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February 2021 Newsletter 

  • What is changing with your Superannuation Transfer Balance Cap on 1 July 2021?
  • Small Business Insolvency Reforms
  • Getting ready for General Purpose Financial Statements
  • Are you subject to US tax? The answer might surprise you

January 2021 Newsletter

  • Choosing a Structure in a Foreign Country depends on the after-tax result in the Australian Investor’s hands. Here’s why!
  • Service of the Month – International Tax
  • Safe Harbour protection has lapsed! What are your options now?
  • Are you treating your long-term construction contracts correctly for tax purposes?
  • Our new employees

December 2020 Newsletter 

  • S&W WEALTH is about to arrive!
  • Another SCAM ALERT – Don’t be caught out like our client was!
  • How do I know if I have carry forward concessional contributions to use this year?
  • No more special purpose financial reports – SME’s will now have some new rules to follow!
  • Goodbye 2020!
  • S&W Celebrations

November 2020 Newsletter

  • COVID-19 Insolvent Trading Safe Harbour Protection
  • Does your Family Trust own, or plan to own residential property? If so URGENT action is needed!
  • The aftermath of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, A year of so much change, except for SMSFs
  • To tax consolidate or not!
  • S&W Celebrations

October 2020 Newsletter – Special Budget Edition

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • JobMaker Hire Credits
  • Other Business and Tax Issues

September 2020 Newsletter 

  • Jobkeeper Upcoming Key Dates
  • My SMSF owns property and it’s affected by COVID-19 – what should I do?
  • Tax Incentives for Early Stage Investors
  • Time to return to the office!

August 2020 Newsletter 

  • Jobkeeper Extension – new rules and urgent tasks to attend to
  • SMSFs – a new financial year in COVID-19 times
  • Super Amnesty end 7 September
  • $3,000 grants for small businesses

June 2020 Newsletter

  • COVID-19 Stimulus Packages – Important Dates & Updates
  • Removal of main residence exemption for foreign residents – Reminder
  • 2020 End of Financial Year (EOFY) considerations for your SMSF
  • Last Minute Tax Tips for Individuals

May 2020 Newsletter 

  • Jobkeeper – FAQs
  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds & COVID-19 Measures
  • BE WARNED – The scammers are still rife!
  • Business Tax Planning – Year End. What you should do before 30 June!

April 2020 Newsletter – Special COVID-19 Edition

  • Jobkeeper – The tricks involved in the Turnover Test
  • Are you having trouble paying or receiving your commercial rent due to COVID-19
  • Jobkeeper Payment – Your questions answered
  • How we can help at a time like this!

December 2019 Newsletter 

  • Our 50 year comes to a close
  • Do you provide services to your SMSF?
  • Do you have a family trust with residential property in it?
  • Does salary sacrificing super affect your employer SGC responsibilities?
  • 2019, it’s a wrap!

October/November 2019 Newsletter

  • Single Touch Payroll – The final reminder before starts happening!
  • Removal of main residence exemption for foreign and temporary residents – update
  • Employers should be careful that you are not contributing to an invalid SMSF!
  • When did you last review your SMSF’s investment strategy?
  • The S&W Social Scene

September 2019 Newsletter 

  • Single Touch Payroll – The final reminder before starts happening!
  • From 1 July 2019 your insurance cover in your superfund maybe changing!
  • It is even more important to get the PAYG withholding right now! Changes from 1 July 2019!
  • Industries with new reporting requirements – road freight, IT and securities industries
  • S&W have moved back to the 1st floor

July 2019 Newsletter

  • ATO Current Targets
  • Reporting threshold doubled for large proprietary companies
  • Now the Coalition has settled in what tax policies are relevant?
  • The Coalition wins a third term – what happens with superannuation now the dust has settled?

March/April 2019 Newsletter

  • FBT season again – what to watch out for with motor vehicles and entertainment!
  • Should you have different trustees for different trusts?
  • Why certainty is uncertain – capitalising on the superannuation rules whilst you can

February 2019 Newsletter

  • Superannuation guarantee contributions amnesty – an update
  • Single touch payroll (STP) reporting for small business – are you ready?
  • The “Triple Whammy” account standards are here… are you ready?
  • Are you a foreign resident with an Australian property? Confusion still reigns!
  • 50 Years of Stanley and Williamson

January 2019 Newsletter

  • When should you have a shareholder’s agreement in addition to the company’s constitution?
  • Are you selling a property in Australia?
  • Why “simple” super questions don’t always result in simple answers!
  • What is a shadow director?
  • 50 Years of Stanley & Williamson

December 2018 Newsletter

  • Don’t get scammed over the holiday season!
  • Superannuation guarantee amnesty
  • How long do I have to keep my business records?
  • 2018 SMSF re-cap what you should already know

November 2018 Newsletter

  • Franking credits should labour win the next election
  • ATO uses data matching to crack down on share income, capital gains
  • Transfer balance account reporting (“tbar”) – why real time reporting is key
  • How to improve your business using xero – the business performance dashboard

September/October 2018 Newsletter

  • Can my SMSF purchase a residential property from my brother?
  • Cyber Attacks – How to protect yourself and what you have to do if you have one!
  • Is that ute or dual cab really exempt from FBT?
  • Xero Updates – what else can you do?

August 2018 Newsletter

  • SMSF – Have you considered what you will do if an unexpected event occurs?
  • Directors now protected from insolvent trading
  • How to make sure you make the right decision when acquiring that business!
  • What benefits can you provide to employees that will save tax?

July 2018 Newsletter 

  • Superannuation Changes – what is and what isn’t effective from 1st July 2018
  • Staff and Job Management – Add-ons for Xero
  • Another ATO Crackdown
  • Trust Vesting

June 2018 Newsletter

  • Year End Tax Planning – make sure you don’t miss the boat!
  • Year End Tax Planning – what does your SMSF administrator need to know?
  • Single touch payroll comes in on 1st July!
  • Superannuation guarantee contributions amnesty

May 2018 Newsletter

  • Federal Budget 2018
  • Xero – What it can do in relation to online payment!
  • What was in the budget that relates to your superannuation fund?
  • Why is it important to have a Business Forecast?
  • Trust income distribution – year end planning

April 2018 Newsletter

  • Is your succession plan in place?
  • Audit, Assurance and Related Services at S&W
  • Removal of main residence exemption for foreign and temporary residents – it doesn’t look good
  • Transition to retirement income streams (“tris”) – what happens to my tris when I die?

March 2018 Newsletter

  • Family Trusts – how to use for asset protection
  • Tax issues for cryptocurrencies
  • Transition to retirement income streams (“tris”) – once a tris always a tris
  • Zero news and addons
  • Audit, Assurance, or something in between?

February 2018 Newsletter

  • Can I buy cryptocurrencies in my self-managed super fund?
  • More tax savings for small business
  • Are you in the building and construction industry?
  • New Partner at S&W – Kamal Thakkar

January 2018 Newsletter

  • Tax Office Targets Rental Properties
  • What happens if a director incorrectly signs a contract?
  • Does your family trust include foreign beneficiaries?
  • Simple super now super complicated
  • The S&W Crew – New Team Member – Leanne Cooper

December 2017 Newsletter

  • Single touch payroll is coming – are you ready?
  • I’m an ex-pat, what can i do with my superannuation?
  • Client Portal

November 2017 Newsletter

  • Can a director be personally liable for ATO debts?
  • What is the threshold to be able to access the various small business tax concessions?
  • Rental property travel deductions are now denied!
  • How to ensure those Christmas gifts and events don’t cost you too much in tax!

October 2017 Newsletter

  • Why should I make a family trust election?
  • What do I have to do if I employ staff?
  • When can I access my super?
  • How long do I have to keep my tax records for?

September 2017 Newsletter

  • New Super Laws and Real0Time Reporting
  • Rental property deductions you can’t claim anymore!
  • The scammers are very active at the moment!
  • Will renting out your home on airbnb or stayz cause any tax ramifications now or when you sell?

August 2017 Newsletter

  • Use of social media can open you up to a tax audit
  • Are director’s loan accounts safe?
  • Common bankruptcy myths
  • Reward structure for staff

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

December 2020 International Newsletter 

  • COVID-19 in Australia
  • Corporate Tax Residency Update
  • Choosing a structure in foreign country on after tax results in the Australian investor’s hands. Here why!
  • A message from our Managing Director – Michael Goodrick

September 2018 International Newsletter

  • Do you own property in Australia?
  • Is your company resident in Australia?
  • Changes in tax residency rules for individuals
  • Implementation of the oecd hybrid mismatch rules

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

May 2017 International Newsletter 

  • Simplified transfer pricing record keeping options
  • Amendments to transfer pricing guidelines
  • New and bigger tax penalties to large multinationals
  • GST on digital supplies to consumers

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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