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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...

4
May

2016 Federal Budget Retirement Account Balance Cap

The budget handed down on 3 May 2016 included a number of unexpected changes in relation to the superannuation regime.  The most prominent was the introduction, with effect from 1 July 2017, of a cap of $1.6 million for an individual to hold in a tax-free retirement phase.

29
Apr

Whether To Stick Or Twist? The New MIT Regime

The new regime for taxing Managed Investment Trusts (“MIT”) comes into effect for income years commencing on or after 1 July 2016 (with the ability to opt-in from 1 July 2015).    The new MIT regime is optional with the MIT’s that adopt it being classed as an Attribution Managed Investment...