• Preservation, Pension and You

    August 18th 2015

    A lot of people refer to 55 being the age that a Transition to Retirement Pension(TRAP) or Account Based Pension is able to be started, this is not exactly the case. It is actually the Pres..
  • MID-YEAR ECONOMIC STATEMENT

    November 12th 2013

    In August 2013 the new look Rudd government released a mid-year economic update which reported a fall in projected tax revenues by $33billion over the next four years. In response to the reduced antic..
  • AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS LICENCES & INFORMATION SERVICE

    November 12th 2013

     This helpful website has been recently launched by the Australian government and helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guideline..
  • SMALL BUSINESS SUPERANNUATION CLEARING HOUSE

    November 12th 2013

    The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House is a free online superannuation payments service that assists businesses with 19 or fewer employees to meet their superannuation guarantee obligations...
  • NSW PAYROLL TAX THRESHOLDS

    November 12th 2013

    The annual threshold for NSW payroll tax for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 is $750,000 with a tax rate of 5.45%. This threshold is reduced if a business is only paying wages for part of th..
  • SCHOOLKIDS BONUS

    November 12th 2013

    The government has replaced the Education Tax Refund with the Schoolkids bonus of $410 for each child in primary school and $820 for each child in secondary school. The total amount is paid in two ins..
  • SELF EDUCATION EXPENSES

    November 12th 2013

    The proposal to cap work related self-education expenses to $2,000 per person has been deferred and is now due to commence on 1 July 2015. This is to allow further consultation with professional assoc..
  • FUEL TAX CREDITS

    November 12th 2013

    From 1 July 2013 the fuel tax credit rates per litre have changed due to increased carbon charge amounts and changes to the road user tax for heavy vehicles greater than 4.5 GVM tonne. ..
  • GIC & SIC RATES

    November 12th 2013

    The ATO has published general interest charge (GIC) and shortfall interest charge (SIC) rates for the first quarter of the 2013-14 income year. The GIC annual rate for July – September 2013 is 9...
  • CIB FEATURE ARTICLE – POSSESSION IS 9/10TH OF THE LAW

    November 12th 2013

    THE PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITY ACT The Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) formed a new nationally based register for all interests in personal property and commenced operation from January 2012. T..