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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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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.