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13
Feb

Medical Specialists - Beware The Company Trap

Over many years of working with medical specialists, I am often surprised by how many doctors commence private practice using a company, rather than establish themselves as a sole trader.  While there are some attracting reasons for incorporating your private practice, there are a number of drawbacks to be aware of.

13
Feb

Discretionary Trusts – Corporate Trustee vs Individual Trustee

Discretionary trusts, often referred to as family trusts, are a common structure to build and to protect family wealth. Primarily they are utilised for their asset protection benefits as well as being able to make discretionary appointments of trust income, depending on the needs of the beneficiaries.

13
Feb

Considerations For The FBT Year End

With the end of the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year approaching in March, it is important to be aware of a number of key considerations to help you complete your FBT return.

8
Dec

FBT and Christmas Parties

Christmas parties aren’t all fun and joy, with the ATO requiring you to consider the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) implications of such events.  The two main methods for determining the FBT cost are the 50/50 and actual methods.  Note the same methodology must be used for meal entertainment benefits throughout...

8
Dec

Christmas Parties and HR

Throughout the festive season, many of you will have organised office parties, functions with clients and other events to celebrate the year coming to an end.  Whether the event is onsite at your workplace or booked for a function centre, social functions like these are considered to be work related. ...

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