Tuesday, 29 July 2014

By All Accounts

Federal budget – what does it mean for the accommodation sector?

Tony-Rossiter-12 300x226Federal treasurer Joe Hockey has handed down the government's first budget, confirming a number of previously announced measures.

Selling your small business: the tax concessions

Jonathan HanaghanToday I will be discussing what most of you will be wondering when contemplating selling your small business.

Planning to beat the taxman!

Tony-Rossiter-12 300x226How time flies, less than two months to go to the end of another financial year. To most people Christmas comes in December each year, but get your tax planning right, and your Christmas can come early.

Top tax planning Strategies

RN211-Hanaghan-HS 266x200With 30 June just around the corner I thought it prudent to discuss some valid tax minimisation strategies.

What’s so super about self managed super?

Self Managed SuperWelcome to part two of our series on superannuation. In this article we explore self-managed superannuation. Self-managed super funds are now the largest and fastest growing segment of the super industry and are increasingly used in the acquisition of accommodation assets.

So what’s so super about superannuation?

IPiggyBankncreasingly superannuation is becoming more important, as we inevitably edge closer to retirement superannuation increases in relevance.

Business Structures and Protecting Your Assets From Business Failure

AN55-4-MGT-BuildingThe right business vehicle for you. Semi-trailers are not used for fast food home delivery, nor are motor scooters used to transport heavy machinery.

Queensland state budget review

QLD State Budget 2013The Queensland government delivered its 2013–2014 Queensland state budget on 4 June 2013 promising growth, rebuilding and resilience but framed by multi-billion-dollar hits from falling revenue and natural disasters.      

Federal budget review

Australian Dollar  CashThe federal treasurer, Wayne Swan, handed down his sixth federal budget on 14 May. The 2013–2014 federal budget could be described as a moderate one in the context of the current budget deficit of $18 billion.

Are you missing out on tens of thousands of dollars?

Australian MoneyMeeting with your accountant to consider your tax planning strategies each year is just smart business sense.

The many hats of resident managers

AN48-4-By-All-Accounts-1Resident managers wear many hats in the management rights industry – here we focus on four of those: marketing and financial; occupancy – tenants/guests; facility management and day-to-day operations; and administration and risk management.

Director penalty regime, superannuation changes and FBT

Blank-ManThe new Director Penalty Regime came into place in June 2012. It once and for all clears up any suggestion that a director can have a passive involvement in a company.

Strategies for Managing your Business

AN45-4-MGt-CyberCaution: Small business scammers.

GST Update for Management Rights Operators

In the February edition of Resort News, I wrote an article advising that business operators in the accommodation industry – management rights, hotels, motels and caravan parks –

Superannuation for Small Business Operators

SupersnnuationThe Australian government announced it will increase the Superannuation Guarantee Levy to 12% by the 2019-2020 financial year.

Changes for Small Business Operators

AN41-3-MGT-AcctsFair Work Australia's minimum wage panel recently handed down its annual wage decision increasing:

2012–2013 Federal Budget – What It Means For You

AUstralian Govt BudgetThe Australian economy is in somewhat of a holding pattern despite expectations that it will continue to outperform other developed economies.