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  • Company Tax Cuts

Why are company ‘tax cuts’ anti-Australian and next to useless?

January 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Why are company ‘tax cuts’ anti-Australian and next to useless?

We are not advocates of higher taxes. But, we are advocates of honest tax policy. So read 'company tax cut' as essentially a reduction in Australian tax on foreign investment. Full stop.

  • Podcast review
  • Podcast review

Podcast Review: Rhonda Patrick with Satchin Panda on biological clocks

December 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Podcast Review: Rhonda Patrick with Satchin Panda on biological clocks

In this podcast Dr Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr Satchin Panda on 'biological clocks' and the circadian rhythm. This material has day-to-day application for all of us - how to sleep better, eat better and generally optimise things with nothing more than a better understanding of how important our body clocks are to our general overall health.

  • Podcast review
  • Podcast review

Podcast Review: Kevin Rose with author of ‘Code of Trust’ Robin Deeke

December 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Podcast Review: Kevin Rose with author of ‘Code of Trust’ Robin Deeke

In this interview Kevin Rose talks with Robin Deeke, an FBI counterintelligence agent, who has written a book called the Code of Trust

  • What is an unpaid present entitlement?

What is an unpaid present entitlement?

December 19th, 2017|Comments Off on What is an unpaid present entitlement?

If you have a discretionary family trust, then chances are your accountant has mentioned ‘unpaid present entitlements’ or ‘UPEs’. No doubt you have just nodded wisely, but deep down, do you really know what this means?

  • Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules

Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules

November 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules

You may have noticed that ‘flexibility’ has become the new buzz word for Australian workplaces. Most [...]

  • Are you about to pay off your SMSF ‘limited recourse borrowing’ loan?

Are you about to pay off your SMSF ‘limited recourse borrowing’ loan?

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Are you about to pay off your SMSF ‘limited recourse borrowing’ loan?

If you are about to pay off your limited recourse borrowing loan (or have recently done [...]

  • What happens when someone leaves a partnership?

What happens when someone leaves a partnership?

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on What happens when someone leaves a partnership?

What law governs partnerships? Partnerships are governed by a number of different laws. Fundamentally, a partnership [...]

  • Yes, you do need a testamentary trust

Yes, you do need a testamentary trust

November 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Yes, you do need a testamentary trust

Most people who advise on testamentary trusts talk about the ‘tax benefits’. This emphasis is plain wrong. Why? Because, a simple Will (without a testamentary trust) is more likely to do harm, and to lead to family disharmony, than one with a testamentary trust.

  • What happens to a gift in your Will if you no longer own the asset when you die?

What happens to a gift in your Will if you no longer own the asset when you die?

November 20th, 2017|Comments Off on What happens to a gift in your Will if you no longer own the asset when you die?

A gift of property that is no longer in your estate when you die automatically ‘fails’ (or ‘adeems’). This rule can lead to unfairness and unintended consequences.

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