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Biggest contributors of technology go cap in hand

20 Feb 2016

Earlier this week, Federal Treasury announced proposed tax incentives to stimulate business innovation in our technology sector.

New reporting standards for multinational companies

19 Feb 2016

Legislation on new standards for transfer pricing documentation and Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting was released by the Government which will impact many Australian companies. 

Investor loans face major capital increase

19 Feb 2016

In December 2015 the Basel Committee released its second consultation paper on the standardised approach to credit risk, proposing substantially higher capital requirements on investment loans.

The latest in fringe benefits tax

16 Feb 2016

A summary of the latest on fringe benefits tax covering credit card loyalty programs, FBT end-of-year considerations, and new entertainment caps for Not-For-Profits from 1 April 2016.

Non-family executives and the role of professional managers

16 Feb 2016

The ever-increasing competitive demands of the business environment and divergent interests of next generation family members often result in family businesses turning to non-family executives to fill key leadership roles, such as that of the Chief Executive Officer and other strategic positions.

Case study: Dealing with uncertainty

16 Feb 2016

Businesses today have access to an unprecedented raft of data and information on which to base decisions. Increasingly, however, this is complicating rather than clarifying matters for clients who want to grow their business.

Australian Clubs

16 Feb 2016

Clubs appear to prosper across Australian towns and cities, but operating a successful one isn’t easy. Gone are the days when selling a cold beer to members after a round of golf was enough. Competition is fierce and developing the right strategy to attract and retain patronage is a constant challenge. With external factors outside an operator’s control, managers must focus on exploiting the business’s strengths while mitigating operational weaknesses and seizing all available opportunities.

AFS Licensees facing significant new obligations

12 Feb 2016

In late 2015, ASIC released its consultation paper on proposed guidance for Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) holders concerning client review and remediation programs. The guidance sets out the key principles against which ASIC will assess such programs.

Fraud and corruption trends in the Australian property market

11 Feb 2016

Last year saw heightened public awareness regarding fraud and corruption and its impact on the Australian property market. The most significant risk was, and remains, the investment of foreign proceeds of crime in Australian property.

New reporting obligations for multinational companies

11 Feb 2016

The introduction of Tax Law Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015 (MAAL) casts the spotlight onto corporate activity that encourages the reduction of tax in Australia through the manipulation of profits, devising of profit shifting schemes and tax manipulation regimes.