The Koustas Oracle

The Koustas ORAcle is our BLOG of latest news, tax round up and client newsletter.

02 June, 2016 Issue #43 - Buying or selling property? The 1 july tax problem you didn't know you had

New rules to prevent foreign residents avoiding tax when they sell Australian property will affect everyone buying or selling property with a market value of $2 million or more from 1 July 2016. Many transactions involving shares in a company or units in a trust will also be caught.
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10 May, 2016 Issue #42 | Growing to death

A warning on bank advice and a timely reminder of the growth paradox: how even mature businesses can grow to death.
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30 March, 2016 Issue #40 - FBT 2016 & Collectibles held by SMSF's

This month we highlight and discuss the looming deadline on how collectibles held by SMSF's will need to be treated post-1 July 2016 and also, we give you the things you need to know in terms of managing FBT from 1 April 2016 and onwards
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04 February, 2016 Issue #39 - How do you create certainty in uncertain times?

So - how do you create certainty in uncertain times? Much of what we do personally to grow and protect our wealth, and commercially for the businesses we manage is subject to unpredictability and change. We look at the implications of change on you, your business and your superannuation.
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04 December, 2015 Issue #38 | Merry Christmas

In this issue, we outline our top tips for a generous and tax effective Christmas season for your customers, your team, Christmas parties, gifts for staff, and for you. In somewhat of a switch-up, our Quote of the Month is not only with us again – but it also leads off this edition. Difficult to argue or find fault with the sentiment.
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11 November, 2015 Issue #37 | Business Structuring And Investment Opportunities In China

In this issue, we outline then examine the many ways in which your business structure may be holding you back and also, discuss the opportunities, investment and appetite in China. Finally, our Quote of the Month is with us again too.
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08 October, 2015 Issue #36 | Capital Gains & Property: The Top Questions And Answers

This month, we outline the common CGT and property questions clients always ask and also, what can go wrong with your SMSF trust deed and of course, our Quote of the Month is with us again.
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22 September, 2015 Issue #35 | What now for the GST?

The former Treasurer, Joe Hockey, raised the ‘idea’ of personal tax cuts but are we really going to pay less tax any time soon? And, fifteen years after the introduction of the GST in Australia debate still rages over what should be taxed and whether the GST rate should increase. This month - we look at the key areas of change in relation to GST. We also address the much asked question of whether your SMSF should buy property in the USA.
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