Knowledge Shop® White Papers

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This is where you can download Knowledge Shop's current and past white papers, or as we like to call it, cool free stuff.
Knowledge Shop members, you have access to all of these and so much more on the member-only website.
White paper: Tax changes
for SBEs and property investors

This white paper brings you up to date on the changes impacting on the company tax rate and franking rate for dividends, the expanded scope of the SBE concessions as well as key changes that will impact on property investors.


White Paper The New Small Business Company Tax Rate Rules

How to access the reduced company tax rate in 2017 and 2018 onwards, what ‘carrying on a business’ means and, with so many variables, how the maximum franking rate rules work in real life.


White Paper The New
Small Business Company Tax
Rate Rules

The company tax rate rules for the 2017 income year are different to the rules that will apply for the 2018 income year onwards. This white paper covers the practical issues.


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Top 10 Super Reform Questions

The Super Reform Top 10 Q&As highlight the key issues faced by accountants and advisers tackling the new super environment.


We cover the practical issues around the transfer balance cap, CGT relief, timing and more!

Budget 2017-18 - The Adviser's Edit
The Balancing Act

This Budget delivers a series of measures that attempt to please as many people as possible.  But, the devil is in the detail with additional compliance for couriers and cleaners, tightening of the small business CGT rules, depreciation changes and more.


White Paper
Tax Treatment of Website Expenditure

The ATO has released its ruling on the tax treatment of expenses incurred by a business for commercial websites - the ruling takes a very different approach to previous guidance in this area.  This white paper explores the issues and outcomes.


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White Paper
Recent Developments in Tax

Focusing on recent developments that impact on small to medium business owners, this white paper is the ultimate quick guide to recent and impending developments in tax and what these changes mean in practice.


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White Paper The small business restructure roll-over rules in practice

The small business restructure roll-over rules enable small businesses to restructure their business operations without triggering adverse implications under the income tax system. 

However, there are a number of strict conditions that must be met to ensure that tax relief can actually apply.

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White paper Property
Alert: the 1 July

Anyone selling 'property' - including shares - may be affected by new withholding tax rules that came into effect on 1 July 2016. 


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White Paper GST
The Right Way

The GST system presents many traps for the unwary (and sometimes for the wary too).  Putting aside the basic rules for GST liabilities and input tax credits, there are a wide range of situations where the GST treatment can be different to what clients and their advisers might expect.


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White paper Forgiven Debts

When a loan or debt is waived or forgiven this can trigger a range of complex tax issues for the parties involved.


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White Paper
Tax & Dividends

A work through of the problem areas that can arise when clients are paying dividends.


This white paper explores:

  • Share buy-backs
  • Franking deficit tax
  • The benchmark franking rules, and
  • The ATO disclosure rules.


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