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Clients separating from their partners - what do you do next?

Relationship breakdowns are emotional and can be complex. While it marks the end of one thing, it often begins something new, with the path to separating any shared assets rarely straightforward.

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What happened in tax in November

Written by TaxCounsel Pty Ltd
The following points highlight important federal tax developments that occurred during November 2018.
Each month, these developments are considered in...
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Labor’s negative gearing restrictions – how might they work?

Written by Bob Deutsch, CTA

The Federal opposition’s plans to introduce restrictions on negative gearing for investors, if elected next year, have received some much-needed clarification.


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Becoming a better client adviser through education

Adam Rutherford, Accountant CMS Private Advisory and dux graduate, on how study made him a better adviser to his clients.
Adam started his professional career at CMS Private Advisory in...
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3 steps to prepare you for tomorrow’s commercial practice needs

How to help your clients navigate the intricacies of commercial law and think strategically about business risks.
Commercial law, also known as trade law, concerns the laws surrounding...
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5 steps for successful career planning

Fast track your career development and success with a career roadmap.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there”.
This may have been a line out of Lewis...
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Div 7A: Issues when dealing with loans and unpaid present entitlements

It’s been 20 years since Division 7A was enacted, and, despite the passage of time, it remains one of the most complex and challenging provisions in our taxation legislation.

Treasury have...

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The post BEPS world – Lessons learned and what is the reality?

Recent years have seen an unprecedented global, coordinated response to the 15 Action Items recommended by the OECD following its Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, a process in...

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2019 National Convention - Key Sessions Sneak Preview

Join us in Hobart, next March

Going back only a few short years, there aren’t many of us who could have accurately predicted the landscape of 2018.

Brexit. President Trump. The fallout...

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Branch Attribution for Banks

The complex nature of Branch Attribution can cause confusion amongst taxpayers. Appropriate due diligence and an understanding of the ATO’s legal and administrative approach to branch attribution...

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What’s happening in M&A?

M&A transactions force tax advisers to consider a variety of issues, many of which are frequently evolving.

The last year or so has exemplified the volume and fluidity of M&A tax issues to be...
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Powers of Attorney and SMSFs

The use of a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) as a wealth retention and investment vehicle in Australia continues to grow. This is despite the increased complexity of the rules and legislation...

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