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Balustrade Installations over 33 years’ of experience

Balustrade Installations is a locally run and family owned business which specializes in aluminum custom designed & engineered products. Balustrades Installations is one of the areas favourite providers of gates, balustrades and fencing – servicing both commercial and residential needs. Shirley and Russel Hicks have over 33 years’ of experience and knowledge in the industry. [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Newcastle Amusements Distributing – 60 Years in Business

Newcastle Amusements Distributing (NAD) is a third generation family business which has operated amusement equipment in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley since 1956 and currently owned and operated by Mark Paton. If you have lived in Newcastle for a while then chances are you would have played on one of their Pool Tables, Pinball Machines [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Buying or Selling Property

Buying or Selling Property – 10% Withholding Tax on the Sale of Australian Property by Foreign Residents The government announced on 14 May 2013 that it would introduce a 10% non-final withholding tax on payments made to foreign residents that dispose of certain taxable Australian property. The Bill for this measure, introduced by the current [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|news|0 Comments

Growing to Death

Most people are not surprised when a start up business fails. But it’s not just start ups that grow to death; it’s also a common cause of business failure for mature businesses. Start-up businesses often fail because they are undercapitalised.  They grow until the money runs out and then they can’t afford to fund further [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Implications for the world, Australia & Investors

Introduction In a shock for financial markets which had been increasingly confident that Britain would vote to Remain in the European Union, a victory for the Leave outcome by 52% to 48% triggered an abrupt bout of “risk off” in financial markets late last week. I suspect it was probably also a shock to many [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Transfer Duty to be Abolished on 1 July 2016

The NSW Treasurer confirmed that transfer duty on the transfer of business assets will be abolished on 1 July 2016, along with transfer duty on the transfer of private company shares and mortgage duty.  You may think that you have heard this before (and you have) but certain New South Wales stamp duties will be abolished [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Thinking of Changing your Business Structure? It’s getting easier

From 1 July 2016 new Rules apply that allow small businesses to restructure their business operations without triggering adverse tax implications. Before the introduction of these new rules, Businesses that restructured from say, a partnership to a trust, there was a possibility that the change in structure could trigger capital gains tax (CGT). That is, [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Upcoming Deadlines for your SMSF

The ATO is cracking down on the types of assets that your SMSF is able to own. If your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund owns motor vehicles, artworks, wine, coins, jewellery or other collectibles these new changes will affect you! SMSF’s that had purchased collectibles and personal use assets before 1 July 2011 were given a grace [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Budget 2016-17 The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The 2016-17 Federal Budget is a budget of targets – broad targets to boost business and innovation, and the narrow revenue targets of the wealthy and multi-nationals.  It’s a big, long-term crafted budget designed to give enough pre-election glow but with structural measures to reign in spending and reduce concessions. Continue Reading >> Budget 2016-17 The [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|news|0 Comments

2016/17 Budget – Tax and Super Changes

1. Effective from Budget Night - 7.30pm (AEST) 3 May 2016 1.1 A New lifetime cap for non-concessional super contributions The government to introduce a new $500,000 lifetime non-concessional contributions cap. The lifetime cap will take into account all non-concessional contributions made on or after 1July 2007 (i.e., from the 2008 income year) and will [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|news|0 Comments