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Tax

Employee share schemes to help fast growth companies attract talent

Employee share schemes, if structured correctly, can be an effective way of incentivising staff by linking personal reward to company growth. They are also very useful for fast growth start-up and innovative companies that want to attract top talent but lack the capital to compete on salary alone.

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Tax

Imminent changes to crowdfunding

Crowdfunding uses internet based platforms and other forms of social media to raise funds for projects or business ventures. Generally, the party trying to raise the funds (the promoter) will engage an intermediary (the platform) to collect funds from contributors.

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Tax

Managing the Debt Train

The critical issues for small business – February and March are traditionally the worst cashflow months for small business – the Christmas rush is over, the Business Activity Statement is due, and payments slow down with a dip in consumer spending. You might be ok but your customers could be under pressure and often whoever wields the most influence gets paid first.

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Tax

Another successful Paris Financial Seminar!

What better way is there, than to finish off the end of 2016 with another great seminar of economics, super and wine!

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Tax

Ken Burk: Welcome to Paris Financial

We would like to extend a huge welcome to Ken Burk who joined our Paris Financial team in November 2016. As a qualified CA, Ken has many years of experience, providing quality taxation advice to a wide range of small to medium sized business clients.

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Property

How to claim repairs vs. capital expenditure

Property investors often ask me about the difference between repairs, maintenance and capital improvements for their investment properties. All are legitimate tax deductions, but how they are claimed can be different, and depend on a number of factors.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Market Update – October 2016

MARKET AND ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

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Strategic Financial Advice

Are you prepared for changes to the Age Pension assets test?

How the assets test will work in 2017 could increase your Age Pension entitlements, or take some or all of them away.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Redundant? Get ready for what’s next

Redundancy is never easy — but you can take steps to be emotionally and financially prepared.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Start saving early and let compound interest grow your retirement nest egg

With the current debate surrounding the Government’s proposed changes to superannuation contributions caps focused on tax rather than outcomes, most super fund members should instead be concentrating on maximising their investment returns to achieve an adequate retirement income, according to Rice Warner research.1

 
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Strategic Financial Advice

The Australian housing market – surging unit supply, the economy and what it all means for investors

Housing matters a lot in Australia. Having a house on a quarter acre block is part of the "Aussie dream". Housing is a popular investment destination. And the housing cycle is a key component of the economic cycle and closely connected to interest rate movements. 

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Strategic Financial Advice

The power of diversification for your SMSF

The overriding investment objective should be for your SMSF to deliver a sustainable income stream in retirement.

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