• Service: Private Enterprise, Private Companies, Family Business, Individuals
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Type: Business and industry issue, Regulatory update
  • Date: 18/02/2013

The Business Adviser

The Business Adviser
Our regular newsletter for the private and family business sector highlighting recent taxation, superannuation and legislative changes.

The Business Adviser: February 2013 

In this edition, we canvass a number of topics including business valuations, global economic developments, social media and its role in business, Significant Investment Visa (SIV), as well as the significant changes to superannuation and taxation.
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Key insights

  • How do I value my business? – Deciding to purchase your business can be one of the biggest decisions of your life. Why would you take the risk negotiating a deal if you do not have a clear picture of what the business is worth?
  • What is the fiscal cliff and what does it mean for us? – KPMG’s Chief Economist Nicki Hutley examines the drivers that lead to the fiscal cliff, the responses to it and why the adverted cliff may simply be the first dip on a very long road.
  • How may the taxing of trusts actually change? – On 24 October 2012, the government released a second policy options paper concerning the reform the trust tax provisions. This follows the release of the initial consultation paper, Modernising the taxation of trust income – options for reform.
  • Superannuation Update: The changes keep on coming – An update of recent superannuation changes and how they affect your business including tax certainty upon death and market valuations.
  • Contractor versus employees – and why it matters? – The question of who is a contractor and who is an employee can often be a vexed one. However, this very question is becoming an area of continued and increased focus by the ATO.
  • New Significant Investor Visa – The Australian Government revised its visa programs designed to provide a pathway to permanent residency for investors and business owners, under its Business Skills program.

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