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For the seasoned adviser who diligently keeps up with developments in the client risk space, there may not be too much new here, but this article provides a snapshot of some of the traditional warning signs and areas of concern together with a reminder about how more recent legislative changes are now impacting your/our clients....

Important business insights in the lead up to ticking over a new financial year. SmartFee provides an overview of some flavoursome topics right now including superannuation changes, Single Touch Payroll, price reviews, debt recovery or write off and importantly cashflow....

For many Australians, the largest (and often, only) pool of funds of any significance they have accumulated in their lives, is in the form of Superannuation deposits. Whilst this compulsory system of quarantined income is designed to support their financial needs into retirement, there are limited circumstances when an individual can access their Super early. ...

During the financial year ended 30 June 2018, the ATO was the initiator of 20% of all company liquidations and 4% of all bankruptcies during this period. Further to this, the ATO used garnishee powers in approximately 1.1% of all business and individual debts. As of 30 June 2018, the ATO were owed $23.7 billion in collectable debt with $15.1 billion of this debt relating to small businesses....

As professional advisors, we need to keep abreast of the changing landscape, in particular, the ever evolving tax laws. The Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018 received Royal Assent on 1 March 2019. This Bill amends the reporting timeframes for superannuation regarding whether a Director Penalty Notice (“DPN”) is either lockdown or non-lockdown. There has been no change for PAYG and the three-month from due date rule continues...

hen you start a business, and obtain advice as to the most appropriate structure to operate the business, the advice received is often to set up a Company, sometimes as the trustee of a trust. One of the main reasons you may operate a business through a Company structure is that it provides limited liability for debts incurred by the Company; that is, a Director or officer of a Company is...

SV Partners will soon be releasing the seventh edition of the Commercial Risk Outlook Report, providing an analysis for March 2019 with regards to the current state of Australian businesses relative to their commercial risk. This Report analyses industries and regions within Australia where incorporated operating businesses are predicted to face financial distress within the next 12 months. We encourage our professional network to use this Report to understand the key drivers...