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Managing Payments to Shareholders or Directors

Managing Payments to Shareholders or Directors

As a Company Owner/Director it’s normal to borrow funds from your company, however the ATO monitors any payments made to shareholders / Directors to ensure the Division 7A Rule is correctly...

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Employer Penalties Jump

Employer Penalties Jump

Last night the Senate passed legislation delivering a ten-fold increase to employer penalties for breaching the Fair Work Act

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Death Benefit Nominations in Super

Death Benefit Nominations in Super

Having a Death Benefit Nomination (DBN) in place is one of the most important documents members of a Self-Managed Super Fund can complete. Having this in place simply takes the burden off the...

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Artificial Intelligence - Are The Machines Taking Over?

Artificial Intelligence - Are The Machines Taking Over?

The debate on Artificial Intelligence continues to rage globally, but what can this mean for your business, and are the machines really going to take over the world?

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The Issues with Family Owned Businesses

The Issues with Family Owned Businesses

I’ve often joked with clients that the difference between doing business with family and independent third parties is:

"With third parties, you should have written agreements, with family those...

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Personal Leave Rules and Obligations

Personal Leave Rules and Obligations

Australia's in the midst of one of the worst flu seasons on record, with a cost to the Australian economy of billions of dollars in lost productivity not to mention the cost to the health system....

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ban on credit card surcharges

ban on credit card surcharges

From today businesses are banned from charging a surplus charge to their customers, on credit card and EFTPOS transactions. 

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The True Cost of Finance

The True Cost of Finance

What happens if your business needs additional finance?   There are many options to consider in terms of the best lender, but do beware, because just because finance is easy to get doesn’t make it...

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Blockchain - changing the way we transact

Blockchain - changing the way we transact

A couple of months back, we wrote an article on the Reserve Bank’s New Payments Platform (find it here) and how it will revolutionise secure fast payments between individuals and companies.

Let’s...

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Reviewing Your Business Plans

Reviewing Your Business Plans

Half way through the calendar year is a great time to review your business plans. If you plan on a financial year basis – it’s time to develop and implement those plans for the year. If you plan...

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