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Small Business CGT Concessions – February 2014

There are not many areas of tax law that move our regular commentator Michael Jones, of Cummings Flavel McCormack, to kind words and high praise. But the Small Business CGT Concessions do: they're [...]

February 5th, 2014|

PPSR: Take note now! – January 2014

Many of us have heard about the Personal Property Securities Register. It’s been up and running since 2012 and according to tax expert Michael Jones, it’s an important asset protection mechanism for anyone [...]

January 31st, 2014|

Sweeping up the tax reform backlog- December 2013

Enough is enough - or that seems to be how to Government is approaching the big build-up of unlegislated tax reform measures. So they're taking out the broom in a massive sweep-up, tossing [...]

December 12th, 2013|

Fundamentals of Family Trusts – November 2013

With the recent rapid growth in the use of family trusts, there's been a corresponding increase in attention from the Taxation Office, and the tax rules have become ever more complex. As Michael [...]

November 13th, 2013|

What can we expect from the Coalition? – October 2013

The Liberal-National coalition promised a reduction in the company tax rate in the lead-up to the September 7 election but - says Michael Jones of Cummings Flavel McCormack - it won't take effect [...]

October 12th, 2013|

The benefits of employee share schemes – September 2013

Employee share schemes are not as common in Australia as in some other advanced economies, but - says Michael Jones of Cummings Flavel McCormack - they can provide significant benefits for both employers [...]

September 12th, 2013|

New loss carry-back measure: A welcome tax change – August 2013

The Federal Government's loss carry-back provision for business was passed into law just before the last session of Parliament ended and, says tax expert Michael Jones of Cummings Flavel McCormack, it could help [...]

August 12th, 2013|

Super benefits – some endangered species – July 2013

Possible changes to the superannuation rules always create a good deal of angst in the financial services industry and among contributors. The changes announced in April proved milder than feared, but tax expert [...]

July 12th, 2013|

Taxation and Super – June 2013

After some tax-reform-heavy recent Budgets, less for business to worry about in this year's version, says tax expert Michael Jones, of Cummings Flavel McCormack. An increase in the Medicare levy, up to 2% [...]

June 12th, 2013|

Redraw facilities, offsets and Tax May 2013

On the face of it, bank redraw facilities and offset accounts can appear to provide similar arrangements for the payment of interest, but - warns Michael Jones of Cummings Flavel McCormack - there [...]

May 12th, 2013|