The ATO has changed its approach and compliance response, with family trust distributions on the hit list. Earlier this year the ATO released guidelines using ‘risk’ categories for trust distribution arrangements, indicating that the ATO is taking a more aggressive approach to investigating trust income distribution. It is expected that many family groups will pay…
The proposed new law aims to help small businesses involved in disputes or debt recovery actions with the ATO.
Changing business conditions, interruptions and adapting to new ways of working has likely impacted your business. If you feel like you are finally coming up for air, it’s time to be positive and proactive and get your business back on track.
Employers should have already been reporting through Single Touch Payroll (‘STP’) unless they only have closely held payees, or they are covered by a deferral or exemption. From 1 July 2021, there have been changes to STP reporting for small employers with closely held payees and quarterly reporting for micro employers.
Announcements from the 2021-22 Federal Government Budget, handed down on May 11, focus on recovery and investment to support jobs creation to drive economic growth. Our Budget Summary highlights the top announcements which, if implemented, may affect your business decision making and planning for your personal financial goals.
The Government has committed to modernising certain laws so that they are ‘technology neutral’, to enable easier communication between businesses, individuals and regulators.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, in conjunction with Family Business Australia, has released a new online guide to succession planning — the “Introductory Guide to Family Business Succession Planning” — which provides a step-by-step guide to passing the family business on to the next generation.
Your accountant should be planning strategies to improve your business, tax and personal outcomes months in advance, not just doing your tax return. Even if ‘you’re not their biggest client’ your accountant should be working proactively for you. Tax savings are made through planning, not hoping. If you don’t have a handle on your tax…
You can’t build a strong business on weak foundations. Strengthening your business foundations can make a big difference to your business success, and of course, your personal prosperity… If you are looking to move your business forward, it’s important to take the time to get your business fundamentals right, and often it’s just a few…
Even if you’re not ready to sell your business just yet, or your retirement is years away, planning and preparing your business for sale should start today. Having a sale-ready business puts you in a position of strength and ready to capitalise on opportunities as they arise.