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13
Apr

Aged Care Reforms

With an ageing population in Australia, the Government is continuing with its reform measures to make the system “fairer” for its users.

13
Apr

Annual Leave Payments – Are You Underpaying Your Employees?

Two decisions handed down by the Federal Courts in the last few months could mean employers are underpaying their staff when it comes to annual leave.  The decisions sought to clarify confusion set out in the 2009 Fair Work Act regarding annual leave payments on termination and annual leave accrual...

13
Apr

FBT and Salary Packaging Arrangements

It is the end of the FBT year and as you are no doubt aware the FBT rate increased from 46.5% to 47%, which in turn impacts Type 1 and Type 2 gross-up rates. From 1 April 2015 the FBT rate will increase again to 49% in line with the...

18
Mar

The Road Less Travelled – Business Lessons from Tony Wheeler

On Wednesday the 11th of March, valued clients and guests of ESV were invited along to hear the remarkable business journey of Tony Wheeler at ESV’s first Business Owners Event for 2015.

9
Mar

Fixing The Budget – The Speculation Has Already Started

The 2015 Federal budget is fast approaching and the speculation is already starting as to what will be announced or changed.  Given that 2014’s measures have been watered down beyond recognition, abandoned or not yet legislated, leaving a bigger than expected gap in the budget, what will be announced and...

9
Mar

Touching On Internally Generated Intangibles

Last month ESV was privileged to have Carmen Ridley, a board member on the Australian Accounting Standards Board, present an overview of important recent industry changes at the ESV Accounting & Financial Reporting Update for 2015.