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Article Superannuation rate increase With another super rate increase from 1 July 2024, make sure salary reviews are completed and your payroll is up to date. From 1 July 2024, the superannuation guarantee (SG) rate will increase from 11% to 11.5%, increasing the compulsory superannuation payments employers make to their employees. The 0.5% increment will continue on 1 July […] 10/05/2024
State Budget VIC State Budget 2024/25 The Victorian State Budget 2024/25 seeks to address the inflationary and interest rate pressures and focuses on health and education spending. With high debt levels, Treasurer Tim Pallas has curbed infrastructure expenditure with property taxes set to increase. Key takeaways What does the State Budget mean for you? Property & infrastructure Payroll Tax Contributors William […] 09/05/2024
Article Build to Rent investment legislation released, designed to ease Australia’s housing shortfall The much-anticipated draft Build to Rent (BTR) legislation has been released for consultation, intended to significantly boost Australian developments in order to help ease Australia’s significant housing shortfall. The SW Property & Infrastructure team are at the forefront of key changes and impacts related to BTR and the proposed legislation. Our submission to Treasury will […] 11/04/2024
Webinar Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform webinar The Victorian Commercial and Industrial Property (CIPT) Tax Reform is the most significant Victorian property tax reform in more than 30 years. Anyone looking to buy or sell commercial or industrial property should stay informed. SW is delighted to invite you to our Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform webinar where our experts will share […] 09/04/2024
Federal Budget Federal Budget 2024/25 Business Webinar Discover the Hidden Gems of the Federal Budget 2024/25. What will it deliver to support you, your business and your industry? With global inflationary pressures, high interest rates and the cost of living crunch, businesses and individuals alike find themselves navigating through challenging conditions. These economic conditions require strategic foresight and adaptive measures from the […] 09/04/2024
Firm news Media release | SW announces new partner appointment – Christine Krause SW Accountants & Advisors (SW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Krause as a Director in our Risk Advisory and Internal Audit team. “We are thrilled to be able to attract such quality talent in Christine. This not only demonstrates our commitment to supporting our clients’ needs, but also to our culture that […] 04/04/2024
Article Victorian Property Tax Reform The new Victorian Commercial and Industrial Property Tax (CIPT) will impact  property purchases after 1 July 2024. This is a significant change to transition away from stamp duty for commercial and industrial property. There are numerous complexities in the proposed legislation. The Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform Bill 2024 was introduced into the Victorian […] 26/03/2024
Firm news Media release | SW Finalist for the 7th Consecutive Year in Beaton’s Client Choice Awards, taking out three spots For the seventh consecutive year, SW has been recognised as a finalist in Beaton’s Client Choice Awards, solidifying its position as one of the leading accounting and consulting firms across Australia and New Zealand. This year, SW proudly secured three finalist spots, reflecting its unwavering commitment to excellence in client service and innovation. CEO Duane […] 22/03/2024
Events Tax Chat webinar series Explore the latest in the world of taxation in our Tax Chat webinar series. Join us for three engaging sessions on the most recent tax rulings, cases and key developments shaping the tax landscape. During these sessions, our newest Tax Partners, Kirsty McDonnell and Vanessa Priest, will be discussing all things tax- including updates to […] 21/03/2024
Article China proposes mandatory Sustainability reporting for listed companies China is proposing mandatory sustainability reporting for listed companies, potentially impacting Australian subsidiaries of Chinese firms and Australian investors. Draft guidelines unveiled in February mandate sustainability reporting for companies listed on the Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing Stock Exchanges. This move aligns with global trends as jurisdictions worldwide increasingly require sustainability and climate related reporting. Guideline […] 15/03/2024
Article AusNet decision | CGT Rollover relief & ‘nothing else’ The decision in AusNet Services Limited v Commissioner of Taxation [2024] FCA 90 has been handed down and could be a win for taxpayers with its impact on the  ‘nothing else’ criteria for CGT rollover relief. AusNet Services Limited faced a distinct challenge in trying to extricate themselves from a previously chosen rollover relief election, […] 13/03/2024
Events Sustainability Reporting webinar series Discover the latest in sustainability reporting through our Sustainability Reporting webinar series. Join us for three insightful sessions exploring the newest trends and advancements in the field. During the session, our experts will provide insights and actionable knowledge that will empower your organisation to navigate the evolving landscape of sustainability reporting: Session details Webinar 1 […] 08/03/2024
Firm news Media release | SW announces new partners appointment – Vanessa Priest & Kirsty McDonnell SW Accountants & Advisors (SW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Priest and Kirsty McDonnell as Tax Partners in our growing Sydney office. “We are thrilled to welcome Vanessa and Kirsty to our Sydney office,” said Mr Duane Rogers, CEO. “Their combined expertise and leadership qualities will undoubtedly strengthen our team and enhance […] 07/03/2024
Article Revised draft for Australian public country-by-country reporting Recently, the Treasury released a revised exposure draft (ED) proposing to require certain large multinational enterprises to publicly report selected tax information on a country-by-country basis effective on or after 1 July 2024. On 12 February 2024, the Treasury released the revised exposure draft (ED) and explanatory materials (EM), collectively referred to as ‘Revised Draft […] 27/02/2024
Article ATO issues final risk guideline on Intangibles migration arrangements The Practical Compliance Guideline (PCG) 2024/1 (the Guideline) has been released with ATO poised to dedicate resources towards scrutinising cross-border related party intangible arrangements. As a result taxpayers will face increased disclosure and self-evidence requirements. After a nearly three-year wait[1], the ATO finalised the risk guideline targeting cross-border related party arrangements (collectively referred to as […] 13/02/2024
Events Corporate Tax Update Join our 2024 Corporate Tax update seminar to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments in corporate and international income tax. Our online seminar will be delivered in an interactive format with SW expert Daren Yeoh, Tax Director, Antony Cheung, Senior Tax Manager and Yang Shi, Tax Director. Our speakers will equip […] 12/02/2024