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  • 11th Sep 2019 Not-For-Profits

    ACNC External Conduct Standards

    The ACNC’s External Conduct Standards are now in force. These standards set out the ACNC’s minimum requirements for a registered charity that conducts any activities offshore. It is important that...
  • 17th Jun 2019 Not-For-Profits

    Director Liability and Superannuation Guarantee

    New legislation means that there is no longer a three month period allowed after the due date for superannuation guarantee.
  • 12th Jun 2019 Not-For-Profits

    GST Free Long-term Accommodation Supplies

    The ATO provides market value benchmarks for long term accommodation which can be used by most charities. These benchmarks have recently been updated.
  • 10th Jun 2019 Not-For-Profits

    DGR status

    An overview of DGR status and some new categories have been added.
  • 5th Jun 2019 Business

    An Economic Roundup

    As another financial year comes to a close, it is interesting to take a few moments and reflect on the previous rollercoaster 6 months we have had in both the Australian economy and Federal politics...
  • 29th May 2019 Not-For-Profits

    Charity inFocus

    Saward Dawson is proud to support more than 250 charities every year through the provision of professional services at discounted rates, providing technical resources and training free of charge,...
  • 29th May 2019 Individuals

    Year end 2018/19 tax tips for the individual

    */ Now is the time to review all your records to ensure you maximise your tax deductions in this year’s tax return. Here are our top tax planning tips for individuals and businesses. The tax return...
  • 22nd May 2019 Individuals

    End of financial year - Super strategies

    As the end of the 2018/19 financial year end approaches, now is a great time to think about growing your super.
  • 22nd May 2019 Business

    Business Top Tips for maximising your 2018-2019 deductions

    Increase in the instant asset write off: The instant asset write off for assets costing less than $25,000 that has previously been available to businesses with a turnover of $10 million or less has...
  • 21st May 2019 Individuals

    Super - Don't set and forget

    Financial circumstances change throughout life. Your super should be considered at every stage.
  • 15th May 2019 Individuals

    Estate planning

    As we approach the end of the financial year, maybe this year, once you have organised your tax return you might then look a bit further ahead.
  • 28th Apr 2019 Business

    Single Touch Payroll to include everyone

    The changes are so significant and compulsory that we think that it is worth presenting a summary for each employer category
  • 3rd Apr 2019 Individuals

    Budget 2019 - A different budget

    This year’s Budget had a totally different feel to a normal Budget. It is the longest Budget speech that I can recall (almost 40 minutes compared to the normal 30 minutes). I don’t recall applause...
  • 26th Mar 2019 Individuals

    Understanding the ALP's proposed tax changes

    Labor has announced it will introduce a number of significant tax changes should they be elected and we think it is important that people are able to understand the proposed changes.
  • 30th Jan 2019 Business

    Single Touch Payroll Alert

    From 1 July this year, all employers must comply with the STP provisions. Even small employers!
  • 18th Dec 2018 Not-For-Profits

    IJM - Charity in Focus

    Our Charity inFocus for the second half of 2018 is IJM Australia. As well as other events being held over the six months, a ping pong-a-thon event was hosted at our office to support IJM and the...
  • 17th Dec 2018 Individuals

    ATO phone scam warning

    The ATO has released several alerts regarding phone scammers who impersonate ATO officials to defraud their victims of thousands of dollars.
  • 14th Dec 2018 Individuals

    Some headlines that caught my eye

    I looked at these headlines and was struck by the common thread that runs through these which relates to the way in which we view money.
  • 12th Dec 2018 Individuals

    Take time to review your financial position

    Taking a break over Christmas can be the perfect time to review your financial position. Making even small changes can be huge for your future.
  • 11th Dec 2018 Individuals

    SMSF Good News Story! Really!

    */ In our last newsletter there was an article called ‘How does your SMSF compare?’ which included the Class Super June 2018 Benchmark Report. This report provided some interesting comparative data...

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