A key benefit of establishing and operating a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (“SMSF”) is the flexibility to acquire a wide range of assets, including the ability to acquire overseas property. This can occur either by an outright purchase by the SMSF trustee or by borrowing using a limited recourse borrowing...
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On Thursday 25 of August, ESV held its inaugural Food Industry Roundtable at the iconic Aqua Dining Room in North Sydney. The exclusive breakfast forum assembled 20 of Australia’s leading food industry experts to discuss the big trends and disruptive forces impacting the food and hospitality industry today.
The Federal Budget released in May included a reduction in the company tax rate from 30 to 25 percent. The tax cut will be phased in slowly over the next decade, commencing with a fall to 27.5% for small businesses (as determined by a turnover threshold).
Over the past year, many Australian states have seen an increase in surcharges for foreign investors. The first round of foreign persons duty and land tax surcharges were introduced in the Victorian Government’s 2015 state budget.
The Turnbull Government recently announced a U-turn on its proposal to introduce a $500,000 lifetime non-concessional contributions cap on superannuation. In order to recover the cost of scrapping the lifetime cap, the Government has proposed a number of changes to its super package announced in the Federal Budget.