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8
Sep

2014 Federal Budget - Where Are We Now?

The 2014/15 Federal Budget handed down a number of months ago received a mixed reaction amongst commentators and was less popular with sections of the voting public. 

8
Sep

Cloud Accounting II

In the last edition of our newsletter, we outlined the benefits of utilising a cloud accounting package (“CAP”).  Broadly, a CAP allows businesses access to timely information from any internet enabled device to aid in a financial decision making process.

12
Aug

Breakfast of Champions

On Wednesday 6 August, ESV hosted an exclusive group of business owners for a Maccabi NSW Breakfast of Champions.

7
Aug

Succession Planning for your SMSF

When reviewing Estate Planning matters, such as your Will, Power of Attorney and Health Directives, it is important to also consider a succession plan for your SMSF.  While SMSFs often comprise a significant amount of a person’s overall assets, many people overlook this crucial step in their Estate Planning.

7
Aug

The Estate Tax Trap: Sting in the Tail for a US Passport Holder

Should you have a US passport, or have a spouse or family member who does, then your net wealth may be subject to US Estate and Gift tax.  This tax can spell financial disaster for citizens and non-citizens alike as the tax is as high as 40% of your asset...

7
Aug

Cloud Accounting

Between email correspondence, internet banking and social media interactions, many aspects of our lives are becoming more and more dependent on internet based technologies.