5 common mistakes to avoid for your employee share scheme

By William Buck on 05/08/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos It’s fair to say that creating and maintaining an employee share scheme is outside the field of expertise of most startup founders. Because of this and the inherent complexity involved, we are often asked to resolve issues which, with a little discipline...
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How to nail your startup employee share scheme in 5 steps

By William Buck on 05/08/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos Given the critical importance of attracting, retaining and incentivising key talent to the success of a startup, the merits of employee share and options schemes are well-accepted within the tech sector. It has become almost obligatory for startups and scaleups to set...
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Go global – flip-ups for Australian startups and scaleups

By William Buck on 05/08/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos 'Go-global’ is one of the most oft-repeated mantras in the Australian tech sector – and for good reason. To realise the true potential of a startup or scaleup tech company, going global is practically expected by its stakeholders. When a company...
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Impact of digital tax policies on Australian technology companies

By Alex Zinzopoulos on 05/08/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

As digital services businesses continue to replace bricks-and-mortar retailers, many governments are grappling with how they can collect their share of tax from these businesses’ profits.  Existing tax laws are not always sufficient to appropriately tax digital activities, leading to a belief that there is a mismatch between where the...
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Digital but Disruptive – what are our Regulatory Considerations?

By William Buck on 05/08/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Cryptocurrency and its underlying Blockchain technology have created an era of technological disruption. Products of this disruption include the creation of new types of assets which struggle to fit into existing frameworks defining tangible and intangible assets. Until accounting standards are adapted or created to specifically consider these new types...
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Tax planning and the R&D Incentive

By Alex Zinzopoulos on 05/08/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Background The Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive was introduced by the government to encourage businesses to conduct research and development activities that are likely to benefit the wider Australian economy. By way of background, companies carrying on eligible R&D activities may be entitled to a tax offset when they...
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