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Family Trust Elections

95 | Family Trust Elections

Family trust elections play an important role but are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Paul Mackenroth of Cleary Hoare in Brisbane will tell you more.

CGT Rollovers When Restructuring

78 | CGT Rollover

A CGT rollover might be a great option when you can't get your hands onto a small business CGT concession. Here is Adrian Bailey of Cleary Hoare with the details.

Government grants

77 | Government Grants

Government grants can help our clients to prosper and survive. They can save our client's cash flow position. Here is Stuart Smith of Vebiz with the details.

74 | Small Business CGT Concessions

The small business CGT concessions are one of the most generous tax concessions in Australia. Adrian Bailey of Cleary Hoare will guide you through the details.

Basic Conditions When Selling Shares or Units

71 | New Basic Conditions When Selling Shares or Units

The basic conditions for small business CGT concessions have tightened. Adrian Bailey of Cleary Hoare will walk you through the changes.

59 | Register as a Tax Practitioner

How does one register as a tax practitioner? Here is Ian Taylor, the Chair of the TPB to walk you through the process.

Div 7a Payments

51 | Div 7A Payments

Div 7A payments can turn into an expensive exercise. Including transfer or provision of company assets. Peter Adams of Augmentor will tell you what this is all about. 

Div 7A loans

50 | Div 7A Loans

You could summarise the basic concept of Div 7A loans in one sentence. But there is a lot more to it.  As Peter Adams of Augmentors will tell you.

How To Buy an Accounting Practice

48 | How To Buy an Accounting Practice

At the very start it sounds easy. You just go and buy what you need. But it isn't easy.  Steven Fine of Growth Focus will walk you through the process.

Offshoring to the Philippines

44 | Offshoring to the Philippines

Offshoring has a negative connotation. But it doesn't have to be this way. Mike O'Hagan of Mike's Buiness Tours will show you the options you have.

How to sell my accounting practice

38 | How To Sell My Accounting Practice

If you want to sell your accounting practice, do you know how? Steven Fine of Growth Focus runs you through the process with valuable advice on the way.

35 | Improving the Small Business CGT Concessions ED

"Improving the Small Business CGT Concessions" is the title of a new exposure draft. Patrick Huang of Argyle Lawyers will walk you through the details.

R&D tax Incentive

34 | R&D Tax Incentive

The R&D Tax Incentive can help companies to survive and prosper. But how? Kevin O'Hara of Techwitty will walk you through the details.

Debt or Equity

32 | Debt or Equity

Is it debt or equity? Scott Treatt of Pitcher Partners will walk you through Div 974 that governs the classification of debt and equity.

The Panama Papers

30 | The Panama Papers

The Panama Papers were the scandal the world had to have. In this episode Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle in Sydney tells us how it happened and what it meant.

car parking fringe benefits

29 | Car Parking Fringe Benefits

Car parking can turn into a fringe benefit over time. Claire Thornett of WLF will tell you how, when and to what extent.

offshore tax havens

26 | Offshore Tax Havens

How do you set up shop in an offshore tax haven? Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle shows you what it takes and a few more things along the way.

NSW payroll tax exemptions and rebates

24 | NSW Payroll Tax Exemptions And Rebates

Payroll exemptions and rebates are not harmonised across Australia. Here are Andrew Fricot and Ankur Dhar of Revenue NSW with the details. 

23 | Insights of a Mortgage Broker

Mortgage brokering is a $344b industry right in front of us in the supply chain. Here is Jonathan Preston of Home Loan Experts with more insights.

 

Meal Entertainment

22 | Meal Entertainment Fringe Benefits

Meal entertainment is confusing. There are so many moving parts that it is easy to lose track. Claire Thornett of WLF in Hobart is here to take us out of this confusion.

Grouping Provisions

21 | Payroll Tax Grouping Provisions

The payroll tax grouping provisions play a huge role. Here are Andrew Fricot and Ankur Dhar of Revenue NSW with the ins and outs of grouping.

CFD

16 | What is a CFD?

CFDs are complicated. Jonathan Preston of HomeLoan Experts traded CFDs for quite a few years and will walk you through the ins and outs of CFD trading.

payroll tax contractor provisions

12 | Payroll Tax Contractor Provisions

Payments to contractors can be subject to payroll tax if paid under a 'relevant contract'. Andrew Fricot and Ankur Dhar of Revenue NSW will tell you more.

Bywater

8 | The Story Behind the Bywater Case

We have all heard of Bywater, but what actually happened? How was it set up? And how did the ATO find out about it? Here is Robert Campbell of McLeod Campbell & Associates with more.

Australia's tax residency rules

6 | Australia’s Tax Residency Rules are Broken

Something as fundamental as tax residency should result in a clear answer. But it doesn't. Too hard as Clint Harding of Arnold Block Leibler will argue. 

tax residency

5 | Tax Residency of Individuals & Companies

Tax residency is the gateway to the Australian taxation system. Robert Campbell of McLeod Campbell will walk you the ground rules around residency.

Payroll tax

1 | Payroll Tax

Most of Australia's payroll tax legislation is harmonised across Australia. Andrew Fricot and Ankur Dhar of Revenue NSW will show you.

Articles

Basic Conditions

37 | Basic Conditions for an Asset Sale

The basic conditions are the biggest hurdle to take before you can claim the small business CGT concessions. If you get over these, you are on the home run.
CGT discount

21 | 50% CGT Discount

The 50% CGT discount in Div 115 has saved millions of taxpayers billions of dollars since it was first introduced on 20 September 1985.
Net Capital Gain

20 | Net Capital Gain

Calculating your capital gain or loss is only the first part of the exercise. The second part is working out the amount of your net capital gain.
Tax evasion

16 | Tax Evasion

Tax evasion is a heavy word. Accuse somebody of tax evasion and you surely get their attention. But what is tax evasion?

1 | Commissioner’s Effective Life of Depreciable Assets for 2019

The Commissioner publishes a Taxation Ruling each year listing the effective life of depreciable assets. Here is a handy overview for small operators.