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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.

9
Mar

Fringe Benefits Tax – The Minor Benefits Exemption

The Fringe Benefits Tax ("FBT") year concludes on 31 March 2015 and with that comes the annual compliance obligation of filing the FBT return. Broadly, any non-cash benefit provided to an employee in respect of their employment could fall within the scope of FBT and as such, being aware of...

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.