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A Re-Cap On Small Business Depreciation Rules

The Small Business Simplified Depreciation (“SBSD”) rules allow small business entities (classified as having an aggregated annual turnover of less than $2 million) to simplify the way they approach depreciation on their business assets.  While the rules are nothing new, there are a number of important issues to be aware...


Budget Changes To End Wine Tax Exploitation

In the 2016 budget, the government announced much awaited reforms to the WET producer rebate.  This should be welcomed by the wine industry, especially smaller wine producers who have aggressively pushed for changes over the past two years.


Accounting For Medical Specialists – Deciding On A Practice Structure

Owning your own private practice means that you are not only a doctor, but also a small business owner.  One of the most important decisions you will have to make is deciding on a business structure for your practice.  The structure you choose will have implications for your business registration,...


New Legislation To Combat Anti-tax Avoidance By Multinational Enterprises

On 11 December 2015, parliament passed the Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015, dubbed ‘MAAL’ (Multi-national anti-avoidance law), which came into effect from 1 January 2016.


Changes To Private Ancillary Fund And Public Ancillary Fund Guidelines

The Australian Government has recently made amendments to both the Private Ancillary Fund Guidelines 2009 and Public Ancillary Fund Guidelines 2011. These amendments took effect from 5 May 2016 and set minimum standards for the governance and conduct of ancillary funds and their trustees.


Update – ESV Obtains Australian Financial Services License

Following legislation changes in relation to the provision of financial services advice, ESV has applied for and been granted an Australian Financial Services (AFS) license.

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