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On our news page, you will find the latest financial news, valuable insights and new ideas, tips and tricks we've learnt over the years and other helpful educational pieces.

Taxation

Undisclosed offshore income and assets? It’s time to get some advice.

By Brett Schmidt
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is the latest weapon available to global tax authorities in their fight against international tax evasion...

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MGD announces leadership appointment

Boutique Brisbane-based financial services firm MGD has announced the appointment of Senior Client Adviser, Stanley Feng, to the partnership of the firm, effective immediately.

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ATO car claims crackdown

By Ling Dias
As 30 June approaches, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is making it clear that they will be keeping a close eye on work-related car expenses as part of a broader focus on work-related expenses. This article serves as a reminder to taxpayers about what they can and cannot claim for when tax time comes to ensure no penalties are applied for failing to take reasonable care.

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Federal Budget 2018 – Taxation

Mr Scott Morrison, the Federal Treasurer, handed down his third Budget on 8 May 2018. Mr Morrison said the Budget is focused on further strengthening the economy to “guarantee the essentials Australians rely on” and “responsibly repair the budget”. The tax highlights include...

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Tax and super planning for end of financial year

With 30 June 2018 rapidly approaching, now is the time to review your financial position and consider any tax or super strategies that could boost your retirement savings, maximise Government entitlements, avoid potential penalties and ultimately, reduce your tax payable.

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10 super and tax planning tips for end of financial year

By Renee Black
Here we share ten superannuation and taxation planning strategies you may want to consider in order to boost your retirement savings, maximise Government entitlements, avoid potential penalties and ultimately, reduce your tax payable before end of financial year.

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Federal Budget 2017 – Taxation

Key business and personal tax points to note from the Federal Budget 2017 announcement, including an extension to the $20,000 instant asset write-off for small business...

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7 ways to kickstart 2017 – and make it your best financial year yet

By John Barton
If there is one thing 2016 taught us, it is that peace of mind is a valuable thing. We are both excited and hopeful for the year to come and have shared 7 tips to help make 2017 your best financial year yet and to help you achieve peace of mind for the year to come, regardless of what events unfold this year.

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Taxation & Superannuation Planning for Year End 2015-16

With 30 June 2016 rapidly approaching, now is the time to review your financial position and consider any superannuation and tax-effective strategies that might be appropriate for you.

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Federal Budget 2016

Two major factors necessarily limited Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull in their first crack at a Federal Budget – our relatively fragile economy, as evidenced by yesterday’s RBA announcement, and the fact that an election will be called within days.

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Federal Budget 2016: taxation

Key points on taxation from the Federal Budget 2016 announcement, including personal income tax relief, an increase in the small business turnover threshold and a reduction in the company tax rate...

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Moving to, investing in and doing business in Australia for the wealthy

Australia continues to develop its taxation and migration laws to attract wealthy foreign citizens to invest in and to live in Australia. Although moving to or investing in Australia can be attractive, expert advice should be obtained to ensure compliance with Australian regulations.

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Senator: unfair to change super tax policy

Well-respected Liberal National Senator Matthew Canavan has today featured in SMSF Adviser responding to speculated changes to superannuation taxation policy. Senator Canavan said it would be unfair to change the tax arrangements for people’s superannuation balances (or their earnings) as many people have contributed to their fund for many years.

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ATO taxes Chinese citizen on cash transferred to Australia….a timely reminder for immigrants

Case study: ATO taxes citizen on overseas cash transfers made to Australia after he moved here.

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ATO widens audit scope on distribution of profits from professional service firms

ATO audit risk assessment factors for application in 2014–15 and beyond for remuneration of principal practitioners.

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