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Fringe Benefits Tax 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...


Pushing Boundaries for success in life and business - ESV Business Owners Series

On Thursday 16th November, ESV held our final Business Owners Event for 2017. Clients and guest had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from one of Australia’s greatest explorers, James Castrission.


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...


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.


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...


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.