News & Articles

SMSFs & Related Party Transactions – Court Ruling

March 18th, 2019|

There’s nothing like a court case to provide clarity when it comes to the complex rules around self-managed super funds. Tax expert Michael Jones outlines a recent federal court case that dealt with particular tests [...]

Coalition v. ALP: battle lines on tax policy

February 7th, 2019|

As the major parties jostle for your votes in this year's federal election, we ask our tax expert on the differences between their policies in this key area. Michael Jones outlines six tax policies with [...]

Estate planning – getting it right (final)

January 30th, 2019|

This final part of a three-part discussion on estate planning looks at the management of trusts and companies. Michael Jones and Greg Keady examine the tax consequences of transferring assets in a trust, and what [...]

Estate planning – getting it right! (continued)

December 13th, 2018|

This month we continue the discussion around the big topic of estate planning and how setting it up properly now will benefit your family in the future. Michael Jones and Greg Keady look at the [...]

New ATO guide on property transactions

October 5th, 2018|

  Property investments almost always mean large amounts of money; when sold, it could mean large amounts of tax. And that's why the ATO has provided a handy guide on property transactions. Tax expert Michael [...]

Tax And Cars – New ATO Focus

September 4th, 2018|

Australia is a land of cars and so it's no wonder a significant number of us claim work-related car expenses at tax time. But zealous claimants beware – the ATO is watching! The [...]

Company Tax Rate Shemozzle

August 3rd, 2018|

While the Senate has still yet to vote on changes to the company tax rate, where does that leave a lot of businesses? According to tax expert Michael Jones, they are effectively in a tax [...]

Beware ATO Focus On The Taxation Of Trusts

July 10th, 2018|

The ATO's focus on the taxation of trusts is changing. Time, then, to make sure you understand the rules. The rules around trusts are subtle, warns tax expert Michael Jones, and as the ATO turns [...]

Budget 2018 & Tax

June 1st, 2018|

Businesses need to do a little work to determine what they can get out of this year's Federal Budget. Tax expert Michael Jones of Cummings Flavel McCormack goes through some of the more important tax [...]

2018 Federal Budget Sticky Note

May 15th, 2018|

2018 Federal Budget Sticky Note May 10 2018