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21
Jul

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.

21
Jul

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.

30
Jun

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.

22
Jun

Year End Housekeeping: Individuals

As we approach 30 June, it is time to turn your attention to those year end housekeeping matters.  While there is usually a rush to deal with these matters during June, a more strategic and efficient approach is to incorporate these matters into an overall plan for your family matters...

22
Jun

NSW Stamp Duty Changes Ahead

The NSW government has announced a number of changes affecting stamp duty as part of the state budget.  Applying from 1 July 2016, the changes are proposed to help businesses grow by abolishing more than $400 million a year in business tax.

22
Jun

Year End Housekeeping: Business

While there is often a rush to deal with year end housekeeping during June, a more strategic and efficient approach is to incorporate these matters into your regular accounting and business processes, which can also produce tax savings.