Knowledge Archive

Is the NBN a mystery to you?

In some suburbs ADSL services could very easily be described as a bit hit and miss and connection speeds can often...

EOFY Checklists – Increasing Consistency, Efficiency and Profitability

We now work in an accounting industry that can access the benefits of modern technology to produce some impressive productivity outcomes.

This is great news when you factor in the...

CommBank Business Insights Report: Professional Services

The first CommBank Professional Services Business Insights Report has just been published.

With innovation increasing in importance against a backdrop of sustained disruption in the Professional Services sector, the report...

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...

How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered developers source code repositories and project management services, but they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including...

Accounting Market Pulse Report

The latest edition of the new look CommBank Accounting Market Pulse report has now been issued, covering the following key themes:

  • Investment in new Technology and Innovation and the impact...

SMSF Audit Considerations – Changes to Residency

SMSF Audit Technical Series by Sharlene Anderson, Director-Veritas Corporation, brought to you by CaseWare Australia & New Zealand

In order to be a complying superannuation fund and receive the available...

The journey from accountant to analyst

The development of business analytical skills is increasingly important as partners and managers of accounting firms make the transition from a compliance to advisory focus in their relationship with...

Make yourself aware of these 2016/17 FBT Compliance Issues

With some significant tightening having been made to the FBT system for 2016/17, particularly in the area of salary packaging by concessionally taxed employers, it is useful to recap...

Accounting Standards Reminder – AASB 9, 15, 16

A timely reminder that three major accounting standards are being introduced soon, which may have a significant impact for companies, particularly in the areas of:

  • reporting of revenue
  • values of financial...

The Bears Case – a ‘bad bounce’ in Brisbane

Implications of the Brisbane Bears Case: Payments for use of image – PRT and other implications for all sporting codes, professional sports participants, entertainers and the like

New One Day Certificate Course In Exit Planning – MAUS

This one day program is designed to take professional advisors, as well as sales and marketing professionals through a one day course that provides them with an overview of...

Knowledge Week cuts through white noise to deliver value

A good decision is based on knowledge, not on numbers.

Plato’s insight still holds true today, but in the information age knowledge can be a slippery character. The rate at...

Go from surviving to thriving in 2017!

With the 2016 calendar year coming to a close, it’s an appropriate time to evaluate current Accounting trends and how they may impact your business. The 2016 Bstar Accountants...

Grants help new activity

The Australian State and Territory governments offer a wide range of grants, incentives and special loans to small/medium enterprise businesses.

Some of the common grants that are helping businesses create...

Temporary Residents – The CGT main residence absence rule and the 6 year clock

A special technical update from Webb Martin

Australia’s tax rules provide generous concessions and exemption for individuals that are classed as a ‘temporary resident’ for income tax...

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