Helping NFPs with best-practice reportingJan 13 2022
Enhancing Not-for-Profit and Charity Reporting by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand guides not-for-profits and charities in how to prepare top-quality annual, financial, and performance reports.
ACNC urges charities to complyJan 13 2022
The ACNC urges charity leaders and their accountants to ensure that they comply with amended reporting regulations.
The art of downsizingJan 12 2022
If it’s time to think about downsizing, there’s more to it than simply selling one house and buying another. Here are a few things to consider.
Working from home? How to boost your next tax return.Jan 12 2022
If you've been working from home, you've likely set up a dedicated work area, and you're using your own electricity and resources to power your workday. But which of these items can you claim in your next tax return to ensure you maximise your return?
Is your inner entrepreneur calling?Jan 12 2022
Work From Home (WFH) arrangements seem to have got our creative juices flowing with more online, home-based businesses springing up every day, providing a limitless variety of goods and services.
The secret to ‘living the dream’Jan 10 2022
We all, to a greater or lesser extent, have an idea of our dream lifestyle. So how, as a nation, are we faring?
The art of dividend reinvestmentJan 10 2022
To help their investors reap the rewards of compounding, many companies offer dividend reinvestment plans (DRPs).
Am I too young to manage my super?Jan 10 2022
Control and flexibility are two reasons why more young people are considering setting up a SMSF, but many are unaware of how they work and what’s involved.
Market Snapshot: December 2021Jan 10 2022
In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for December 2021.
Making Christmas a time of joy for youDec 7 2021
Some tips and insights to help your readers get ready for the gift-giving and celebrations of Christmas.
Managing business cash flowDec 7 2021
The ATO has issued a reminder to businesses that paying regular attention to their record-keeping and reporting tasks will help them better manage their cash flow and allow them to plan for the future.
'Backpacker tax' may not apply to some backpackersDec 7 2021
The High Court has held that the 'working holiday maker tax' (also known as the 'backpackers tax') did not apply to a taxpayer on a working holiday visa from the United Kingdom who was also an Australian tax resident, due to the application of the Double Tax Agreement between Australia and the United Kingdom.
Market Snapshot: November 2021Dec 7 2021
In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for November 2021.
Why ‘low-interest’ is causing high interest in propertyDec 7 2021
Is it the right time to leap into the property investment market? With low interest rates and rising house prices, many investors are jumping on the property band wagon.
Closing the gender superannuation gapDec 7 2021
For many women approaching retirement, the gender pay gap has resulted in an uncertain retirement future.
How to identify a scamNov 23 2021
Naturally, people aspire to get the most out of their investments, especially if a great opportunity is presented by a ‘trusted’ organisation. However, investment scams occur more often than you may think, highlighting the risk both self-directed investors and SMSF trustees may potentially face when seeking new investment opportunities.
Market Snapshot: October 2021Nov 18 2021
In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for October 2021.
Renting in Retirement: Is it Possible?Nov 18 2021
This article compares the average incomes of Australian retirees and analyses how renting may impact their retirement lifestyle.
ATO Data Matching and AnalysisNov 16 2021
It was hard to miss the media splash about international tax evasion when the Pandora Papers were released, with local interest focussing on what Australian tax authorities would do with this massive trove of information.
Varying PAYG instalments due to COVID-19Nov 15 2021
Taxpayers can vary their pay as you go ('PAYG') instalments throughout the year if they think they will pay too much, compared with their estimated tax for the year.
Preparing for the new Director ID regimeNov 15 2021
As part of its Digital Business Plan, the Government announced the full implementation of the 'Modernising Business Registers' program. This included recently enacted legislation introducing the new director identification number ('director ID') regime.
Your SMSF: Wind it up or pass it on?Oct 13 2021
Now that new legislation allows a maximum of six members in an SMSF, some fund trustees may be wondering if this could be an easy way to ensure a smooth transfer of their super to the next generation.
Spotlight on super performanceOct 13 2021
Superannuation has provided most fund members with stellar returns since last year’s COVID lows. As always though, some funds performed better than others and recent government reforms make it easier to find out how your fund compares.