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May 2021

The Inconvenient Truth about Sustainability

World leaders are adopting tough emissions targets in an attempt to significantly reduce the impact of global warming by 2050. However, question marks remain over how the necessary reductions can be achieved.

A sharper focus on intangibles

The taxation of intangible assets is a complex area of taxation and further complexity is added where there are international related party dealings in respect to these assets. Significant legislative and interpretative changes are being made in relation to the taxation of intangibles which impact taxpayers.  

Property and Taxes - Commercial property considerations

A must read for current and prospective commercial property investors! Beyond its immediate impact, the COVID-19 pandemic also shook up the commercial real estate market. The long-term ramifications of this will be felt for a while. For example, with many employers incorporating flexible work from home policies, there has been a substantial shift in how businesses factor in the importance of and need for spacious offices. In addition to the impact the pandemic has had on the commercial office sector, a substantial impact can also be seen on the retail sector with the increasing number of vacancies in retail spaces over the last 12 months. With all these long-term issues engulfing the property market, owners of commercial properties will be considering offering generous lease incentives to attract prospective tenants.  

Superannuation Guarantee: Employer considerations

The superannuation guarantee rate will increase from 9.5% to 10% from 1 July 2021.  We look at how this impacts businesses and give practical tips for employers to consider in the lead up to the change.

FRC APPOINTS MOORE AUSTRALIA DIRECTOR TO AUASB

Moore Australia is proud to hear the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced the appointment of Moore Australia Director, Michelle Shafizadeh to the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB). As the independent Commonwealth body responsible for developing, issuing, and maintaining auditing and assurance standards in Australia, the AUASB is recognised as contributing to enhanced credibility in external reporting through independent auditing and assurance.  

2021-2022 Victorian State Budget

On 20 May 2021, the Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas handed down the 2021-22 Victorian State Budget. A number of tax-related measures were announced in a Budget that is designed to assist Victoria in bouncing back from the pandemic, with a focus on creating jobs and caring for Victorians, particularly mental health initiatives.  

Helping Victorian Schools Meet Their Reporting Requirements

Victorian schools, are you ready for the VRQA Financial Management Guidelines? 

Moore Global appoints David Tomasi, Moore Australia (WA) as new global leader

Moore Global, one of the world’s leading accountancy and advisory networks, has today announced five of its sector leaders have been appointed Global Leaders. As part of this group, David Tomasi, Managing Partner for Moore Australia (WA), has been appointed Global Leader, Energy, Mining, and Renewables.  

2021-2022 Federal Budget Report

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2021-22 Federal Budget on 11 May 2021, heralding the post-pandemic economic recovery.   A key focus of the Budget is economic recovery and delivering more jobs to Australians. It is estimated that this Budget will help to create more than 250,000 more jobs by the end of 2022-23.

2021-2022 Federal Budget Summary

Need to know the key takeaways from tonights Budget? We've put together a summary of all the major budget announcements.

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