Family Trust distributions are on the ATO Hit List! What you need to know

Family Trust distributions are on the ATO Hit List – What you need to know

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…

Free succession guide for family businesses

Free succession guide for family businesses

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.

Got that nagging feeling you're not getting the most from your accountant?

Got that nagging feeling you’re not getting the most from your accountant?

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…