Financial Services Archive

‘How Do We Raise Capital?’ Is a Question Accountants Will Hear More Often!

The full effect of the opportunities for small/medium enterprises to raise capital will be evident to accountants as we approach the commencement of Crowd-Sourced Funding Equity Raising which commences...

Good Bad Ugly Insight Report – 2018 Outlook, rates & pricing, is now available

The Good Bad Ugly Insight Report – 2018 Outlook, rates & pricing is now available to download.

Over 200 firms contributed to this poll to provide the insights and trends...

Is your head in the SMSF Reform game?

Do you have your head around what your clients – and your firm – needs to do leading up to the Super Reforms?...

Blockchain – What is it and how will it assist business in the future?

What will it mean for auditors and financial reporters?
blockchain

Blockchain is an emerging...

ATO approach to dictate SMSF audit activity

A statement was released earlier this month which alludes to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) being dissatisfied with the level of compliance by employers in relation to   Superannuation Guarantee...

Graham Tuckwell leads $3 million investment into robo-adviser Stockspot

Exchange traded funds pioneer and Rich Lister Graham Tuckwell has led a $3 million capital raising for Stockspot, a disruptive robo-adviser that gives investors access to low-cost ETFs.

Mr Tuckwell,...

The ATO’s supercharge on superannuation

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is relatively transparent when it comes to industries or areas of interest, and the media are typically on the pulse to broadcast this information...

The reality check concerning cyber crime

Far too often accountants say “It just wont happen to me!”, when it comes to cyber crime although the reality is that accountants are a prime target due to...

Crowd-Sourced Equity Funding Bill Reintroduced to Parliament

The Australian government has tabled new legislation relating to the authorisation of Crowd-Sourced Funding for Australian businesses.

The bill amends the Corporations Act 2001 and the Australian Securities and Investments...

Class Super ASAE 3402 – streamlining the auditing of SMSFs

In an industry first, Class has announced that it has achieved ASAE 3402 assurance for its data feeds system.

ASAE 3402 provides auditors with the opportunity to reduce substantive testing...

So, an SMSF is a safe place to keep your assets – right?

The Concern

Until recently, it has generally been assumed that self-managed superfunds (SMSFs) are, as a practical matter, outside the ambit of payroll tax grouping....

More than a fair share of audit activity

The rapidly evolving sharing economy, in the form of household names such as Uber and Airbnb, has the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) concerned that these entities are not paying...

The 10% foreign resident CGT withholding tax – It doesn’t apply to Australian resident sellers – true or false?

It is common knowledge that the new measure to impose a non-final withholding tax in relation to dealings with certain Australian assets by foreign residents has been...

The SMSF Skeleton in the Closet

We are just through the end of the 2016 financial year! We have had the longest and most uninspiring Federal Election thrust upon us, with both major parties rattling placards...

The effects of politics and perception on your insurance

Organisations will soon need to report breach notifications to the privacy commissioner or otherwise face fines of up to $1.7m for companies and $340,000 for individuals. The privacy commissioner...

The top questions asked about cyber crime

Cyber crime is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics affecting not only accountants, but all businesses and individuals in the community. Entities that have suffered a breach of their...

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