Economics: Markets Hang On a Laundry List

Share markets continued to recover in March. The ASX200 rose by 4.1%, to 5082.8, its first monthly increase this year. This still left it down by 4% in the March quarter, the worst start to a calendar year since 2008. But the index is still up by 6.7% from where it was on 12 February, […]

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Last Minute Asset Protection: Not So Super

Last Minute Asset Protection: Not So Super Even when you operate your business through a company, you can, as a director, be personally liable for claims arising out of the company’s activities. The corporate shield has long been split asunder both by judge-made law and a myriad of statutes. So, apart from taking out insurance […]

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ATO Data Matching & Setting Sights on Airbnb

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has partnered with a range of external sources to create a series of data matching protocols that help to ensure people and businesses comply with their tax and superannuation obligations. Data matching involves the collection of data from various sources such as banks, employers, health funds, superannuation funds etc. and […]

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Changes to Employee Share Schemes

In June 2015, parliament passed the previously announced changes to the taxation of Employee Share Schemes (ESS). These amendments apply to employee equity offered on or after 1 July 2015 and will not apply to any employee equity issued prior to this date. One of the main purposes for the changes was to make it […]

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Strata Fundamentals – Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Strata living can be easy and relatively stress free – provided you have a functional Owners Corporation and a responsive and proactive strata managing agent. If you aren’t so lucky, you could be in for a rough ride. The best way to avoid and deal with strata nightmares is to understand how strata works, do […]

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Supercharge your Death Benefits

When it comes to estate planning, most clients know how important it is to have an up to date will. What a lot of clients don’t know is that their biggest asset may not be covered by the will. It used to be said that the family home was the biggest investment most people ever […]

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