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Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT): employees’ private use of vehicles
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ATO to contact clients over bank details
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ATO claws back $850m in unpaid SG in FY 17-18
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Superannuation gender gap narrowing, research shows
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Identification numbers for directors
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How financial advice helps create wealth.
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Australia's vital statistics
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Unlocking equity crowdfunding in Australia
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$20m boost for SME clients looking to exporting
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Work-Related Expenses
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ATO updates crypto guidance
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ATO zones in on hundreds of newly created reserves
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Senate passes $20,000 instant asset write-off extension
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Victorian Vacant Property Tax
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Director Penalty Notices
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ATO set to pounce on undisclosed income streams
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In case you missed it – The company tax Bill that did pass Parliament.
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GST spotlight headed to smaller end of town
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Superannuation Amnesty – Maybe! Maybe Not!
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ATO drills in car-sharing focus this tax time
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What is Bankruptcy?
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Update of Australia's vital statistics
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ATO speaks on risk factors, surveillance triggers for FY19
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ATO’s corporate residency guidance cops backlash
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ATO dispels top tax time myths to clients as clampdown rolls out
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Tools for budgeting, cash flow, Super and more ….
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Guidance for SMSFs on transfer balance reporting
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Quarter 4 of, 2016 archive
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Big-ticket tax set for government review
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FBT – Christmas Parties and Taxi Fares
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Unclaimed Monies - Christmas Project?
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Employee Christmas Parties and Gifts – Any FBT?
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‘Beware the tax man’ eyeing holiday period activity
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Merry Christmas for 2016, a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017.
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Research reveals key to ‘high-performing’ firms
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Late payments hitting SMEs hard
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Estate planning issues flagged with $1.6m pension transfer cap
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Travel to a workplace: What’s in, what’s out
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New fleet “safe harbour” approach for car fringe benefits
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Struggling Business Turnarounds
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SMSF practitioners told to urgently address TRIS issues
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$20,000 write off is only available for small business, right? Well…
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Do you need an Employment Agreement?
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What does the new withholding tax mean for your clients?
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Domestic (non-marital) Relationships
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Is there a problem with using your company’s assets for yourself?
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SMEs at risk of ‘falling foul’ of ATO
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Scams, fraudsters and viruses
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Got your car log book ready?
Struggling Business Turnarounds

 

Many small business owners rush to apply short-term fixes rather than diagnosing the real problem.

       

 

SME companies can find themselves in financial distress even under the most buoyant economic conditions.  Underlying problems in core business models are intensified during difficult economic times.

A common solution is to borrow or refinance their way out of trouble.  Whilst a refinance is helpful for placating hungry creditors now, it does little to guarantee long-term cash flows and operational stability.

Specialist insolvency practitioners say it is the identification of this flaw and development of a turnaround plan to address this that is critical to long-term prosperity.

An effective turnaround involves a combination of short-term and long-term decision making, which must be executed quickly and communicated clearly.

Any turnaround requires time.  For SME’s who are in need of restructure, early consultation with an expert is vital.  That first consultation will often be free.

The solution may be an informal workout or through a formal insolvency process, such as Voluntary Administration with a Deed of Company Arrangement proposal (potentially funded by the owners).

 

 

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