28 01, 2018

ICOs – Infinitesimal Chance Of Success. Or in plain-English, simple theft.

2018-02-03T09:33:13+00:00

Before investing in a crypto-coin of any variety - you must ask yourself at least these two questions.

ICOs – Infinitesimal Chance Of Success. Or in plain-English, simple theft. 2018-02-03T09:33:13+00:00
22 01, 2018

The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) in a nutshell

2018-01-22T09:54:33+00:00

The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) is the legislation that governs everything about security interests in personal property, which is almost all property that is not land. The broad purpose of the PPSA is to create a system for the registration of security interests, which is searchable by anyone and which can then be enforced against other parties.  This register has been formed as the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) in a nutshell 2018-01-22T09:54:33+00:00
9 01, 2018

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

2018-01-11T09:41:52+00:00

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.

Why are company ‘tax cuts’ anti-Australian and next to useless? 2018-01-11T09:41:52+00:00
28 12, 2017

Podcast Review: Rhonda Patrick with Satchin Panda on biological clocks

2017-12-29T13:22:23+00:00

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: Rhonda Patrick with Satchin Panda on biological clocks 2017-12-29T13:22:23+00:00
28 12, 2017

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

2017-12-28T09:54:03+00:00

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

Podcast Review: Kevin Rose with author of ‘Code of Trust’ Robin Deeke 2017-12-28T09:54:03+00:00
19 12, 2017

What is an unpaid present entitlement?

2017-12-20T19:51:27+00:00

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?

What is an unpaid present entitlement? 2017-12-20T19:51:27+00:00
23 11, 2017

Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules

2017-12-05T08:26:45+00:00

You may have noticed that ‘flexibility’ has become the new buzz word for Australian workplaces. Most of the popular focus has been on the benefits that flexibility provides to workers, rather than employers. As an employer, you may only just be keeping up with all of the day-to-day issues that come with employing someone [...]

Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules 2017-12-05T08:26:45+00:00
22 11, 2017

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

2017-11-23T11:03:53+00:00

If you are about to pay off your limited recourse borrowing loan (or have recently done so), you are probably wondering what to do next. You might want to simplify your super fund investments and wind up the custodian trust. Or you might be planning your next property purchase. In this article, we answer [...]

Are you about to pay off your SMSF ‘limited recourse borrowing’ loan? 2017-11-23T11:03:53+00:00
21 11, 2017

What happens when someone leaves a partnership?

2017-12-11T07:19:00+00:00

What law governs partnerships? Partnerships are governed by a number of different laws. Fundamentally, a partnership is a creature of contract law. This means that the parties to a partnership can agree how the partnership will be regulated. When you have any question about your partnership, your Partnership Agreement should be the first place [...]

What happens when someone leaves a partnership? 2017-12-11T07:19:00+00:00
20 11, 2017

Yes, you do need a testamentary trust

2017-12-14T09:32:04+00:00

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.

Yes, you do need a testamentary trust 2017-12-14T09:32:04+00:00
20 11, 2017

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

2017-12-14T09:24:46+00:00

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.

What happens to a gift in your Will if you no longer own the asset when you die? 2017-12-14T09:24:46+00:00
7 11, 2017

Are trusts a ‘tax loophole’ exploited by the wealthy?

2017-11-14T08:23:39+00:00

People who say this are just demonstrating their ignorance. Here’s why. The ability to use a trust as a ‘tax loophole’ was pretty much closed out in the 1970-80s. To suggest that trusts somehow make tax disappear for the ‘wealthy’ is plain silly.

Are trusts a ‘tax loophole’ exploited by the wealthy? 2017-11-14T08:23:39+00:00