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  • Changes to the self-managed super fund supervisory levy

    The Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 may increase the annual supervisory levy payable by self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF’s) to $300 for the 2013-14 financial year. The annual supervisory levy is paid by SMSF’s to the Tax Office to ensure that […]

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  • SMSF’s – Tax Certainty for Beneficiaries of Deceased Estates

    The Treasury has released draft legislation into the taxation of superannuation fund assets upon the death of a member. Under the current legislation, investment earnings derived by a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) from assets supporting pensions are exempt from tax. […]

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  • SMSF assets & ownership requirements

    Trustees of SMSF’s are required by law to keep money and other assets of their fund separate from any money and assets that are either held by them personally or by a standard employer-sponsor or an associate of a standard […]

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  • Getting employers ready for changes to super

    The Tax Office has announced that it will be sending out information to employers with superannuation obligations in April 2013 to assist them in preparing for a range of reforms being implemented from 2013 to 2019.  The two major changes […]

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  • How do I know how much stock to carry?

    The short answer in principle is: the lower the investment in stocks the better. Apart from buffer stocks that businesses sometimes need in case of shortages of supply and strategic stocks in case of war, sudden changes in demand and […]

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  • What do your customers REALLY want?….

    Well, to illustrate the importance of knowing what your customers really want… let’s take a real life example from the property industry. A property development and building company was promoting a new complex. The company thought the major reason tenants […]

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  • The Dangers of Discounting

    If you’re a compulsive discounter……I hope you’ve done your numbers!!!Consumers are often drawn to businesses offering discounts, and rightly so.  But more often than not, those businesses offering discounts do not fully understand the impact this has on overall profitability. […]

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  • Reaching your Destination…but how?

    There is nothing worse than not having control, no matter what the circumstances. People often ask: “Should I be monitoring my businesses by methods other than if we are ‘busy’ or not; “What should I be monitoring’ “How regularly should […]

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  • Up-To-Date Financial Records…..Why and How To!

    In boom times it’s very easy for business owners to ignore the quality of their financial reporting system and turn a blind eye to financial management issues.  Unfortunately when these bad habits spill over in to difficult economic times it […]

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