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30
May

Federal Budget: Division 7A Changes Resurface

As part of the 2016 Federal Budget the government made a simple announcement that it intends to make a number of “targeted” changes to the rules concerning Division 7A.  Division 7A seeks to prevent private companies from making tax-free distributions of profits to shareholders.

30
May

Superannuation For Foreign Expatriates Working in Australia

All Australian employers are obligated to contribute superannuation equivalent to 9.5% of the gross wages paid to each employee to the relevant employee’s complying superannuation fund.  This includes foreign expatriates working in Australia, however, certain exemptions may apply meaning the mandatory 9.5% superannuation contributions are not required for qualifying expatriates.

5
May

How To Exceed Beyond Expectations – ESV Business Owners Event with Ita Buttrose AO OBE

On Wednesday 27 April ESV held our first Business Owners Event for the year with legendary Australian journalist, media trailblazer and businesswoman, Ita Buttrose.

4
May

Budget Brief: Superannuation

The changes to Superannuation have been wide ranging and have been focused on those with high incomes seeking to put money into superannuation or those with high balances within superannuation.  The view taken by the Government is that the Superannuation regime has been used to generate and accumulate wealth over...

4
May

Budget Brief: Personal Taxation

The budget has largely left the personal taxation regime alone providing an effective reduction in tax by retaining some already announced changes (repeal of the temporary budget repair levy from 1 July 2017).

4
May

Budget Brief: Business

There have been a large number of changes and announcements in relation to the general business environment.  A large number of the changes are focused on driving jobs and growth through small business.  The other changes are generally focused on areas where the Government believe tax reform is required to...

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