Superstream deadline looming for small business

SuperStream is a Government reform aimed at improving the efficiency of the superannuation system. Under SuperStream, employers must make super contributions on behalf of their employees by submitting payments electronically in a consistent and simplified manner. Read more

AFS Tax update

Tax Update – April 2016

Small business restructures made easier

The Government has made changes to the tax law to provide tax relief for small businesses that restructure. The tax law changes provide an optional rollover for small business owners who change the legal structure of their business on the transfer of business assets from one entity to another. Read more

Who has access to your files?

Computers and smart phones continue to dominate many of our lives and even the once humble bookkeeping package has grown up from an electronic shoebox. Read more

AFS Tax update

Tax Update – March 2016

Small businesses restructure tax relief

Small businesses are important to the Australian economy, as they facilitate growth and innovation. As a small business develops over time, however, it’s initial legal structure may no longer be suitable for the business. Read more

Client Update – February 2016

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Eliza’s Heroes

Our cover story this issue tells the story of young Eliza and how Righteous Pups will change her life for the better. Eliza’s Heroes are a group of community-minded people who have trained for months to take on the Bendigo Braves at 2pm on Saturday 19 March 2016 at the Bendigo Stadium. Read more

AFS Tax update

Tax Update – February 2016

Single Touch Payroll pilot and tax offset proposed

mouse clickThe Government is looking to cut red tape for employers by simplifying tax and superannuation reporting obligations through its initiative called Single Touch Payroll (STP). Read more

Client Update – December 2015

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Making a difference in the long run

The cover story features our recent Corporate Cup win with 125 entrants in the 2015 Bendigo Bank fun run. We’re proud to part of this fantastic event, supporting rehabilitation services at Bendigo Health this year.

Laptop and tablets2016 Small Business Support

We are also preparing for a series of small business workshops in 2016 and we would appreciate your input via this quick survey.

 

Also in this issue:

  • Unbundling phone and internet expense claims for work purposes
  • Australian Tax Office ‘certainty’ letters
  • SMSF borrowing ban recommendation
  • Proposed fringe benefit tax (FBT) changes  – Car expenses and FBT concessions on entertainment
  • Unsolicited ATO phone calls  – look out for friends, neighbours and those more vulnerable in the community
  • Giving Cash for Christmas – Tax implications on the gift of cash from Venture Financial Advisers

We hope you find this issue informative, should you wish to investigate any of these matters, we encourage you to contact our office.

Company Director reforms

The announcement this week about reforms to Australia’s insolvency laws is a major win for the economy and directors; the proposals announced are a positive first step in achieving a much needed overhaul of Australia’s outdated director liability framework. Read more

AFS Tax update

Tax Update – December 2015

CGT roll-over for small business restructures

The Government has released draft legislation that proposes to provide roll-over relief for small businesses that change their legal structure. Read more

Australian Jobs – 2015 publication

Jobs 2015The 2015 Australian Jobs publication presents an overview of the labour market to meet the need for industry, occupation and location information for a range of users. Read more