Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Changes to the Main Residence CGT Exemption for Foreign Residents

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

An important change to the CGT main residence exemption for foreign residents was recently passed. As this will significantly impact a number of our clients, we provide some detail below. Who is Impacted? This change will impact individuals who are foreign residents for tax purposes, and who will be selling their main residential property in Australia. Previously, these individuals were... Read more

Discretionary Trusts Should Be Reviewed for Foreign Person Surcharges

Written by Andrew O'Donnell, Director - Edney Ryan Legal

If you are a trustee of a discretionary trust, and you hold (or intend to hold) residential land in NSW in the trust, then it is important you are aware of foreign person surcharges which may inadvertently apply. Foreign Person Residential Property Surcharges in NSW In NSW, residential land held by foreign persons attracts an 8% surcharge purchaser duty and... Read more

Changes to Single Touch Payroll Now in Effect

Written by Evelyn Christian, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Mandatory Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting for all Australian business owners commenced from July 1 of this year. While STP reporting for businesses with 20 or more employees has been in effect for over a year, from July 1st businesses that employ 19 or less employees also need to report via STP. While the way employees are paid won’t change,... Read more

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, with projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies expected to exceed $532 million by the end of the year. It is important to be vigilant both in our personal lives, and in business. For Businesses – We have adopted the following measures and processes within... Read more

We’ve just published our latest Tax and Super Quick Reference Guide. If you’d like to receive a copy, please provide your mailing address to marketing@edneyryan.com.au.  

What’s New With Super – An Update on Recent Changes

Written by Kate O'Brien, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Wealth Management

The new financial year has heralded some big changes to superannuation legislation. New laws include several measures designed to better protect your retirement savings, so they aren’t eroded by fees and insurance premiums. They also include some significant opportunities for those in early retirement. To help you better understand what this means for your retirement savings, we’ve outlined some of... Read more

Evelyn Christian Appointed Director

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Evelyn Christian to Director, Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants. This important appointment for our business and our clients is a result of Evelyn’s considerable expertise, demonstrated commitment to client service and dedication to the growth of our business. With more than 15 years at Edney Ryan, Evelyn contributes a wealth of knowledge and... Read more

Changes to Single Touch Payroll

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

In February, the Federal Government passed legislation to extend Single Touch Payroll reporting to include all small employers (those with 19 employees or less). What Is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll (STP or One Touch Payroll) is an ATO initiative that encourages more frequent salary reporting. Through this initiative, employers will report: Payments (salaries and wages) PAYG withholdings; and... Read more

The 2019 Federal Budget and the Government’s Great Irony

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

There’s never been a budget delivered as close to a Federal Election as that presented last night by Treasurer Frydenberg. Credit where its due – the nation is forecast to return a budget surplus for the first time in more than twelve years. The government’s sound economic management has the nation back in the black (with recent help from the strengthening... Read more

An Ethical Business Perspective on the Royal Commission Findings

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has now concluded with the final report tabled earlier this week. I would like to share our perspective from the Edney Ryan Group, particularly on the most recent recommendations regarding the mortgage broking industry and reiterate our stance on ethical business conduct. We introduced Edney Ryan Mortgage... Read more