Business Succession strategies

Business Succession strategies give peace of mind A recent report conducted cooperatively by the major accounting firm KPMG with Family Business Australia, reveals that there is a high degree of satisfaction experienced by most small (family) business owners, it also identified that the absence of adequate business succession strategies is a source of concern. The report also identified a number of business strengths. A major threat to the longevity and success [...]

By |2020-08-12T20:33:16+10:00November 15, 2013|Wealth Management|0 Comments

Business Succession planning critical

Why business succession planning? Business Succession Planning is an important way to provide peace of mind and the comfort of financial independence to the family, partners and business stakeholders of the entrepreneur in control of the business. It ensures that there is an orderly process prescribed for ownership/ governance succession that provides for it to continue following the departure of (one of) the current owner(s). At its simplest, business succession is the act [...]

Partnership Shareholder Agreements

Why have partnership/ shareholder agreements? Partnership/ shareholder agreements provide a level of comfort and confidence to co-owners; and to other stakeholders in a business. When businesses are being established, owners usually undertake extensive research and due diligence processes to satisfy themselves that the investment (of time, energy, emotion and finances) is going to achieve nominated outcomes. This is all part of business planning: it can be argued that the agreements reached in [...]

By |2019-04-09T12:12:58+10:00January 14, 2010|Estate Planning, Wealth Management|0 Comments

Dividend Imputation and Franking Credits

What is dividend imputation? When shareholders receive dividends, they are essentially treated as having received a distribution of the pre-tax profits of the company. Accordingly, they must include in their assessable income the actual amount of the dividend received plus the amount of company tax paid on that dividend (referred to as the ‘grossed up dividend’, or dividend imputation). However, to ensure the dividend is not taxed twice, (initially in [...]

By |2017-07-31T15:43:15+10:00August 27, 2009|Investment Strategies, Wealth Management|8 Comments
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