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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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 | 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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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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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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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 discretionary trusts, tax

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

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