• EMPLOYEE OR CONTRACTOR

    The ATO has recently released some new guides which assist a business in determining whether an individual is an employee or a contractor. The guides include a checklist of facts to consider and requi..
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  • RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY GUIDES

    AusIndustry has released the first industry guidance note for the new R&D tax incentive scheme. The guide covers Information and Communication Technology research and will assist companies to be a..
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  • GIC & SIC RATES

    The ATO has published general interest charge (GIC) and shortfall interest charge (SIC) rates for the second quarter of the 2012-13 income year. The GIC annual rate for October – December 2012 is..
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  • CIB FINANCE TO FIX OR NOT TO FIX?

    With interest rates decreasing and with most lenders 1-3 years fixed interest rates now being lower than the banks variable interest rate, many clients are asking the question: Do we fix our loan or i..
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  • CIB PRIVATE WEALTH ARTICLE MARKET UPDATE

    When investing it is important to stand back and look at the bigger picture. We invest in growth assets for capital growth and importantly a growing income stream. In August most listed companies rep..
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  • NEW NATIONAL BUSINESS NAMES REGISTER

    From 28 May 2012, the registration of business names will be administered through the Australian Investment and Securities Commission (ASIC) rather than individual state based administration bodies. ..
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