Towards zero interest rates (and what it means for you)

With the RBA widely tipped to reduce interest rates again to historic lows, we share an interesting article by Easton Wealth economist Emmanuel Calligeris. Australia and World Volatility The ongoing trade war between the US and China has dominated financial market movements recently. The last two trading months have seen increased market volatility. In July,…

ATO sets its sights on undisclosed foreign income

Do you have any amounts of offshore income you haven’t declared to the ATO – perhaps interest from a foreign bank account? Even if it seems like a small amount, you must declare it. International data-sharing arrangements are making your overseas financial affairs increasingly transparent, so don’t get caught out. The ATO is reminding taxpayers…

Are you underpaying your staff?

Woolworths is the latest company to facing a fallout from the underpayment of staff. In what is believed to be the largest remediation of its kind, Woolworths have stated that they have underpaid 5,700 salaried team members with remediation expected to be in the range of $200m to $300m (before tax). We cannot overstate the…

How to get the most out of your travel costs

Does your business send employees/directors on domestic and international travel? Or are you an employee sent on travel and you receive an allowance? If either of these applies to you then the ATO provide a concession that may give you tax advantages. The concession relates to the substantiation requirements for travel expenses. The ATO allow you…

Do you hold a QBCC licence?

The new Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) laws commenced on 1 January 2019 with the aim of ensuring that licensees in the building and construction industry are operating financially sustainable businesses. These new laws require that licensees who hold a contractor grade licence must provide annual financial information. What does this mean for you? The financial…