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Webinar: Structuring Tax-Effective Property Transactions

With almost three quarters of Australians owning real property, clients will be turning to you – their accountant – to discuss the structuring and tax implications of disposal, sub-division or development opportunities.

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Geography no protection for trade marks

Evolving technology and globalisation are helping to bring more innovative and unique ideas to life. But at the same time, they are creating an ideal environment for opportunistic businesses or individuals to exploit a business’s competitive advantage for their own benefit.

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Estate Planning transitions to the digital era

Years of frustration about the gap between protecting wealth and finalising Estate Plans recently bore fruit when a group of lawyers and advisers launched Yodal, Australia’s most comprehensive Estate Planning platform.

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How can a robot deliver advice?

You already know my position on the over-use of “disruption” in the business world. Now I am adding robo-advice to my list of catchphrases to question.

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Webinar: Transfer of IP in a business sale

Intellectual property may not be as tangible as plant, property and equipment, but for many businesses its value exceeds the dollars on a balance sheet. When it comes to selling a business, IP can have a critical impact on the success of the deal for your clients.

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How vulnerable are Aussie brands?

Your brand is the first thing your customers recognise you for, and the last thing they remember. Redchip hosted a gathering recently to share our ideas about an important conversation we believe business advisers should be having with their clients.

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What’s in a name?

Despite what many people think when starting up a business, the simple act of registering a business, company or domain name does not provide any proprietary rights.

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New Foreign Acquirers Duty

On 1 October 2016, the new Chapter 4 of the Duties Act 2001 (Qld) (the Act) introduced the Additional Foreign Acquirers Duty (AFAD). As with any new legislation it comes laden with detail, which can be difficult to wade through and understand the impacts for you or your clients.

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Purchasing as trustee

Reap the benefits, not the consequences! Trusts and self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are becoming increasingly popular structures for the purchase of properties, particularly where investment properties are concerned.

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Avoid getting sued

Five tips for real estate agents to stay out of the firing line. Real estate is a tough game, with tough rules. For agents, this means that there are a lot of ways you can slip up and potentially land yourself, and your agency, in hot water.