Intellectual Property Archive

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...

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Problems with Payroll Tax

Problems with Payroll Tax

Despite wide spread business dislike of payroll tax (PRT), the current fiscal and tax landscape suggests it is with us for a good while yet.

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Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)

The transition period for the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) concludes on the 31st January 2014.  In less than two months’ time, the legislation will become fully effective in...

Can annual leave ever be non-current?

Can annual leave ever be non-current?Measurement (AASB 119) versus Presentation (AASB 101) considerations

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Tighter Regulation of SMSFs

By David Saul of Saul Chartered Accountants, Sydney. saul

Over the last ten years, the Federal Government has been taken by surprise...

Better Business Magazine – June 2013

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Top Audit Tips for Going Concern Considerations

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Auditors are required to consider going concern for a period of 12 months from the date of the signature...

Jones Partners – New report on the state of the Australian Economy from an insolvency perspective.

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Whilst interest rates in Australia are at historic lows and we remain in relatively good financial shape...

Grants/Systems for Start-Ups

We get asked from time to time, “What grants are available from the federal government for start-ups?”
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How About Organising A “Group”?

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Have you ever thought of approaching a client and enquiring whether they are...

CommSec’s State of the States report

How are Australia’s states and territories performing? Each quarter CommSec Chief Economist Craig James attempts to find out by analysing eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; equipment investment;...

Survival Of The Unfittest

There has been a great deal of publicity about recent amendments to the Tax Act which considerably lifts the burden on directors of companies in relation to their obligations...

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Thinking Fast And Slow

Here is a very simple puzzle for you. It’s so simple the answer will probably just spring to mind.

  • A bat and ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar...

The Construction Of Financial Statements – Process

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The construction of financial statements does not have to be the onerous...

Duties of a Chief Financial Officer – How do they relate to SMEs

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It is enlightening to consider the...

Training Beyond Accounting

How can you help your business clients prevent fraud?

Most managers of accounting firms know business owners who’ve lost cash or stock due to fraud.  However, fraud has a wide reach and also includes the loss of intellectual...

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