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Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) – Are you ready?

Posted on March 17, 2014

In our February 2014 edition, we have commented on the overall effects of the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA).

Peter Towers, the managing director of ESS BIZTOOLS Pty Ltd comments that the new Act is definitely far-reaching and has caused a great deal of concern to many business operators. A lot of that concern is because people are not fully aware of the operations of this legislation.… Click here to read more →

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Why the ATO is looking closely at you this FBT time

Posted on March 17, 2014

Almost half of all tax collected flows through about 800,000 employers. In an environment where tax revenues are falling, Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) is of particular interest to regulators. The simple reason is that the ATO can rely on the fact that many employers simply fail to recognise their FBT obligations – it is low hanging fruit.

To save you from the virtual equivalent of a knock on the door from the ATO, we’ve devised our list of the key things to watch out for pre and post the end of the FBT year on 31 March:… Click here to read more →

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Which country has the highest tax rate?

Posted on March 17, 2014

In which countries do high earners pay the most tax? And where do average earners pay the most?

Income tax has been a political hot potato for decades.

In 1966 The Beatles released their song Taxman as a protest against the 95% “supertax” rate introduced by Harold Wilson’s Labour government, which the band had to pay. The top rate of tax in the UK is less than half that now but it’s still a source of controversy….… Click here to read more →

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Is your SMSF estate planning up to date?

Posted on March 17, 2014

Like the well-known case of Katz v Grossman, a recent court case (Ioppolo & Hesford v Conti) heard in the Western Australia Supreme Court highlights the importance of control and binding death benefit nominations (BDBN) for SMSFs and the potential problems and consequences that can occur if found invalid …… Click here to read more →

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