Tax Tips for the 2014 Year

Tax Tips for 2013

Many of you are business owners and investors. This article has been written to assist you with your year-end tax considerations, but I suggest that these may be only some of the points you need to consider – along with longer-term tax planning and retirement strategies. These all take time and planning. It may be

Employee or Contractor – The Importance of Getting It Right

employee and contractor

A recent case – ACE Insurance Limited v Trifunovski (No 2) [2012] FCA 793 – illustrates the disastrous costs of getting it wrong. A number of insurance agents were paid as contractors for a number of years.  The courts held that an employment relationship existed and ordered that those “employees were paid their entitlements”, including

Commonwealth Financial Planning Compensation Investigation

Commonwealth Financial Planning (CFP), is to compensate clients who received inappropriate financial advice from one of their financial planners following an ASIC Investigation. CFP will appoint an independent expert to review the implementation of the client compensation program and the compensation offers. CFP is also reviewing client files to identify individuals who have been adversely

Average Weekly Earnings for Construction Workers in Personal Injury Claims

Based on approximately 33 years’ experience in the building industry – as a director of a building company, providing taxation and business advice to a number of building industry clients, and providing forensic services relating to the building industry – it is my opinion that the Australian Bureau of Statistics data is not representative of many workers in the