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July 2017 Newsletter

  • ATO spammers are rife!
  • Work related expense deductions under ATO scrutiny
  • Crowd sourced equity funding
  • Superannuation from 1 July – The new frontier
  • What can you do if an ex-employee steals confidential information?

June 2017 Newsletter

  • Reminder – Do you have business tax debts?
  • Look before you leap – Super changes from 1 July 2017
  • Simpler Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Trust beneficiaries – Financial details reporting requirements from 1 July 2017
  • Our Client Portal – Safer, quicker and greener

May 2017 Newsletter

  • What does the budget mean to superannuation?
  • Are you planning to sell your business in the next 5 years?
  • Federal Budget – The other budget announcements
  • Year end tax planning – what does your SMSF administrator need to know?

April 2017 Newsletter

  • Share transfer vs Share buy back – What’s the difference?
  • How to access invaluable financial information about your competitors
  • Part 4 – Super changes from 1 July – I want to trigger my 3 year bring forward NCC cap
  • Frequently asked questions re family trust distribution – part 1

March 2017 Newsletter

  • Helpful App to track your deductions
  • Accessing your super – special circumstances
  • Part 2 – Interaction of the $1.6m pension transfer cap and death benefits payments
  • Using Family Trusts to stream to save tax

February 2017 Newsletter

  • ATO to report business tax debts to credit reporting bureaus
  • SMSF properties – what can and cannot be done to them?
  • Part 2 – Are you ready for the 1 July super changes?

January 2017 Newsletter

  • Does your business need capital injection – tax incentives for early stage investors
  • Are you ready for the 1 July super changes?
  • Aged pension changes from 1 January 2017
  • Foreign person and land tax surcharge problem in family trust

December 2016 Newsletter

  • NSW property surcharge on Discretionary Trusts
  • Superannuation changes from 1 July 2017 – the law has passed!
  • How to plan the sale of your business to ensure that you access the CGT small business concessions

November 2016 Newsletter

  • Tips for foreign exchange payments and risk
  • The $1.6million Transfer Balance Cap explained
  • Case study of a successful client

October 2016 Newsletter

  • 2016 Federal Budget Superannuation reforms – the next steps
  • Lease incentives – which is best?
  • Buy-sell agreements – what are they and what are the benefits?September 2016 Newsletter
  • Do you have an unwanted family trust?
  • 2016 Federal Budget and Superannuation – where are we at now?
  • Five types of asset finance and how they could help your business
  • Technology changes at Stanley & Williamson

August 2016 Newsletter

  • ATO Crackdowns
  • Using online accounting software to help run your business better
  • Going into pension mode – the pros and the cons
  • Four of the most common business mistakes made by small businesses (and how to avoid them)

July 2016 Newsletter

  • Download our new Accounting and Tax app
  • Should your family Trust have a Corporate or an Individual Trustee?
  • The importance of keeping SMSF assets separate

June 2016 Newsletter

  • Superannuation year end planning
  • Employee or Contractor?
  • Businesses can benefit from better understanding their numbers

May 2016 Newsletter

  • Budget measures for small businesses
  • Tax planning – what to do pre 30 June
  • What does the budget mean for Superannuation
  • Foreign income and the aftermath of Project DO IT

April 2016 Newsletter

  • Consider your superannuation before the 3 May Budget and 30 June 2016
  • FBT update and lodgement reminder
  • Cash is King
  • Delegation tips to make your life easier

March 2016 Newsletter

  • Business names versus domain names versus trade marks
  • Have you really met the work test or retirement definitions?
  • SMSF advice from your accountant after 1 July 2016
  • Scam phone calls from the ‘ATO’

February 2016 Newsletter

  • Reversionary Pensions V Non-Reversionary Pensions
  • Director Penalties – Could  you be liable?
  • Testamentary Trusts – Should I have one?
  • Land values have increased – Beware!

January 2016 Newsletter

  • Time to review your business structure
  • Don’t forget the write off concessions of assets below $20,000
  • XERO tips and tricks
  • Is your Death Benefit Nomination worded correctly? Now is the time to check

December 2015 Newsletter

  • Have you registered for land tax?
  • How a home loan offset account can save you tax
  • Pension payments – am I taking enough? Can I withdraw more?
  • Foreign buyer crackdown

November 2015 Newsletter

  • Insurance cover – should it be held inside or outside of super?
  • What to consider when buying a car for business use
  • Does your business need help to export?
  • Christmas gifts and parties – how do you treat them?

October 2015 Newsletter

  • Why you need a good bookkeeper
  • Can I transfer listed shares in my name to my SMSF?
  • Share trading versus share investing
  • What type of insurance should your business have?

September 2015 Newsletter

  • Are you eligible for concessions for employing new staff?
  • The ATO is chasing outstanding debts
  • Super contributions – are you paying too much or not enough?
  • What Capital Gains Tax will my family pay once I’m gone?

August 2015 Newsletter

  • Does SuperStream apply to SMSFs?
  • How to save GST on the sale of a property using the margin scheme
  • Banks tighten up on investment loans
  • Scams – is it really the ATO calling?

July 2015 Newsletter

  • Can you stop ex-employees stealing  your business?
  • New Employee Share Scheme rulings
  • What not to claim
  • Should I do a Death Benefit Nomination

June 2015 Newsletter

  • Last minute tax tips
  • Superannuation – what to do before 30 June
  • How to spot a scam
  • Life insurance held by an SMSF for a buy-sell agreement

May 2015 Newsletter

  • What to beware of in a hot property market
  • Interest rates – How low can they go?
  • How you could end up paying more stamp duty on your commercial property
  • Earnout arrangements on selling your business – finally some guidance from the ATO?

April 2015 Newsletter

  • Pre-budget planning – should you make your contributions before 12 May?
  • Are you subject to US tax? The answer might surprose you
  • Update your Will
  • Should you switch to Xero?

March 2015 newsletter

  • Relationship breakdown – tax trap
  • Those Swiss Bank Accounts will now be exposed
  • Binding Death Benefit Nominations
  • FBT Planning for the 31 March year end

February 2015 newsletter

  • Update on S&W and our clients – including baby news!
  • Internet fraud in action
  • SuperStream – effective from 1 July 2015
  • Financial help for businesses

 December 2014 newsletter

  • What are phantom shares?
  • Do you have assets or income overseas that the tax office don’t know about? – ATO amnesty about to finish!
  • Plan your business sale early to maximise your after tax return
  • Issues to consider when setting up a business overseas
  • S&W staff Christmas party

November 2014 newsletter

  • Retirement planning
  • Christmas gifts & events
  • The need for budgets and cashflow forecasting
  • Can a superfund use assets to pay benefits?

October 2014 newsletter

  • Can a self-managed superannuation fund invest in a private company?
  • Employee share scheme proposed changes
  • Which structure is best for you? – Partnership of family trusts
  • Why do you need audit insurance?

 September 2014 newsletter

  • Impact of mining tax repeal on small businesses
  • Cyber-attacks – What can happen if you open that spam email!
  • International Investments – can your SMSF buy an overseas property?
  • Which structure is best for you? – Partnerships

August 2014 newsletter

  • Saving tax on superannuation upon death
  • What can your SMSF invest in?
  • Which structure is best for you? – Unit Trusts
  • Employee Share Schemes – changes are coming

July 2014 newsletter

  • Australian Government grants & assistance
  • Testamentary trusts – what are they?
  • Which structure is best for you? – Discretionary trusts
  • ATO’s ceasing to issue paper Activity Statements

International
Newsletters

November 2017 International Newsletter

  • Removal of CGT main residence exemption for foreign residents
  • Country by Country CBC)
  • Tax residence in Australia and working holiday makers
  • Tax residence of companies
  • Company tax rate reduction
  • S&W welcomes Kamal Thakkar

December 2016 International Newsletter

  • Diverted Profits Tax
  • ATO systems outages
  • Working holidays in Australia
  • New German tax treaty
  • Residency assumption and capital gains of a foreign Trust
  • Exchange of information with foreign revenue authorities

September 2016 International Newsletter

  • Transfer pricing update
  • Taxpayer Alerts
  • Foreign resident Capital Gains Tax Withholding regime
  • Foreign purchase surcharge

April 2016 International Newsletter

  • Tax transparency measures
  • Penalties for foreign investors
  • Capital Gains Tax withholding regime
  • Simplifying transfer pricing record keeping

November 2015 International Newsletter

  • Transfer pricing – Chevron case
  • GST on digital products
  • Australian Business Numbers

April 2015 International Newsletter

  • Simplifying transfer pricing record keeping
  • CGT rules for non-residents
  • In the news
  • Doing business in Australia

December 2014 International newsletter

  • Doing business in Australia
  • Popular press on taxation of multinationals in Australia
  • Project DO IT – ATO Amnesty for disclosure of offshore income

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