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25
Feb

Accounting and Financial Reporting Update 2015

On Thursday 19 February, ESV held its annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Update Breakfast event.  ESV has run this event for a number of years, as part of our mission to keep our clients informed and up to date on the latest accounting and business news.

5
Feb

SMSF’s and Related Party Loans – the Saga Continues

The issue of related party loans to SMSF’s has been a hot topic over the last few years with the ATO expressing differing views through various mediums. 

5
Feb

Promises Revisited (And Maybe Leaders)

In a recent speech Prime Minister Tony Abbott highlighted a range of issues that have been impacting Australia over the last year, as well as outlining his plan for the future.  As part of this speech changes to previously announced policies were made, which could have significant impact on Australian businesses.

5
Feb

Bitcoin and GST – Double Taxation?

With the growing acceptance of Bitcoin in Australia and around the globe, the ATO released a final ruling in December 2014 regarding the taxation treatment of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.

5
Feb

Should you fire the bottom 10%?

Former CEO of GE Jack Welch’s famous policy of firing the bottom 10% of employees was intended to optimize human resources.  But are there better ways to ensure your workforce is optimized?

19
Jan

SMSF Investment Strategy Considerations

If your SMSF holds indivisible assets, you may encounter certain issues in the instance of death or a member leaving the SMSF.  In particular, issues may arise if the SMSF holds indivisible assets in the form of a property where a family business is run from.

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