• Service: Private Enterprise, Private Companies, Family Business, Individuals
  • Type: Business and industry issue, Regulatory update
  • Date: 19/09/2012

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: September 2012 

In this edition we outline the results of our recent Australian Private Companies Survey and provide our take on the future economic outlook, treasury and risk strategies as well as the plethora of superannuation and tax related changes that seem to be now an almost daily occurrence.
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Key insights


  • Private Companies Survey – KPMG recently released the findings of its 2012 Private Companies Survey – with 546 respondents around Australia, across a variety of business sectors.
  • Treasury Management – The uncertainty and volatility in domestic and global markets continues to impact business confidence. With such uncertainty, we are finding many businesses are reviewing their treasury management plans and reassessing their risk management policies.
  • Transfer Pricing – On 20 August 2012, Tax Laws Amendment (Cross-Border Transfer Pricing) Bill (No.1) 2012 (the Bill) was passed by the Senate, and now awaits Royal Assent.
  • Fuel tax credits – From 1 July 2012 a number of changes to the fuel tax regime came into effect that, depending on the sector where the fuel is used, will increase the level of credits in some areas, but will decrease credits on others.
  • Superannuation – This edition gives a update of recent superannuation changes and how they affect your business including compliance and investment strategies and refunds of excess contributions tax.
  • Taxation – This edition gives a update of recent superannuation changes and how they affect your business including ETP and LAFH changes.

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