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New Partner Appointment

We are proud to announce the appointment of Sam Handley as a new partner of our firm.  Sam joined us in September 2005 and become a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2007.  Sam has a broad range of experience in taxation and accounting services and in recent years [Read More]

Tax Time Free Live Webinar

DFK ANZ regularly hosts webinars looking at core business management and growth issues. Join us for the June event, our Tax Planning Live Webinar, where Steve Haller and Gavin Johns will be sharing the essential steps to take before June 30 to take full advantage of the concessions available to you [Read More]

Superannuation Contribution Changes

The Government is lowering both the non-concessional (after-tax) and concessional (pre-tax) contribution limits for SMSF's from 1 July 2017. DFK Australia New Zealand have prepared "The 2 Minute Overview"   [Read More]

2017 Wavelength Results

2017 WAVELENGTH BUSINESS SURVEY This year again, firms across Australia and New Zealand ran the DFKANZ Annual Business Survey, Wavelength, inviting DFK clients, contacts who own businesses, and strategic business partners to complete an opinion survey. It covers new topics of cyber security, disruptors, as well as topics from [Read More]

Are you prepared for the Age Pension asset test changes?

A significant number of Australian retiree’s face losing their age pension from January 2017. The Federal government estimates there will be over 300,000 people affected by the changes that will result in them losing all or some of their Age Pension. The amount of Age Pension is affected by [Read More]

Do you know how to spot a scam?

Scam emails, SMS or phone calls can be very convincing, but there are some things you and your clients can look out for to recognise a scam. To find out more click here   [Read More]

Motor Vehicles & FBT: What Options are Available and What Information You Need to Keep

Motor vehicles can be a common benefit provided to an employee, however, doing this may attract an FBT liability for the employer. There are two methods available when determining the taxable value of the benefit provided: the statutory method and the operating cost method. Keep in mind that these rules apply [Read More]

FBT – Major Changes

MAJOR CHANGES TO 2016 and 2017 FBT Returns 1. Increase in FBT rate The FBT rate for the 2016 year has increased from 47% to 49%. Due to the increase in the 2016 FBT rate, the amount of FBT payable by the employer will also increase. Most employers pass on the cost of [Read More]

SuperStream deadline is approaching

Advice from Australian Taxation Office - SuperStream deadline is approaching [Read More]

Lost Super

It is important to keep track of your super. If you've ever changed your name, address or job, you may have lost track of some of your super. Having several super accounts could mean that fees and charges are reducing your overall super investment. There are a number [Read More]