Farewell to our retiring Senior Partner

Jul 5, 2017

On Friday 30 June, Roberts & Morrow said goodbye to retiring Senior Partner, Simon Croft, after 23 years with the firm. Simon completed a Computing and Accounting degree in Lismore before beginning his career in Brisbane, where he met his wife Susan. They married in 1995 and settled in Armidale. Simon became a Chartered Accountant... View Article Read More

With the FBT year end upon us it is time to focus on these reporting obligations.

Mar 30, 2017

The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ends on 31 March 2017 and FBT Returns are due and payable by 21 May 2017, including nil returns, if appropriate. As an employer, you should consider all benefits provided to employees or associates during the FBT year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. If a benefit can... View Article Read More

ATO Business Portal Access Options

Dec 20, 2016

The epic battle between browser and user has taken a happy turn in favour of the user. AUSkeys are used by business owners and managers to access the ATO Business Portal in order to communicate securely with the ATO. Issues have been arising from AUSkey’s incompatibility with certain web browsers. To address this, the ATO... View Article Read More

What does Brexit mean for the financial markets?

Jul 21, 2016

On Friday 24 June news came through that Britain had voted to ‘Leave’ the European Union (EU) 52 – 48 per cent. But the debate about the implications for economies and financial markets is just beginning. For an overview of what this may mean for you take a look at this special edition ‘Market Watch’ from Count... View Article Read More

It’s time to lodge your tax return

Jul 21, 2016

As the new financial year commences consider getting in early with your 2015-16 tax return information so you can lodge this sooner rather than later. A reminder of documents you may need to compile to complete your tax return: Payment Summaries from your employer and Department of Human Services; Interest & dividend statements; Annual tax statements &... View Article Read More

Take care with Binding Death Benefit Nominations

Feb 9, 2016

A recent Queensland Supreme Court case highlights the importance of ensuring that your binding death benefit nomination (BDBN) complies with the requirements of the trust deed for your self managed superannuation fund (SMSF). Read More

Are you ready to take control of your financial situation?

Feb 4, 2016

You may be one of the millions who made a resolution this year – are you going to take action to make it a reality? If taking control of your finances is on the top of your list, these tips will help you on your way. Read More

Changes to car allowances

Feb 4, 2016

Employers are reminded that if you pay staff a car allowance, you need to withhold tax on any amount you pay that is more than 66 cents per kilometre from July 1, 2015. Read More