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10
Oct

Changes To R&D Tax Incentive

On 16 September 2016 the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Act 2016 received Royal Assent.  This bill contained a number of tax pronouncements, including a reduction in Research and Development (R&D) tax incentive rates.

10
Oct

Things To Consider For SMSFs Buying Overseas Property

A key benefit of establishing and operating a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (“SMSF”) is the flexibility to acquire a wide range of assets, including the ability to acquire overseas property.  This can occur either by an outright purchase by the SMSF trustee or by borrowing using a limited recourse borrowing...

22
Sep

Disruptive Forces In Food And Hospitality: Insights From ESV’s Food Industry Roundtable

On Thursday 25 of August, ESV held its inaugural Food Industry Roundtable at the iconic Aqua Dining Room in North Sydney.  The exclusive breakfast forum assembled 20 of Australia’s leading food industry experts to discuss the big trends and disruptive forces impacting the food and hospitality industry today.

22
Sep

Company Tax Cut To Potentially Slash Value From Franking Credits

The Federal Budget released in May included a reduction in the company tax rate from 30 to 25 percent.  The tax cut will be phased in slowly over the next decade, commencing with a fall to 27.5% for small businesses (as determined by a turnover threshold). 

22
Sep

Important Changes To Stamp Duty And Land Tax Surcharges For Foreign Investors

Over the past year, many Australian states have seen an increase in surcharges for foreign investors.  The first round of foreign persons duty and land tax surcharges were introduced in the Victorian Government’s 2015 state budget.