Following on from the emergence over the weekend of a huge ‘ransomware’ attack which impacted over 150 countries, we have been made aware of another fake email scam targeting digital signature software DocuSign.

As users of this software, we are writing to make you aware of the fake emails, and assist you in identifying what is and isn’t an authentic email.

2017 Federal Budget Summary

This article provides a summary of information announced in the 2017 Federal Budget which may be of interest to you. 

Please note that many of these announcements are yet to be legislated, and care should be taken before implementing a strategy based on Budget announcements alone.

Another Great Aussie Sport! Padding the Tax Claims

With 30 June fast looming, the “Pre-season” for Australia’s most favourite sport, yes, even greater than Cricket or football, … “padding the tax claim” is on everyone’s mind.

Those who push the envelope too far need to beware!

Corporate Structure

Corporate Structures - Does yours fit?

Tax Efficient? Wealth Protection?

Have you ever ordered something online that didn’t quite fit?

Can the same be said for your existing business structure? Many business owners either inherit, are limited by start-up cashflow, or have simply just received inadequate advice when establishing their business or group structure.

Superannuation: What is going to change?

In November 2016, the Federal Government confirmed significant changes to superannuation.

Given the fact that the value of assets in the Superannuation environment in December 2016 was $2.2 trillion (or 157% of GDP), any change to the superannuation legislation can have a wide-ranging impact.

Cassandra Sharp Elected President of the Hunter Business Women's Network

We are delighted to announce that our Client Manager, Cassandra Sharp, was last Wednesday elected as President of the Hunter Business Women’s Network (HBWN).

Industrial Property Outlook

I have just read an article on the industrial property market in Newcastle and the Hunter that I thought was worth sharing.

The article was written by Trent Robertson of Colliers International. We work closely with Trent and his associate Byrne Tran, in referral of matters relating to sales or leasing of industrial property.

20 Year Milestone

In January 2017, Maxim Accounting & Business Advisors celebrated 20 years in business. Directors Chris Sneddon, Steve Roxby and Scott Norrish attribute Maxim’s success and longevity to the relationships they have built, and their dedication to client servicing, and open and honest commercial advice. 

Lower Company Tax Rates

Brexit and the Trump US Election result seems to have renewed the conversation about Australia’s corporate tax rate. Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, in his recent speech to business leaders in London spoke of the need for Australia to lower its corporate tax rate to be closer aligned with Britain (20% moving to 17%), Canada (15%) and Trump’s targeted reductions in the US. 

2016 - The year of change!

The 2017 financial year has well and truly kicked off. I've taken a moment to reflect on the year of change that was 2016. 

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