Following consecutive cuts in April and May, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the overnight cash rate unchanged at 3.50% in July and in August.
30 June 2012 closed a difficult year for share investors. Australian shares returned -6.7% and International shares (in Australian dollar terms) – 2.1%.
Are you aware of the ‘NSW Payroll Tax Rebate’ and do you know how to access it? We’ve prepared this short overview to ensure you know whether you qualify for this important helping hand of up to $4,000 in payroll tax rebates for each new job created in your business.
With only a week and a half to go, time is running out to get your year end actions in order. Given the drought of opportunity in this year’s Federal Budget, many are rightly wondering “what should I be thinking about” and “have I missed the boat on something I don’t know about”?
Executives and business owners nearing retirement or planning an exit from their business need to urgently rethink their planned date of retirement from employment.
After the Federal Treasurer’s rhetoric on his Government being the government for small and medium business, the Federal Budget delivered on 8 May 2012 is remarkable in that if contains no new meaningful support to businesses that are not loss making.
Following an eventful 18 months in the Courts fighting taxpayers over disputes regarding the effectiveness & legitimacy of distributions by trustees (Bamford’s case), the Tax Office has announced new compliance measures for trustees of discretionary trusts in relation to 2012 trust distributions.
As part of the 2012 Federal Budget, the Federal Government proposes to means test the government rebate on private health insurance payments paid on or after 1 July 2012.
If the Government raises the super contribution tax to 30% for high income earners in the budget next week, will you be affected?
Quarter 1 of 2012 brought mixed messages in Australia, with two months of strength, followed by a weaker March.
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