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Tax alert: Backlog of tax measures – increased certainty for taxpayers in 2014

15 Dec 2013

Tax alert: Backlog of tax measures – increased certainty for taxpayers in 2014

Super hot spot: Super estate planning

11 Dec 2013

A recent Supreme Court case in WA highlights the need to carefully consider superannuation when estate planning and raises a number of key issues for consideration.

MySuper update

11 Dec 2013

From 1 January 2014, employers will be required to pay all Super Guarantee Contributions to a MySuper compliant fund where employees have not nominated their own fund, or for members of a default fund who have not made an investment choice.

Looking for lost and unclaimed super

11 Dec 2013

The ATO has made a commitment to helping reduce the number of lost and unclaimed super accounts in Australia. To assist in achieving this the ATO has recently enhanced its Superseeker services and introduced SuperMatch.

Raising the retirement age to 70

09 Dec 2013

The Productivity Commission has recently released its report An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future which has found that Australia is facing a major slowdown in its growth in national income per capita and productivity outlook at the same time that ageing will make major demands on government budgets.

Super hot spot: Super estate planning

09 Dec 2013

A recent Supreme Court case in WA highlights the need to carefully consider superannuation when estate planning and raises a number of key issues for consideration.

Tax alert: Coalition moves to abolish the mining tax & related tax concessions

02 Dec 2013

This week the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer announced the Government’s process to clear the bottleneck of announced but unlegislated tax and superannuation measures.

More certainty for business: Coalition Government’s tax and superannuation verdict

02 Dec 2013

This week the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer announced the Government’s process to clear the bottleneck of announced but unlegislated tax and superannuation measures.

Christmas 2013: The tax cost

02 Dec 2013

With the festive season almost upon us it is worth considering the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT), income tax and GST consequences of expenditure at this time of the year on Christmas parties and gifts.

Estate planning

02 Dec 2013

We could start with the old saying that there are two things in life that are certain: death and taxes. This may be true. You cannot control taxes, but you can have a say in what happens to your assets on your death.