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Minimise the impact of business email compromise in six steps

03 Nov 2016

According to the FBI, business email compromise (BEC) scams have resulted in $2.3 billion in losses since October 2013. Over half of cyber attacks reported in Australia are a result of this kind of malicious email fraud. And the problem is getting worse: between 2015 and 2016 there has been a 20% increase in BEC incidents reported.

Australian business slow to act on international tax measures

26 Oct 2016

Despite heightened political and media scrutiny surrounding the tax affairs of Multinational Corporations (MNCs), Australian companies are yet to adjust their practices to better manage their international tax obligations.

FBT red tape reduction for car fleets

21 Oct 2016

If your organisation runs 20 or more cars that are used extensively for business purposes, you may be struggling to get a properly completed log book for each one, and either spending hours chasing them down or be left paying more Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) than you should.

The 10 things lenders and brokers need to know about interest-only home loans

18 Oct 2016

ASIC’s report 493 into interest-only home loans highlights the importance of responsible lending practices for both mortgage brokers and lenders, and how both can ensure consumers requirements and objectives are given due consideration.

Image rights and wrongs: Payroll Tax applied to image rights of AFL players and coaches in landmark case

17 Oct 2016

The Commissioner of State Revenue for Queensland has been successful in including payments made for image rights of players and coaches as taxable wages for payroll tax purposes

Proposed changes to AML/CTF laws

06 Oct 2016

The Attorney General’s Department has made recommendations that the scope of Australia’s AML/CTF legislation be increased; meaning thousands of mid-sized businesses could be subject to regulation by AUSTRAC.

Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing - Compliance & Reputation Risks

06 Oct 2016

With increasing regulatory and media scrutiny over AML/CTF matters, regulated businesses shouldn’t take unnecessary risks or ignore potential consequences

Are you ready for the GST changes?

06 Oct 2016

Legislation introducing what was referred to in the media as the ‘Netflix Tax’ is now black letter law. The first draft of significant GST changes are effective as of 1 October 2016, relate to Business to Business (or ‘B2B changes’) and intangible supplies e.g. services, rights, leasing etc.

Celebrating great family businesses

16 Sep 2016

Family Business in Australia is a sector which accounts for almost half a million businesses and fifty percent of the Australian workforce.

SMSF advice rules have changed from 1 July 2016

16 Sep 2016

In order to further protect Australia’s self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees and members, the regulations around who can provide advice, and how, about investment strategy has changed.