News Articles

February 2017

13
Feb

Tax Changes To Target the Digital Economy

In recent times the government has proposed a number of reforms to bring the tax system in line with the way businesses now conduct operations and provide services to consumers as part of the digital economy.  As a result a number of changes to law have been enacted, with new...

13
Feb

Medical Specialists - Beware The Company Trap

Over many years of working with medical specialists, I am often surprised by how many doctors commence private practice using a company, rather than establish themselves as a sole trader.  While there are some attracting reasons for incorporating your private practice, there are a number of drawbacks to be aware of.

13
Feb

Discretionary Trusts – Corporate Trustee vs Individual Trustee

Discretionary trusts, often referred to as family trusts, are a common structure to build and to protect family wealth. Primarily they are utilised for their asset protection benefits as well as being able to make discretionary appointments of trust income, depending on the needs of the beneficiaries.

13
Feb

Considerations For The FBT Year End

With the end of the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year approaching in March, it is important to be aware of a number of key considerations to help you complete your FBT return.

23
Feb

Doing Business in China Seminar

Piper Alderman and ESV are pleased to be holding an exclusive Doing Business in China Seminar on Thursday 30 March.