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Tax Alert - February 2020

All of the latest tax news for February 2020. This Alert addresses ATO time limit ruling, bushfire lodgments, $10,000 cash payment limit and more.

AASB 16 Leases - how to prepare for the new standard

AASB 16 Leases brings significant change to lease accounting for lessees as most leases will now need to be recognised on a lessee’s balance sheet. This five-part series will help you prepare for the new standard. It includes examples and diagrams for reference.

The Bottom Line Issue 4

The Bottom Line aims to keep you in the loop with all the latest accounting and financial reporting developments, and the potential impact they may have on your business.

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Managing Partner

James Hooper

Business Advisory Services


James is the managing partner of the Adelaide firm. A partner in the Business Advisory Services division, he has extensive experience advising small and medium businesses on structuring, tax planning and cash flow optimisation. James has particular expertise in the wine sector with a number of clients across Australia’s different winery regions.


Ben Fock

Business Advisory Services, Audit & Assurance


Ben manages a number of large audit and business advisory clients. Based in the Wollongong firm, he believes in a hands-on approach to his work. As such, he specialises in industries in which he has attained relevant skills and knowledge. Ben has been closely involved with and supported the Wollongong City Surf Lifesaving Club and other local community organisations.


Kirstin Stewart

Business Advisory Services


Kirstin develops strong relationships with her clients advising across a range of accounting, management, taxation, succession and estate planning issues. As a partner in the Perth firm, she has experience in providing business advisory services to many different types of clients. Kirstin is an Accredited Adviser and Member of Family Business Australia.


Michelle Warren

Financial Reporting


Michelle provides leadership on financial reporting matters across the HLB Mann Judd Australasian network.


John Woodhouse

Business Advisory Services


John has over 30 years accounting experience working with a multitude of businesses across a wide variety of industries. Now focused primarily on professional partnerships and family businesses, John utilises his extensive knowledge to work with his clients to manage both the operational and strategic components of their business.


Michael Hutton

Wealth Management


Michael is a partner in Sydney’s Personal Wealth Management division. He has been recognised as a leading practitioner in personal wealth management, with a particularly high level of expertise in the establishment and management of self-managed super funds. Michael is often quoted in country’s leading major daily newspapers and regularly presents at professional superannuation and wealth management seminars.

HLB Mann Judd named 2020 Client Choice Awards finalist

HLB Mann Judd named 2020 Client Choice Awards finalist

HLB Mann Judd has been shortlisted in four award categories in the 2020 Client Choice Awards. This includes Best Accounting & Consulting Services Firm (revenue $50m-$200m).

Partner appointments for Adelaide and Wollongong

Partner appointments for Adelaide and Wollongong

HLB Mann Judd has appointed Travis Rickard as partner in Adelaide and Paul Apolloni as partner in Wollongong.

Deductions no longer available for holding vacant land

Deductions no longer available for holding vacant land

Effective from 1 July 2019, deductions for costs associated with holding vacant land will be denied for individuals, non-listed trusts and self-managed superannuation funds.

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