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July 2016

Moore Stephens to open in Geelong

We are delighted to announce that Moore Stephens is opening an office in Geelong. 

Splitting super with your spouse

Since change is an inevitable part of Australia’s superannuation system, taxpayers should always be aware of and on the lookout for super strategies that they can take advantage of.

Buyer beware: the new risk to clients funding insurance in super

It may be hard to believe but we’re almost on the home straight of what has felt like the longest election campaign in recent history. And while both of the major parties have unveiled a number of policies over the past two months on key issues ranging from higher education, to innovation, penalty rates – and of course, “jobs and growth” – one of the most debated and divisive policies continues to be the government’s proposed changes to superannuation.

Getting rebranding right

Rebranding can be one of the most rewarding decisions a business owner can make, but it is risky business.

Impairment testing and DCFs – What’s the narrative?

The focus of this post is on forecasts and discounted cash flows (DCF) that clients typically use to justify the carrying amount of goodwill in their books as part of testing for impairment.  My view is: before you even get to the mechanics of the DCF, ask what’s the business narrative?  

To have and withhold – obligations for buying foreign resident owned assets

From 1 July 2016, acquisitions of certain taxable Australian property from foreign residents will be subject to a 10 per cent withholding tax (WHT).  The objective of the new rules is to assist the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in collecting the capital gains tax liabilities of foreign residents who have Australian property holdings or interests.

Federal Budget: Super shake-up

This year’s Federal Budget saw a raft of changes to superannuation with introduced measures intended to improve the sustainability and integrity of Australia’s superannuation system.