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5
Feb

Promises Revisited (And Maybe Leaders)

In a recent speech Prime Minister Tony Abbott highlighted a range of issues that have been impacting Australia over the last year, as well as outlining his plan for the future.  As part of this speech changes to previously announced policies were made, which could have significant impact on Australian businesses.

5
Feb

Bitcoin and GST – Double Taxation?

With the growing acceptance of Bitcoin in Australia and around the globe, the ATO released a final ruling in December 2014 regarding the taxation treatment of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.

5
Feb

Should you fire the bottom 10%?

Former CEO of GE Jack Welch’s famous policy of firing the bottom 10% of employees was intended to optimize human resources.  But are there better ways to ensure your workforce is optimized?

19
Jan

SMSF Investment Strategy Considerations

If your SMSF holds indivisible assets, you may encounter certain issues in the instance of death or a member leaving the SMSF.  In particular, issues may arise if the SMSF holds indivisible assets in the form of a property where a family business is run from.

19
Jan

Employee Share Schemes – Back to the Future?

As you may be aware, the government announced that it was reforming certain aspects of the tax treatment of employee share schemes (ESS) from 1 July 2015.  There were a number of drivers behind the change including increasing entrepreneurship and reversing some of the changes implemented in 2009 – essentially...

19
Jan

Simplified Transfer Pricing – Has it really Arrived?

The ATO has released details of the criteria regarding the eligibility of taxpayers to elect for the Simplifying Transfer Pricing documentation.   The simplified options (and the compliance assurance) will be starting from 29 June 2013 for an initial period of 3 years.