The assault on professional services practices

The assault on professional services practices

The ATO has signalled that it is willing to pursue professional services firms who divert profits to avoid tax. Two new cases before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal demonstrate how serious the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is about making sure professional...
Value influencers: How much is your business worth?

Value influencers: How much is your business worth?

For many small business owners, their business is their largest asset and for many, one that is expected to help fund their retirement. But what is your business worth and what sets a high value business apart? Every business owner is naturally curious about just how...
Non-compete clauses and worker restraints under review

Non-compete clauses and worker restraints under review

A new issues paper from Treasury’s Competition Review questions whether non-compete clauses and other restraints are limiting job opportunities and movement. A recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey found that 46.9% of businesses surveyed used some kind...
The Fringe Benefits Tax traps

The Fringe Benefits Tax traps

The Fringe Benefits Tax year (FBT) ends on 31 March. We explore the problem areas likely to attract the ATO’s attention.   Electric vehicles causing sparks In late 2022, the Government introduced a concession that enables employers to provide some electric...
The ATO Debt Dilemma

The ATO Debt Dilemma

Late last year, thousands of taxpayers and their agents were advised by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that they had an outstanding historical tax debt. The only problem was, many had no idea that the tax debt existed. The ATO can only release a taxpayer from a...
How to take advantage of the 1 July super cap increase

How to take advantage of the 1 July super cap increase

From 1 July 2024, the amount you can contribute to super will increase. We show you how to take advantage of the change. The amount you can contribute to superannuation will increase on 1 July 2024 from $27,500 to $30,000 for concessional super contributions and from...