Our September 2014 Newsletter


Impact of mining tax repeal on small businesses

The key election promise to repeal the mining tax has finally passed through the Senate, and received Royal Assent on 5 September. Unfortunately the repeal bill included backdating the abolition of some key business tax concessions.

Click here to find out what these are.

Cyber-attacks – What can happen if you open that spam email!

It has come to our attention that there is a new batch of significant and sophisticated virus software (malware) doing the rounds and everyone should be as cautious as possible.

Click here for a list of precautions you should be taking.

International Investments – can your SMSF buy an overseas property?

The short answer is yes, providing certain criteria are met by the SMSF.

To find out what these criteria are, click here.

Which structure is best for you? – Partnerships

In our continuing series of reviews on business structures we now turn our attention to partnerships. Partnerships are relationships between partners carrying on a business in common with a view to profit.

Click here for a look at how you could benefit from this structure.

Client Surveys – keep an eye out

As you know, we believe our clients are the driving force behind our business. In an effort to continually improve our services to you, we have designed a survey so we can get some feedback from you on how we measure up as your business advisors.

During October we will be sending out this short, 2-3 minute survey to get some feedback from you. We’d love your input and would greatly appreciate if you could take the time to complete the survey. You will have the opportunity to remain anonymous should you wish to do so. Alternatively you can add your name at the end and, if you have any concerns with our service, we will be able to address this to ensure any issues are sorted out.


Speak when you are angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.

– Laurence J. Peter

*Correct as of September 2014

*Disclaimer – this article has been produced by Kreston Stanley Williamson as a service to its clients and associates. The information contained in the article is of general comment only and is not intended to be advice on any particular matter. Before acting on any areas contained in this article, it is imperative you seek specific advice relating to your particular circumstances. Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.

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