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Key SMSF Audit Issues for 2017

A. Market Valuations

  • Need to ensure SMSF assets are recorded at Market Values
  • Cannot rely on council rates and trustee minutes “declaring value”
  • Market values need to be supported by appropriate evidence

B....

FWC Casual Conversion Decision

The Fair Work Commission has determined that casual workers covered by 85 of the approximately 120 federal Modern Awards will be given the right to request...

Penalty Rate Changes 2017

On 5 June 2017, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision about how the changes to Sunday penalty rates will be introduced. The FWC decided they will...

Important Changes from 1 July 2017

In addition to the increased minimum wages and changes to penalty payments under some Modern Awards, there...

SMEs Equity Raising Needs Accountants to be Successful

With Crowd-Sourced Funding Equity Raising officially able to commence from 29th September 2017, it’s an appropriate time to visit the significant equity raising opportunities that are now available for...

Business Advisory Trends around the Globe

By Mark Holton

I was recently asked to give my impression of business advisory trends and developments from my recent and past work and travel in the United States, Canada,...

Crowd-Sourced Funding “A New Income Stream” For Accountants/Advisers

In their “Digital Disruption/Short Fuse Big Bang” 2012 report Deloitte suggested that accountants/advisers should be “creating new income streams” to combat difficulties relating to “Digital Disruption”.

Whilst Crowd-Sourced Funding is...

Government Proposing that Proprietary Companies Can Participate in Crowd-Sourced Funding

The Federal government has released an “Exposure Draft” which would enable Proprietary Companies to participate in Crowd-Sourced Funding.

The Crowd-Sourced Funding Legislation which enables Proprietary Companies to be converted to...

The Federal Budget 2017: opportunities for tax advisors and their clients

Like Christmas, the budget comes around every year and a great deal of drama and noise precedes it. But when the excitement of the big day subsides, the big...

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,...

SMSF Business Growth is Destined for the Cloud

Cloud adoption is fast becoming more than just an ‘alternative’ for many SMSF managers. As recently legislated superannuation rules continue to tighten, the ATO is knuckling down...

6 accounting trends to watch out for in 2017 (and how to make the most out of them)

2016 was a huge year of growth for the accounting and bookkeeping industry, and the changes show no signs of slowing down. Every year brings new accounting trends to...

Class SMSF Benchmark Report Finds SMSFs No Threat to Homebuyers

As the federal government looks for solutions to help first home buyers, the latest Class SMSF Benchmark Report has found that SMSFs are unlikely to be contributing significantly to...

Defence Industry SMEs Grant Available

Recently the Australian government announced a program of support for small/medium enterprises which provide services to the Australian Defence Industries.

There are two key areas of focus relative to SMEs...

Report as though you are the client

As I’m sure you’re aware, big data and data analytics has the potential to transform the profession in analysing financial results and providing new insights to clients regarding the...

Just give me some practical advice

If you’re a leader in public practice, one thing’s pretty certain. You’ve grown tired of being beaten over the head with discussions about cloud technology, business advisory services and...

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