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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Maddocks receives Employer of Choice for Equal Opportunity citation for 14th consecutive year February 21, 2018

Wednesday 21 February 2018 Maddocks has once again been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for its initiatives in achieving gender equality. Maddocks received an Employer of Choice for Equal Opportunity citation today from … Continued

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ACCC’s 2018 enforcement priorities – what you need to know February 20, 2018

Background If 2017 was the year that the ACCC emphasised consumer and small business protection (including an effective focus on achieving higher penalties), 2018 is set to be the year of cartels and the continued … Continued

Reading Room

  • It’s June, and trust income distribution time

    So, it’s June again and time to start thinking about making valid distributions of trust income by 30 June 2017. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is again reminding the tax and accounting community it expects … Continued

  • SMSFs and related party borrowings: ATO releases a revised guidance note and determination on non-arm’s length arrangements

    On 28 September 2016, the ATO released a Practical Compliance Guideline (PCG 2016/5) and a Taxation Determination (TD 2016/16), regarding limited recourse borrowing arrangements and ‘arm’s length terms’. The ATO has revised its previous position and … Continued

  • Crowd funding update

    Crowd funding moves forward while legislation stalls Since our last update in March, Canberra’s political machinations have stalled progress on new equity-based crowd funding legislation becoming law.[1] By summoning Parliament to resume on 18 April … Continued

  • New key superannuation rates and thresholds

    On 1 March 2016, the ATO announced new key rates and thresholds for the year 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 applicable to: super contributions and benefits employment termination payments super guarantee and co-contributions. … Continued

  • SMSFs and related party borrowings: ATO waves a red flag on non-arm’s length arrangements

    On 1 December 2015, the ATO released two interpretative decisions, ATO ID 2015/27 and ATO ID 2015/28, on limited recourse borrowing arrangements. The ATO has made clear its position that if a self managed superannuation fund … Continued

  • Crowd funding update

    Following on from our last update, the Federal Government has now moved closer to putting legislation in place to remove regulatory barriers to crowd-sourced funding, or ‘crowd funding’. While the commencement date remains to be … Continued

  • An end to the ‘accountants’ exemption

    Accountants wishing to provide self-managed superannuation fund advice after 30 June 2016 will need to ensure they apply for an Australian Financial Services licence now, to avoid being caught on 1 July 2016. From that … Continued

  • Crowd funding

    The Federal Government recently announced its intention to put in place legislation facilitating crowd-sourced equity funding, and that consultations to facilitate crowd-sourced debt funding will start soon. Crowd-sourced funding or ‘crowd funding’ typically involves the … Continued

  • The new Powers of Attorney in Victoria

    On 1 September 2015, the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) came into effect, changing the way Victorians create and execute Enduring Power of Attorney documents. The president of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, … Continued

  • Change of SMSF trustee: practical tips for limited recourse borrowing arrangements

    If there is a change of trustee of an SMSF, then the arrangements for the handover must take into account any limited recourse borrowing arrangement which is in place (LRBA). The outgoing and incoming trustees … Continued