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Loan Funded Share Plans for Succession

Tax law structuring options for employee share schemes are generally not attractive to medium-sized businesses and their accounting advisers in Perth. The ATO-endorsed employee share scheme incentives are good on scale, but the tax-free discount of $30k ($1,000 for others) for start-ups is ordinarily too small compared to the accounting advice and valuations needed for […]

Everything you Need on the 50% Capital Gains Tax Discount

When it comes to capital gains tax, the 50% CGT tax discount is a powerful tool. The knowledge that you can potentially enjoy half of your profits tax-free is common among Perth tax accountants and business families, but it’s also a key advantage that can significantly impact your financial decisions and how you go about […]

Tax Restructuring Away from a Trust

Tax Restructuring

Traditionally, many family businesses in Perth structured their business through a trust, as tax reasons made trust the “go-to” tax vehicle. However, as tax law has changed and the tax advice given by Perth tax accountants evolves, operating a business through a trust is becoming increasingly difficult. How a Trust is Not Great for Operating […]

What is Rentvesting? 

Rentvesting

Rentvesting is a tax strategy many Perth tax accountants use to eliminate private debt on the family home while maintaining the main residence exemption for capital gains tax.  While the tax advice on the strategy is complex, it is worthwhile to understand the full range of tax implications and financial implications many Perth tax accountants […]

What is a Permanent Establishments for Australian Taxation? 

Australian Taxation

When conducting international business operations in Australia, it is essential to understand the concept of a Permanent Establishment (PE) under Australian tax law.  A PE is a critical element that can have far-reaching consequences on the international tax impact of your operations in Australia.    Why is a permanent establishment critical?  As international tax accountants in […]

Understanding Capital Gains and Taxes 

Capital Gains Tax

You generate a taxable capital gain when you sell an asset, like property, for more than you paid. Conversely, you incur a capital tax loss if you sell the asset for less than your original investment.  These gains or losses need to be reported on your income tax return, and you’ll usually owe taxes on […]