"What would happen to my business if I passed away?"
Life does not always go to plan. While we logically know that, most of us don’t plan for the worst - it’s all a bit morbid and time consuming.The downside of not having a strong estate plan is the potential for hard earned assets to be squandered. If you are a business owner, then the stakes are even higher.
Why you might pay more tax on foreign income
Do you earn income overseas? A recent case highlights where problems can occur and how you might end up paying a lot more tax than you thought.
Everyday Ethical Business Practices
It's often the little things that can make the most difference. If you're using these items around the office everyday, why not
use suppliers who are supporting a wider cause with their products?
Team Travels - Chelsea in the Pacific Islands
We have team members travelling to some amazing places in 2019, and we thought we’d share their travel experiences. It’s a wonderful opportunity to window-shop potential holiday plans for yourself!
Find the value of your business | February Newsletter 2019
We're hosting another exciting Plant: Grow: Reap session this month. Michael Kerr from Kerr Capital will be coming to share his expertise on what drives business value and the factors to consider when selling your business!
Single Touch Payroll update!
EPayroll released answers to the most common Single Touch Payroll questions, straight from the ATO themselves. STP will become mandatory for all businesses in July 2019.
Data Matching: ATO Checking Up on Shares Tax
The Australian Tax Office is utilising data provided by the Australian Investments and Security Commission (ASIC) to data match share trades.
Happy New Year! January Newsletter 2019
We thought we'd check in with a few updates to kick-start the New Year.
Key dates for your 2019 diary
We've got you covered for Victorian Public Holidays, Victorian School Term Dates, Daylight Savings and important tax deadlines (more coming soon)...
How to prepare your business for mandatory Single Touch Payroll and avoid penalties!
The Bill to extend the Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting requirements so they apply to all employers, regardless of the number of employees, passed the Senate on Wednesday 5 December 2018, and will become Law.
Contractor or employee? Defining workers in the gig economy
We've looked at the issue of Employees Vs Contractors before in response the ATO cracking down on improper use of ABNs. This time we get into the nitty gritty using the case study of Joshua Klooger, a former Foodora Australia delivery rider.
We're taking a short break! December Newsletter 2018
Our office will be closing at midday on Friday 21 December, and reopening on Monday 7 January 2019. This is so our team can spend some time with their families over the holidays! Everything you need to know to prepare for the holiday season is included in our December Newsletter!
Gift card expiry rules will be here in time for Christmas 2019!
New laws regulating gift cards will take effect on 1 November 2019. This includes a rule that gift cards Australia-wide will be required to have a minimum three-year expiry date.
How super can help you buy your first home!
The First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) is designed to help you save for a house deposit through voluntary contributions into your super fund.
Help us celebrate our wonderful new office! November Newsletter 2018
We couldn't wait to invite you to come and celebrate our fantastic new location with us! We will be having a Festive Office Warming Party on Thursday 22 November.
The government will no longer pay for "rental expense" holidays!
The Government restricted travel deductions to stop residential property investors from using the tax system to pay for their holidays by claiming costs as a rental expense.
Building Relationships & Growing!
This month we have welcomed Graham Haydar on board as a Director. He has brought along some key members of his team, and we're joining forces as a bigger and better Aintree Group!
You deserve a break! Changes to Long Service Leave are here.
The new laws make significant changes to LSL in Victoria, which both employers and employees should be aware of.
Confused by the new superannuation rules?
There are some problems with the new superannuation laws that are causing a few headaches, so we're clearing up some key points!
We have some exciting news! October Newsletter 2018
Aintree Group is moving to a wonderful new office space at Level 1 273 Camberwell Road, Camberwell! Read more for further details...
What expenses can you claim if you work from home?
A lot of people do some sort of work from home. It might be simply answering emails on the couch or working from home a few days a week. So, what can you claim if you’re putting in extra hours?
Get the most benefit out of your accountant!
Accountants gain huge analytical insight when working so closely with you and your business. At Aintree Group, we pride ourselves on being able to help you beyond just your tax needs.
New loan limits to prevent 'eternal students' and endless debt.
New lifetime caps on Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt will prevent people from constantly going to University without converting that study into a viable career.
How proper succession planning can save your business
When everything is going well, creating and maintaining a succession plan might not seem like a top priority. However, it is a critical element when thinking strategically about your business.