Six ‘danger zones’ where an accountant should involve a lawyer

Six ‘danger zones’ where an accountant should involve a lawyer

Our business clients are facing increasing complexity and higher risks in almost every area of their business life. Navigating these waters requires a team of professionals who work well together, and serve the client’s bests interest as a cohesive group. At the very...
Who owns the IP?

Who owns the IP?

So, you’re running a business and need to develop a system to identify trends in customer activity on your website. You’re about to hire a software engineer to lay some code, and the question of who will own the IP comes up in your negotiations over the Software Development Agreement…

Does your Trust Deed get the best tax outcome?

Does your Trust Deed get the best tax outcome?

The specific terms of your trust deed can mean you will either save or lose money in income taxes.  It is important your deed is up to date and gives the trustee all the powers it needs to optimise the trust’s tax position.

When can you benefit other people under an enduring power of attorney?

When can you benefit other people under an enduring power of attorney?

An enduring power of attorney has the power to make a lot of decisions. However, without good planning, they may still not be able to do what you intend them to do. For example, if you appoint your spouse as your enduring attorney they will not be able to do anything that benefits themselves. Find out how to avoid these pitfalls.