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2018/19 Federal Budget analysis

by Leanne Spiteri Tax, Superannuation, Business & Enterprise

Watch Mutual Trust’s short analysis of the 2018/19 Federal Budget. On Tuesday, 8 May 2018, The Federal Treasurer, Mr Scott Morrison, handed down his third budget (the Turnbull Government’s second of its three-year term), focussing on restraining expenditure, improving the …

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Federal Budget 2017

by Leanne Spiteri Business & Enterprise

Mutual Trust 2017 Federal Budget from Mutual Trust on Vimeo. View the full PDF report here: 2017 Federal Budget Update – 10 May 2017

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The 10 most common employment mistakes in family business

by Brad Simmons Families, Business & Enterprise

There are few issues in family business that create more conflict and tension than the employment of family members. The complexities involved – and the breakdowns in communication and trust that can result – contribute significantly to the alarmingly high …

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Tax concessions for early stage investors

by Brendan Henderson Business & Enterprise

From 1 July 2016, changes have been made to encourage investment into early stage Australian businesses as part of a push for greater innovation in Australia. These changes offer attractive tax benefits for investors. Incentives for Early Stage Investors The …

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Federal Budget 2016

by Leanne Spiteri Business & Enterprise

Mutual Trust 2016 Federal Budget from Mutual Trust on Vimeo.

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Tax reform and estate taxes

by Paul Hockridge Business & Enterprise

A hot topic in the tax reform debate is the reintroduction of estate taxes. We say reintroduction because Australia had such a tax until the 1970’s. It might also be said that we still have death taxes, given some of …

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Contractor vs. Employee: Why it pays to get it right

by Brendan Henderson Business & Enterprise

Contracting has long been seen as a viable alternative to the traditional employment relationship. Contractors can be engaged directly, through an interposed entity (e.g. a company or trust) or through a labour hire agency. Set up properly, the use of …

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Part 2 – How salary packaging can save tax for your employees

by Paul Hockridge Business & Enterprise

In October we explained that salary packaging can help a company become and continue to be an employer of choice. Salary sacrificing cars is a key element of this strategy, both for wealthy families and for unrelated employees. Let’s assume …

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Six tell-tale signs of inefficient and ineffective family office reporting

by Brad Simmons Private Clients, Families, Business & Enterprise

Family offices need to rethink their approach to financial administration and reporting, or risk missing the mark with their owners, writes Brad Simmons. First, a warning. For teams running a family office, the following figures don’t make pretty reading. Research …

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