper from Accurium, formerly Bendzulla Actuarial, analysing data from 60,000 SMSFs in Australia indicates most SMSF members “stand Read More

Newsletter: October 2014

Mining tax gone but watch for associated tax changes The mining tax has been repealed. However, in order to pass Read More

Marriage or relationship breakdown – dividends and deemed dividends

This fact sheet, available on the ATO website, discusses when an amount is taxed as a dividend or a deemed Read More

Newsletter: September 2014

Share transfer to family partnership ineffective A husband and wife have been unsuccessful before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in Read More

Fair Trading sends clear message to real estate agents

NSW Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox has released the results of NSW Fair Trading’s recent compliance audit targeting the trust Read More

Coming to Australia

Tax in Australia – what you need to know Online videos available through the Australian Taxation Office website about Read More

Newsletter: August 2014

Budget Levy from 1 July 2014 The Government’s Temporary Budget Repair Levy is now law. The levy is be payable Read More