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23
Nov

Navigating the Festive Season

As Christmas draws closer, so too do the workplace Christmas Parties and end of year celebrations.  Whether the event is onsite at your workplace or booked for a function centre, social functions like these are considered to be work related.  Consequently, there are potential legal repercussions and pitfalls employers (and...

23
Nov

Annual Australian Property Funds Industry Forum

ESV partners recently attended the annual Australian Property Funds Industry Forum, which was held by Core Property Research in Noosa between the 15th and 17th of October 2017. This marks our fourth year of sponsorship of the event, and the first year it has been run by new organisers, Core Property Research.

22
Nov

ESV recognised in AFR and Chartered Accountants ANZ top 100 survey

ESV Accounting & Business Advisors is delighted to have been ranked 39th in the AFR and Chartered Accountants ANZ top 100 survey released today 22 November, 2017. We have had another standout year with measured organic growth in our fee income, reflecting the increasing strength of our brand and value in the...

24
Oct

New notification requirements under the privacy act

The Privacy Amendment Act 2017, for Notifiable Data Breaches, was introduced early this year as an amendment to the Privacy Act of 1988, which will see mandatory ‘eligible data breach’ notification requirements for entities regulated by the Privacy Act.

24
Oct

Clarification regarding Tax cuts for Passive Investors

As previously foreshadowed, the Government has released  Exposure Draft legislation proposing to ensure that corporate tax entities with predominantly passive income (such as rent, dividends, interest and capital gains) cannot access the lower corporate tax rate of 27.5%.

24
Oct

Food/Drink and GST – 17 years on and it is not simpler!

When GST was first introduced (in 2000) it was sold as making everything simpler. However, for those who can remember John Hewson and the birthday cake it is anything but. We look at two common food/drink items commonly served at café’s and food courts all over Australia that could be...