Resources.

09/11/2017 | Stephen Harvey share, buy back, shareholder exit, shareholder, share buy back, capital gain,

Sharing the Buy Back Love

The ins and outs of share buy backs
Stephen Harvey explains the benefits of share buy backs and how the Acis legal team can help
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09/11/2017 | Stephen Harvey trust deed, trustee, distributions, safeguard mechanisms, capital, income, transactions

Read the Deed Too

Why Perry v Nicholson is the case to watch
In this second edition of Read the Deed, Stephen Harvey offers advice for both advisers and trustees
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09/11/2017 | Matt Neibling ASIC, trademark, registration, name registration, awareness, help, company

What’s in a Company Name?

An ASIC registration is no guarantee
Matt Neibling explains why an ASIC registered name may not entitle you to use it as your trading name
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09/11/2017 | Tax, Event, March 2018, Seminar

Save the Dates for 2018!

Series 1 of Tax Events is soon to come
Be sure to mark your calendar, the first series of Acis and Redchip Tax Events for 2018 is coming in March!
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14/09/2017 | Stephen Harvey trust, state-based duty law, trust establishment

The State of Your Trust State

How the location of your trust impacts stamp duties
Join Stephen Harvey in looking at how the location of your trust impacts stamp duties
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14/09/2017 | Stephen Harvey trust deed, trustee, distributions, safeguard mechanisms, capital, income, transactions

Read the Deed

The devil is always in the detail
Stephen Harvey, Head of Legal Services, explains when dealing with trusts why the starting point is always to read the trust deed
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14/09/2017 | Stephen Harvey artificial intelligence

The Risks of Going “All In” With AI

Robotic systems can’t replace human expertise
Take a look at why robotic systems cannot – and should not! – replace human expertise and intellect
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22/08/2017 | Tax Events Tax, Event, Restructure, Asset Protection, ITAA Provision

Restructuring for asset protection - is it genuine?

Tax Events - Series Two for 2017
The team at Acis welcomes you to join us at our second Tax Events seminar series for 2017. Held in conjunction with Redchip, this series will consider whether asset protection strategies might be impacted by ITAA provisions.
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30/06/2017 | Acis ASIC, fee, increases, 2017

ASIC fees increase

Effective 1 July 2017
ASIC fees increase from 1 July and some Acis products are affected.
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08/06/2017 | Shane Topping Integrations, Class Super, BGL Simple Fund 360, Xero

Integrations deliver time and resource savings

Acis has teamed up with Class Super, BGL Simple Fund 360 and XPM to save you time, and help you drive efficiencies
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08/06/2017 | Shane Topping SuperDepot, deed

SuperDepot upgrade released

Substantial passive revenue opportunities in SMSFs
Take a look at the host of new features that our newly upgraded SuperDepot can offer you
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08/06/2017 | Warren Maris, Director, Magnus Business Advisers and Accountants Intergrations, Acis, client

What they said...

“Bugger me if it didn’t work from day one!” (Warren Maris, Director, Magnus Business Advisers and Accountants)
Warren Maris, Director of Magnus Business Advisers and Accountants shares an insight into his experience with Acis and also our new integrations
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08/06/2017 | Matt Neibling Intergrations, SuperDepot

Acis All Areas June 2017

New integrations & SuperDepot released
It’s official! Our propeller heads are finally coming out of the shadows to announce a host of system upgrades and integrations.
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22/05/2017 | Shane Topping Intergrations

Acis Releases New Integrations

Integrations now available for Class Super, BGL Simple Fund 360 and Xero Practice Manager.
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13/04/2017 | Matt Neibling tax, super trust, deed, property

Acis All Areas April 2017

Super hype over super reforms
Yep! We’re over it. Super reforms are coming! Super reforms are coming! We hear ya.
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12/04/2017 | Stephen Harvey Super, trust, deed, legislation

Maximising Revenue in SMSFs

New super trust deed enables seamless client transition
Have you heard about the recent changes to superannuation legislation?
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12/04/2017 | Stephen Harvey default beneficiaries, trust, deed, trustee

Haunted by Default Beneficiaries

Incorrect trust deeds remove a trust’s safety net
Join Stephen Harvey in looking at how incorrect trust deeds remove a trust’s safety net
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12/04/2017 | Matt Neibling structure, tax effective, event, property

Tax Events Series - Five Years On

Structuring tax-effective property transactions
Trung Vu, Redchip Taxation Associate, outlines how vital the facts are in determining whether a property transaction is a mere realisation of a capital asset or a profit-making undertaking
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20/02/2017 | Tax Events Tax, Event, Property, Transactions, Joint Ventures, Subdivision

Structuring Tax-Effective Property Transactions

Tax Events - Series One for 2017
The team at Acis welcomes you to join us at our first Tax Events seminar series for 2017. Held in conjunction with Redchip, this series will focus on helping your clients get the most out of their property transactions.
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20/02/2017 | Matt Neibling tax, risk, trust, deed

Acis All Areas February 2017

Don’t be a turkey in the year of the rooster
Unfortunately for some, the Year of Rooster may well be the Year of the Turkey! We’ve already seen a prime example of a firm relying on an automated, online document provider to amend a trust deed. The firm, and its clients, are now paying the price.
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17/02/2017 | Stephen Harvey unit trust, fixed trust

When a Unit Trust is Not a Fixed Trust

Why all trusts are not created equal
Join Stephen Harvey in looking at why all trusts are not created equal
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17/02/2017 | Stephen Harvey accounting advice, legal advice

Don’t Cross the Line

Accounting and legal advice don’t mix
It can sometimes be challenging to navigate the sensitivities of providing sound counsel to clients, and potentially stepping into the grey space dividing accounting from legal advice.
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17/02/2017 | Stephen Harvey risk, awareness

The Power of Yes

We’d be laughing if it wasn’t so serious
While we like to bang on about the risks inherent in using robotic or template service providers, this week we were presented with a prime example of what happens when human scrutiny plays no role in the production of documents.
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14/02/2017 | Tax Events Tax, Event, March 2017

Save the Date!

Series 1 of Tax Events is here
Be sure to mark your calendar, the first series of Acis and Redchip Tax Events for 2017 is coming this March!
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28/10/2016 | Acis risk, digital, savings, shareholder, agreements, buy back, shares, asset

Acis All Areas October 2016

When Cheap Isn't Cheerful part 2
This edition of Acis All Areas we look at part 2 of Matt's article looking at risks to which many owners, partners and managers are exposed, why burying your head in the sand doesn't avoid conflict and to buy back or to not buy back?
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26/10/2016 | Matthew Neibling risk, digital, savings

When Cheap Isn’t Cheerful (part 2)

The trade-off between over-stated savings and risk
Join Matt Neibling in part 2 of When Cheap Isn't Cheerful, looking at the trade-off between over-stated savings and risk
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26/10/2016 | Stephen Harvey shareholder, agreements, new business, investment

Burying Your Head in the Sand Doesn’t Avoid Conflict

Why shareholders’ agreements are vital
Stephen Harvey discusses why relationships are irrelevant but shareholders' agreements are not
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26/10/2016 | Stephen Harvey buy back, shares, company, asset

To Buy Back or Not to Buy Back

(With apologies to Hamlet)
Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses whether to buy back or not to buy back shares in a company as a precursor to deregistering the company
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26/10/2016 | Stephen Harvey geared unit trusts, SMSF

Don’t Be Fooled by Geared Unit Trusts

We’ve noticed some of our competitors are talking up what they call a “geared unit trust” as being suitable for SMSFs.
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26/10/2016 | Stephen Harvey constitutional change, share certificates, application for shares

Constitutional Change

We’ve recently made some changes to the signing requirements for constitutions and share certificates that save time for you and your clients.
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16/09/2016 | Stephen Harvey beneficiaries, trust deeds, settlor, notional settlor, notional settlor exclusion

Settlors as Beneficiaries?

Avoiding invalid trust distributions
Ever thought about having a settlor of a trust also act as a beneficiary? Stephen Harvey discusses the ramifications of this decision and the best practices that should be implemented.
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16/09/2016 | Stephen Harvey special purpose company, superannuation, Acis standard constitution

Finding Purpose in Special Purpose Companies

Don't be pushed into a special constitution
While views differ quite significantly throughout our industry regarding the meaning of "Special Purpose Superannuation Company", not everybody agrees. Join Stephen Harvey by delving into why companies can be nominated as a Special Purpose Superannuation Company and why its OK to refer to distribution rights.
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16/09/2016 | Matt Neibling beneficiaries, trust deeds, settlor, notional settlor, notional settlor exclusion

When Cheap Isn't Cheerful

The trust deed that ended my morning coffee
Join Matt Neibling in looking at when the race to remove human intervention isn't always key to a cheerful ending
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16/09/2016 | Shane Topping Acis client portal, client log-in

Single Account Log-In

The Acis client portal is being streamlined even further, with a change to client log-ins which enables seamless switching between your firm’s accounts.
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16/09/2016 | Matt Neibling trust deeds, beneficiaries, Acis client portal

Acis All Areas September 2016

When Cheap Isn't Cheerful
I don’t often choke on my morning coffee, but came close last week when our legal services team showed me a trust deed that had come into the office for review.
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06/09/2016 | Tax Events tax, seminar, restructuring solutions

Structured for Success

Tax Events - Series Two for 2016
The team at Acis welcomes you to join us at our second Tax Events seminar series for 2016. Held in conjunction with Redchip, this series will focus on restructuring solutions for greater success for your clients.
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22/08/2016 | Marcus Willey integration, ABR

ABN/TFN integration

Acis client portal is now integrated with abr.gov.au
New integration streamlines ABN/TFN applications.
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28/07/2016 | Stephen Harvey trust, assets

What State is Your Trust In?

Outer Mongolia Won't Cut it
Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses the applicable state laws regarding to trusts and what you must consider when you are nominating these.
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28/07/2016 | Stephen Harvey company, risk

What State is Your Company In?

Dealing with a Constitutional Hangover
You’ll notice that when applying to register a company, you must nominate a State or Territory in which it will be taken to be registered. Stephen Harvey discusses the many implications that follow with these decisions.
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28/07/2016 | Stephen Harvey trusts

The ABCs of Trusts

Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses the general rules and expectations of trusts, and the important things to remember when establishing an effective structure.
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28/07/2016 | Matt Neibling trusts, companies, risk, assets

Acis All Areas - July 2016

State of Play for Trusts and Companies
Acis All Areas this month is short and sweet as we know many of you are gearing up for the new financial year.
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16/06/2016 | Stephen Harvey Reinstatement, company, ASIC

Deregister in Haste and Repent at Leisure

Even the local kebab shop can't avoid the consequences
There can be significant consequences for deregistered companies that own valuable property or continue carrying on operations. Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses these consequences, and what they may mean for your clients.
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16/06/2016 | Stephen Harvey Corporations Act, tax, ASIC, directors

Clarity Around Resident Directors

Let the facts inform the decision
What exactly makes someone a resident director? That is the question the team at Acis hears quite frequently, and our Head of Legal Services, Stephen Harvey, clarifies the confusion around these deciding factors.
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16/06/2016 | Stephen Harvey UHC, ASIC, company

Ultimate Holding Companies

What you need to know
Stephen Harvey from Acis provides clarification around the an ultimate holding company (UHC), and whether is it necessary to have once in place.
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16/06/2016 | Stephen Harvey risk, assets, white paper

Are Your Clients Suffering From Separation Anxiety?

Complimentary Acis white paper available
Acis Separation Anxiety white paper
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16/06/2016 | Acis ASIC, fee, increases, 2016, financial

ASIC Fee Increases

Effective July 1, 2016
ASIC fee increase from July 1, 2016
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16/06/2016 | Matt Neibling white paper, directors, company, Reinstatement

Acis All Areas - June 2016

Forget the election, think about directors and holding companies
While many eyes are turned towards our Federal pollies in the coming weeks, our focus is on end of year reviews and effective standardisation of documents to improve efficiencies within your businesses.
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30/05/2016 | Acis deadline, ATO, LRBA, extension

ATO extends impending LRBA deadline

The ATO has extended the 30 June deadline for SMSF trustees looking to get their related party LRBAs on commercial terms.
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19/05/2016 | Stephen Harvey asset, risk, awareness, protection, structuring

White Paper: Separation Anxiety

The importance of separating risk from assets
How are your clients making sense of a world where half of their businesses and one-third of their marriages won’t last? What discussions are you having with them about maximising the value of their assets, whilst minimising the risk of losing them?
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28/04/2016 | Stephen Harvey NALI, LRBA, PCG

Stop The Presses

Urgent update on NALI and related party loans
Stephen Harvey summaries the recent developments on NALI and related party loans and what these important changes mean for you and your business.
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28/04/2016 | Stephen Harvey trust, family, tax

Considerations Before Making a Family Trust Election

Do the benefits outweigh the potential complexity?
One of the decisions many practitioners face when setting up a trust is whether or not to make a family trust election (FTE). Stephen Harvey discusses this in further detail.
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28/04/2016 | Stephen Harvey ATO, Reinstatement, company

Nowhere to Hide Behind Voluntary Deregistrations

Why the Commissioner pursues reinstatement
Whilst the Corporations Act provides a cheap and simple way to dispose of an unwanted company, the courts have powers under the Corporations Act 2001 to order reinstatement. Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses this in further detail.
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28/04/2016 | Matt Neibling deadline, NALI, LRBA

Acis All Areas - April 2016

Stop the Press on NALI and related party loans
It seems none of us can avoid reviewing LRBAs and related party loans, with the ATO releasing in mid-April a guidance that provides clarity around the terms that the ATO will accept as arm’s length. This is an important reminder ahead of the June 30 deadline which is just around the corner.
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17/03/2016 | Stephen Harvey SMSF, NALI, loans, deadline, EOFY

SMSFs Risking High Marginal Tax Rates

NALI and related party loans to be addressed by 30 June
With the upcoming 30 June deadline, care is required to address the possibility that the terms of related party loans could result in non-arm's length income ("NALI").
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17/03/2016 | Stephen Harvey property, superannuation, funds, related parties, SMSF

Can Super Funds Acquire Property or Fund Construction When Dealing With Related Parties?

Circumstances to consider before diving in
Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses the factors to consider when looking to purchase property assets through a self-managed super fund.
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17/03/2016 | Stephen Harvey electronic signatures, risk

Who Bears The Risk With Electronic Signatures?

Stephen Harvey of Acis revisits the law regarding the execution of documents by way of electronic signatures.
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17/03/2016 | Stephen Harvey LRBA, tax, risk, deadline

ATO to Clarify Related Party Loans and LRBAs

There has been some criteria provided by the ATO around what constitutes commercial terms. Stephen Harvey of Acis provides some commentary around these guidelines.
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17/03/2016 | Matt Neibling NALI, related parties, security, privacy, EOFY, UPEs

Acis All Areas - March 2016

SMSFs Risking High Marginal Tax Rates
Time to start getting the house in order (if you aren't already doing so) for June 30. As we all know, the ATO is sharpening its focus on loans to SMSFs, and we talk further in this issue of Acis All Areas about the risk of SMSFs being hit with higher marginal tax rates if related party loans are not on commercial terms.
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15/03/2016 | Tax Events UPEs, SBCGTC, tax

Small Business CGT Concessions and UPEs

Tax Events, Series 1 2016
Practical taxation matters that continue to bewilder
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04/02/2016 | Stephen Harvey deed amendments, trust deeds, appointor, guardian

The Devil is in the Detail When it Comes to Deed Amendments

Tips to consider before making amendments
Trustees have been put on notice as a result of the recent Mercanti v Mercanti case, which demonstrated the need to carefully read a deed when a trustee proposes to amend it. Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses four tips to remember to avoid a disaster when amending your clients' trust or business structures.
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04/02/2016 | Stephen Harvey LRBA, deadline, SMSF, NALI

30 June 2016 Deadline - Fix non-complying loans to SMSFs

Time to review LRBA arrangements
The ATO is sharpening its focus on loans made by related parties to an SMSF and has established a June 30 deadline to ensure such arrangements are consistent with an arm's length dealing.
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04/02/2016 | Stephen Harvey retention, documents, years, security, privacy

To File or Not to File

How long should business records be retained?
It is an age-old question that we hear quite frequently. How long should business records be retained? Stephen Harvey of Acis, discusses the practical considerations to take into account when deciding on the retention of policy.
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04/02/2016 | Matt Neibling deed, amendments, acis, deadline, compliance, tax

Acis All Areas - February 2016

Devil Is In The Detail With Deed Amendments
Welcome to 2016. The team at Acis has returned to the fray feeling energised, and focused on adding value to our clients' advisory arsenal.
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10/12/2015 | Unit Trust, Discretionary Trust, trust, perpetuity, superannuation

Acis All Areas - December 2015

Bridging the Gap
While we hope the champagne corks are about to be popped at your office, we know things aren't slowing down just yet! To round off a busy year, we thought it would be timely to recap on the articles that had the most impact on our clients in 2015.
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29/10/2015 | Matt Neibling pension, lump sum

Acis All Areas - October 2015

Pension or Lump Sum Payment?
This October issue of Acis All Areas, marks the first anniversary of the relaunch of the Acis brand in 2014. We thought it was timely to dive into the world of SMSFs this month, particularly given the Turnbull government's revisit of the Murray Financial System Enquiry.
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29/10/2015 | Stephen Harvey pension, lump sum, superannuation

Avoiding Confusion Over Super Payouts

Pension or lump sum payment?
The enquiry into the financial system by the Federal Government has created some question around how superannuation payments will be distributed in the future. Stephen Harvey provides you with some analysis around the current rules in relation to a SMSF's ability to pay benefits, before any changes to this rule occurs.
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29/10/2015 | Stephen Harvey QROPS, pension, UK, tax

The Brits put the "QROPS" Among the Pigeons

Changes to recognised overseas pension schemes
The UK tax authority ("HMRC") announced changes to some of the conditions for an Australian SMSF to be considered a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme ("QROPS"). Stephen Harvey summarises these changes, and identify's how it may effect you and your clients going forward.
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29/10/2015 | Stephen Harvey SMSF, trusts, deed, updates

Change is the New Norm

The benefits of deed consistency
The question often arises as to whether the trust deed for a self-managed superannuation fund needs to be updated regularly. The response is generally 'yes', however there are a few considerations to be aware of that Stephen Harvey touches on within this article.
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17/09/2015 | Stephen Harvey Superannuation, bankruptcy, assets

Super and the Slippery Slope of Bankruptcy

Protection of Assets and Super
Is your superannuation under threat when you become bankrupt? Stephen Harvey of Acis delves deeper into this topic, and provides answers to these ongoing questions.
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17/09/2015 | Stephen Harvey international business, tax, residency, source

Doing Business Overseas?

Residency and Tax Considerations
Following on from our recent Tax Events Seminar Series, Stephen Harvey of Acis touches on the tax implications of overseas residency.
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17/09/2015 | Stephen Harvey perpetuity, trusts

Why Wait and See May be the Best Approach

Another Look at Trust Perpetuity
Continuing with the theme of perpetuity's from our last issue, we now take a look at the Wait and See rule and delve deeper into the reality of how it works.
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17/09/2015 | Matt Neibling superannuation

Acis All Areas - September 2015

Super & The Slippery Slope
There's no doubting, particularly with the discussions about Australia's signing of a free trade agreement with China, that many businesses are considering international opportunities. One hot topic, which we've summarised in this issue, relates to the tax implications of residency that your clients should consider when doing business overseas.
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06/08/2015 | Stephen Harvey perpetuity, trust, rule

Does my Trust Have to Die?

What the perpetuity rule means for trusts
The rules relating to trusts, in particular the perpetuity rule, can sometimes be confusing. Stephen Harvey of Acis highlights some important considerations that may impact the advice given to your clients.
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06/08/2015 | Matthew Neibling tax, seminar

International Business for SMEs

Tax Events - Series Two dates announced
The team at Acis welcomes you to join us at our second Tax Events seminar series for 2015. Held in conjunction with redchip lawyers, this series will focus on Expanding Horizons: International Business for SMEs.
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06/08/2015 | Stephen Harvey trust, default beneficiaries

Valid by Default

Am I at risk if I don't name default beneficiaries?
Stephen Harvey from Acis shines a light into the potential risks of not having a default beneficiary in your trusts.
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06/08/2015 | Matt Neibling trusts, beneficiaries

Acis All Areas - August 2015

Do Trusts Need To Die?
We've seen plenty of technical queries coming through recently, particularly around the requirements of trusts. In this issue, we have highlighted some important considerations around these requirements, that may impact the advice given to your clients.
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26/06/2015 | Matthew Neibling ASIC

ASIC announces 1 July fee rises

Some Acis products are affected
ASIC fee increase from 1 July 2015.
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04/06/2015 | Stephen Harvey trust resolution, tax, deadline

June 30 Trust Resolution Deadline Only Days Away

Review now and avoid the pain later
Stephen Harvey of Acis, has prepared some key principles to keep in mind when preparing year end trust resolutions.
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04/06/2015 | Stephen Harvey compliance, unit trust, risk, fixed trust

Are You Playing by The Rules With Your Unit Trusts?

Recent case study illustrates potential vulnerabilities
Understanding the rules and regulations around the proper use of unit trusts, is vital when reviewing your clients' structures in the lead up to June 30.
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04/06/2015 | Stephen Harvey Unit Trust Checklist, tools, tax

Another Tool in The Kit

New Acis Unit Trust Checklist now available
Following in the successful footsteps of the Discretionary Trust Checklist, we have released our newest tool, the Unit Trust Checklist.
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04/06/2015 | Matt Neibling tax, deadline, discretionary trust, unit trust, checklist

Acis All Areas - June 2015

June 30 Deadline Looming
With the June 30 deadline looming, this issue of Acis All Areas is focused around some tools and tips you can use when reviewing your clients' trusts in the lead up to June 30.
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01/06/2015 | Ashley Priest tax, super, estate, planning

Facing the Future Seminar

Picnic Point, Toowoomba - Wednesday, 10 June 2015
The Acis team welcomes you to join us at our Facing the Future Tax & Super seminar hosted in conjunction with MGD Wealth.
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27/05/2015 | Stephen Harvey Discretionary trust, risk

What are the risks in using Discretionary Trusts?

Video
Discretionary Trusts are an excellent tool for business structuring, however they are often poorly setup or used incorrectly, which could cause issues for your clients.

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16/04/2015 | Stephen Harvey tax

Beware Part IVA

Useful lessons from Track's case
Stephen Harvey discusses the outcomes of the recent decision of Track and Ors v Commissioner of Taxation case, and how it can potentially impact you and your business practises.
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16/04/2015 | Stephen Harvey checklist, discretionary trust

Bridging the Gap Between Awareness and Action

Our new Discretionary Trust Checklist
Risk in our industry comes in many guises and, at worst, its realisation may threaten the very existence of your business.
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16/04/2015 | Mark Lowis LRBA, GST

Federal Government finally gets its act together

"Look-Through" tax treatment for LRBAs soon to be legislated
Since the introduction of the Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangement (LRBA) regime for SMSFs, many advisers have grappled with the correct income tax treatment for these arrangements.
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16/04/2015 | Stephen Harvey discretionary trusts, tax

How can advisers identify areas of risk in their Discretionary Trusts?

Video
Stephen Harvey outlines a useful tool developed by Acis to help you identify areas of risk in your clients' Discretionary Trusts.

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16/04/2015 | Matt Neibling LRBA, tax events, discretionary trusts, checklist

Acis All Areas - April 2015

Bridging the Gap
Following the conclusion of the Tax Event series, Director of Acis, Matt Neibling discusses our recent tools that have been developed to help you bridge the gap between awareness and action.
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12/02/2015 | Stephen Harvey risk, trust, deed

Exterminate! Exterminate!

The risks of letting robots run the show
Risk comes in many forms, and our primary focus at Acis is to manage and mitigate these risks to ensure any potential harm can be eliminated before it is too late. Stephen Harvey of Acis, discusses this more in depth in the following article.
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12/02/2015 | Stephen Harvey eCommerce, digital,

Your Signature Counts

Electronic signatures - why take the risk?
With e-commerce and digital business exploding, moves have been made to open the door to the use of electronic signatures on legal documents.
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12/02/2015 | Matt Neibling risk, awareness, electronic signatures, trust, deed

Acis All Areas - February 2015

Uncovering the Unseen risks
Director of Acis, Matt Neibling, discusses the areas of risk and potential risk encountered by many practitioners in the market.
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10/12/2014 | Stephen Harvey trust, deed, risk

Why Risk It?

Accounting firms are not regularly checking trust deeds
Can you recall the last time your clients' trust deeds were reviewed? This article highlights the potential risks that can come from not reviewing and updating clients' trust deeds.
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10/12/2014 | Stephen Harvey secretaries, compliance

Company Secretaries

Why every new company needs one
The need for a company secretary is increasingly becoming pivotal for sole director companies. See why Australian banks are adopting this view, and how it may impact your firm.
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10/12/2014 | Shane Topping trust, deed

All May Not Be Lost

Even your trust deeds
Shane Topping of Acis highlights the many things to consider when looking at the potential impacts involved when replacing a lost trust document.
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10/12/2014 | Matt Neibling risk, trust, secretaries

Acis All Areas - December 2014

Why take the risk with your trusts?
Welcome to the first edition of Acis All Areas, where we will discuss our take on the latest industry news and updates.
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20/10/2014 | Stephen Harvey trustees

New ATO Penalty Regime

SMSFs must consider Corporate Trustees
Stephen Harvey of Acis, discusses the new regimes for SMSF trustees to be handed down by the ATO from 1 July 2014.
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14/10/2014 | Shane Topping hints, website, help

The Acis website

Helpful hints
Read here for some helpful hints to use our new Acis website.
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06/04/2014 | corporate, trustee

Why use a Corporate Trustee

There are varying reasons as to why you should use a corporate trustee in your SMSF.
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09/06/2011 | Stephen Harvey trusts, power of attorney

Settling Trusts Under Power of Attorney

Acis has established many thousands of trusts using the Power of Attorney service. Stephen Harvey of Acis, discusses the many advantages around using this method of trust establishment.
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| Matt Neibling trust deeds, beneficiaries, Acis client portal

Acis All Areas September 2016

When Cheap Isn't Cheerful
I don’t often choke on my morning coffee, but came close last week when our legal services team showed me a trust deed that had come into the office for review.
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