Financial Services Archive

How GST applies to Vouchers

This article looks at how GST applies to vouchers, and highlights that not all vouchers are treated the same way under the GST provisions. In particular, it looks at...

Unenacted tax measures at 30 June 2018: bills wrap-up

In wrapping up the Autumn session of Parliamentary sittings, the Senate adjourned at 8.17 pm on Thursday 28 June 2018 until Monday 13 August 2018. At the close of...

Why Does Accounting Software Make Life Harder?

Accounting in the main is simple arithmetic, add a little here, take a little there, balance to zero, and you’re done. If only it were that simple in practice...

Introducing the Corporate Governance Network

Over the last two years, through our consulting business – Towers Business Development Pty Ltd – we have conducted a series of workshops on behalf of the AusIndustry...

Top 10 Budget Takeaways

Apart from the promised phased personal income tax cuts and the “overhaul” of the R&D tax incentive, the 2018 Federal Budget did not contain many measures that resembled significant...

3 Year Audit Cycle Misses the Point

The 2018 Federal Budget announcement proposed that the SMSF audit cycle be extended to three years for funds with good compliance history, starting from 1 July 2019. Is that...

The 2018 CAANZ Audit Conference – Panel Discussion

Data, artificial intelligence and machine learning – what’s next for the external audit?

CaseWare Australia & New Zealand CEO, Craig Waldon...

Keeping it clean

Money laundering is big business, with an estimated $15 billion laundered annually in Australia. When coupled with the impression of respectability, legitimacy and credibility, the gatekeeper role played by...

Blockchain – How tax can build a network of trust

When it made Gartner’s Hype Cycle for the Emerging Technologies List in 2017, some said we’d reached peak-blockchain. Gartner predicted that the technology was still 10 years away from...

The ATO and Robo-advice

The ATO recently issued a statement  about accountants referring clients to robo advice businesses. It has since removed the statement from its website likely because it crossed into an...

Accounting & Audit: Automation – How Much is Too Much?

As Product Manager of a cloud-based solution, I try to keep up with the latest trends in the world of technology. But in recent years, this has been a...

Real property and real independence

How do you attribute value to real property? And is this value consistent for all purposes, such as both claiming CGT relief as well as accumulating towards Total Super...

It’s Time!

If accountants want to be involved in an exciting “new income stream” – now is the time to make sure that your team has been trained and reviews have...

CaseWare Australia & New Zealand launches CaseWare Cloud Analytics™ and tackles Big Data

Melbourne (November 30, 2017)

To utilise new technology such as Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence that will ‘disrupt‘ future audits, CaseWare has released CaseWare Cloud Analytics™.

Showcased at the...

Equity Crowdfunding Forecast to Grow Tenfold in Just 5 Years!

Australia is expected to follow Crowd-Sourced Funding trends in the United States and United Kingdom as these markets have already adopted Crowd-Sourced Funding reforms which have overseen massive growth...

Are Super Reforms set to close the SMSF gender gap?

As the impact of Super Reforms continues to roll-out across the SMSF industry, the latest Class SMSF Benchmark Report reveals interesting insights into the average SMSF balances of males...

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