Agricultural insurance rebates coming

The Government recently announced the introduction of a Managing Farm Risk Program (MFRP) What’s changed? The announcement advised that the MFRP will provide a dollar-for-dollar rebate for costs sustained by farm businesses to secure (or attempt to secure) agricultural insurance. Specifically, the MFRP provides rebates for advice and assessments to help farmers prepare and apply … Continue reading “Agricultural insurance rebates coming”

Crowe Horwath ups M&A, Tax and Private Equity firepower with two former-‘Big Four’ appointments

Crowe Horwath has expanded its Corporate Finance and Tax Advisory teams with two senior appointments, both with ‘Big Four’ provenance. David Ward, a former Transaction Advisory Services Partner with EY and Trevor Pascall, a former Tax Partner with KPMG’s tax division, have been appointed as Corporate Finance and Tax Advisory Principals respectively. Findex Global Head … Continue reading “Crowe Horwath ups M&A, Tax and Private Equity firepower with two former-‘Big Four’ appointments”

Superannuation: what changes are on the horizon?

The Federal Government is currently considering changes that could significantly affect how superannuation and retirement transition is treated. These changes could be in place within a matter of months, and are further discussed in this article. We have seen the discussion around superannuation tax reform increase significantly over the last month, with the Government disbanding … Continue reading “Superannuation: what changes are on the horizon?”

Find opportunities that could help reduce your tax exposure

With 30 June on the horizon, now’s the time to start your tax planning. To help with your preparations, download our tax planning guides to assist in understanding your tax affairs. Tax tips for 2015/16 Primary Producers Consider whether you’re eligible to claim a deduction for Farm Management Deposits and accelerated depreciation rules for primary … Continue reading “Find opportunities that could help reduce your tax exposure”

Crowe Horwath recognised for supporting Australian Agribusiness

We’re delighted to announce Crowe Horwath has been awarded Best Provider to Primary Industry in the Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2016. This award recognises excellence in professional services and relationships as nominated by our clients through research conducted by Beaton Research + Consulting. We would like to extend our appreciation and thank you to … Continue reading “Crowe Horwath recognised for supporting Australian Agribusiness”

How can you ‘Cut the clutter’ in your financial statements?

Have your financial statements become too lengthy and complex? You’re not alone. In an attempt to ‘cut the clutter’, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has made changes to help preparers avoid ‘disclosure overload’. Revised: AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements A key outcome of the initiative was a revised version of AASB 101 Presentation … Continue reading “How can you ‘Cut the clutter’ in your financial statements?”

Five tips to create an achievable business plan

We always find that those businesses who spend the time on a plan seem to be the highest achievers, have the happiest people, and importantly, are most financially successful. Want to be among this group of businesses? Here’s our top five tips to get your business plan sorted. Tip 1: Take stock of your business … Continue reading “Five tips to create an achievable business plan”

Centrelink changes from 1 January 2016

Centrelink is introducing a change to the income assessment of Defined Benefit Income Streams effective from 1 January 2016. In some circumstances, this change may have a dramatic affect on the level of income being assessed by Centrelink, and therefore, reduce the level of benefit under the income test. What are the changes and how … Continue reading “Centrelink changes from 1 January 2016”

How easy is it to get the R&D Tax Incentive?

A question we get all the time. Whilst the Research & Development (R&D) tax incentive claim process can seem quite complicated, the benefits of doing it properly are usually well worth the effort. Want to see how you might benefit from the claiming the incentive this year? Here’s everything you need to know about the … Continue reading “How easy is it to get the R&D Tax Incentive?”