updates

  • Disposal of Australian property by Non-Residents

    A Treasury discussion paper released on 31 October explores how the 10% non‑final withholding tax will apply to the disposal of taxable Australian property by foreign residents, where the value of the residential property transactions are under $2.5 million. Under the measure, the payer in …

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  • Excess Non-Concessional Contributions Tax Reform

    Treasury exposure draft legislation released on 10 October gives effect to the Budget measure that allows individuals to withdraw superannuation contributions made in excess of the non-concessional contributions cap, as well as the earnings on these contributions, in order to avoid excess contributions tax. Key …

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  • Reforming the Tax Treatment of Employee Share Schemes

    In a joint media release on 14 October 2014, the Federal Government responded to lobbying by start-up companies by proposing a number of changes to the ESS rules, including: Special concessions targeted at shares issued by eligible start-up companies – those with turnover not exceeding …

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  • Tip regarding the useful life of depreciable assets

    For the purposes of depreciation, taxpayers have the right to ignore the ATO effective life rates contained in Tax Ruling TR 2014/4 and instead adopt their own calculation of the useful life of a business asset. Taxpayers who elect to use their own calculation of …

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  • Online tool for potential SMSF trustees

    “SMSF Assist” is an online tool designed to help self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees and potential trustees learn more about running an SMSF

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  • ATO webinars on SuperStream

    Given the overwhelming interest in the ATO’s recent SuperStream webinars, more will be scheduled for December 2014. Visit our website for regular updates and click here to download a recording or view a transcript of recent sessions.

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  • Personal Developments

    The last six weeks have been significant for Isaacs & Cole in terms of recruitment. First up, as we’ve mentioned, Catherine Reynolds joins us as of Head of Business Advisory. We look forward to introducing her to our business clients over the coming months to …

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  • Business Advisory Lift-Off

    – Catherine Reynolds Before anything else, I’d like to acknowledge that Isaacs & Cole is no newcomer to providing outstanding guidance and support to business clients. Over the years the firm has enabled many businesses to grow and thrive through their advice and active engagement …

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  • What’s Your Vision and Will You Achieve It?

    – Rebecca Collins Most of us have engaged in strategic planning for our business or career at one time or another, but have you applied these same principles to your personal affairs and goals? Have you really considered where you want to be in five, …

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  • An Exciting Tax Year Ahead

    – Catherine White The beginning of the financial year is always an exciting time for accountants as it represents a blank canvas in terms of planning for the year ahead. This year we have upwards of 1,500 income tax returns to lodge on behalf of …

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