Regulating crowdfunding

On 29 September, 2017 crowdfunding came of age in Australia. That was the day the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) introduced a new crowd sourced funding (CSF) regime modelled on those already operating in the US, UK, New Zealand and Singapore. Read more

Uber in Bendigo

Uber – ride sharing or running a business?

After months of discussion, Uber has launched its ride sourcing service in Bendigo. While it may seem a simple way to earn some extra cash, it is important to understand the tax implications of running a ride sourcing business. If you ignore your registration and tax compliance obligations, it is likely that the ATO won’t! Read more

Client Update – October 2017

October is here after the welcomed sunshine of September and all the signs point to a hot summer. Things are also beginning to heat up on the global interest rate front. Read our latest economic summary in our October Client Update. Read more

Tax Alert September 2017

Following the flurry of new tax rates and super changes that commenced on 1 July 2017, the ATO has moved back into more traditional territory with its announcements in the new financial year.

Here’s a roundup of what’s new in the tax world:  Read more

Employee or contractor? What’s the difference?

Correctly working out whether you are hiring an employee or simply engaging an independent contractor isn’t always straightforward and getting it wrong can be costly. Read more

Tax relief for Victorian employers

As of 1 July 2017, employers in regional Victoria will now be eligible to receive a 25% cut to payroll tax rates.

The rate has been reduced from 4.85% to 3.65%, making it the second lowest rate in the country behind South Australia. Read more

Client Update – June 2017

As the days get shorter and we settle into the cooler months, the end of the financial year rolls around very quickly.

We have been recognised as an industry leader in the Acuity magazine, the national journal for Australian and New Zealand Chartered Accountants on topics surrounding team culture and the Federal Budget. To read any of the articles click here. Read more

Tax alert June 2017

Major changes to the rules applying to both superannuation (super) and business tax come into force on 1 July 2017, so taxpayers need to ensure they are prepared for the new regime. Here’s a roundup of the key tax changes: Read more

Tax tips for 30 June

When you file your company tax return this year, you can be guaranteed one bit of good news – the corporate tax rate has dropped from 28.5% to 27.5% for businesses with turnover of less than $10 million. Read more

Taking care of business when disaster strikes

When Cyclone Debbie swept across Queensland and Northern NSW in March 2017, the damage to homes, farms and businesses ran into the billions. While the initial focus has been on the damage to buildings, crops and infrastructure, business owners also face a loss of income until repairs are complete and they can resume normal trade. Read more