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  • Tax and Business Advisory

    Tax and Business Advisory

    CNS Partners provides the full suite of tax and business advisory services essential to your business reaching its goals.
  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds

    Self Managed Superannuation Funds

    Knowledgeable advice and quality service are crucial to the protection and growth of your retirement savings.
  • Financial Planning

    Financial Planning

    Our focus is on offering advice, not selling products! We work out your goals, personal preferences and attitude to risk then come up with a plan and help you implement it, working alongside you all along the way.
  • Corporate Compliance

    Corporate Compliance

    Failure to comply with Corporations Law creates the risk of penalties being imposed. CNS Partners can relieve this burden for you.

Newsletter Archives

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CNS Partners Newsletter December 2013
Why do I need Financial Advice? Deductions - Individual Tax Return
Self Managed Superannuation - Taking The Wheel Construction Industry - Reporting Requirements

Welcome to Issue One of our monthly newsletter-CNS News. Our aim for the monthly newsletters is to provide an insight into some interesting topics relating to the tax, superannuation and financial planning industry. We hope this monthly newsletter helps with questions you may have (and have not asked) and highlights areas you may not know we specialize in. We encourage all of our clients to please let us know if there are any areas of interest that you would like to know more about and would enjoy reading about. Happy reading.


Why do I need Financial Advice?

Failing to plan is planning to fail, according to the old cliche. But who can I trust and what do I actually need? What exactly is financial planning, or financial advice? How can it help me?

Self Managed Superannuation - Taking The Wheel

Besides the family home, superannuation is often the largest asset for most Australians. So choosing the right super solution for you can make a real difference to your retirement lifestyle. 

Deductions - Individual Tax Return

Most people understand the basic tax components of income and expenses, however, what some of you may not know is what you are able to specifically claim as a deduction. Here are some helpful tips on some deductions you may not be aware of but are eligible to claim.

Construction Industry - Reporting Requirements

A change to the reporting requirements for businesses in the building and construction sector is about to become a reality from July 1, 2012.


The new 'Taxable Payments Report' will require operators to report on certain payments made to contractors. The Tax Office says data from the Taxable Payments Report will improve compliance and detect contractors who have either not lodged returns or not included all of their income.

Upcoming Key Dates

21 December - Due date  for lodgment of activity statements for reporting and payment of GST, wine equalisation tax and luxury car tax by monthly GST reporters. PAYG amounts withheld from payments during November 2013 by medium PAYG withholders

CNS Partners Newsletter Special Bulletin


ATO Scam Emails

If you've received an email claiming to be from the ATO, you have likely been the target of fraud. We've seen numerous cases in the past few months of clients receiving emails asking for personal details. These emails can sometimes be surprisingly realistic. It is important to understand that the ATO never communicates via email. For more info, check out the blog, or the ATO website.

CNS Partners Newsletter Christmas2013
Christmas Deductions What's the Plan after Christmas?
Contribution Clarity Selling Your Business?

Well, it's been a massive year at CNS Partners. As we wind down to the end of 2013, we can't believe how far we've come since January. This year brought us a new and improved website, a few great additions to our staff, and most exciting of all, the fruition of our Financial Planning service.

Our newsletters will continue to roll out in 2014 as we aim to provide useful insights for all of our clients. Make sure to visit the website and blog regularly to keep up with the latest updates from our industry.
We hope that your year has been equally productive, and wish you all a relaxing Christmas break and a fruitful New Year.


CNS Financial Solutions

We opened the doors of CNS Financial Solutions on the 1st of July this year. Since then we've seen a steady flow of clients satisfied with our 'do things differently' approach to financial planning. The team, led by Alan, has a focus on offering advice not selling products. We sincerely thank all our clients for their continued support and look forward to working with all existing and new clients in the New Year.
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Christmas Deductions

With summer well and truly upon us, many business owners will be spreading the Christmas cheer with staff and clients. With this in mind, it is important to consider the possible tax implications of providing these benefits.

What's the Plan after Christmas?

The festive season is upon us and hopefully a good time will be had by all. Inevitably thoughts will then turn to the obligatory New Year's Resolutions. Whether you consider promising to lose weight, get a better job, or be nicer to your mum, most people make an effort to assess their current situation and look at ways to improve their lives. But what about a long term plan? How far ahead do we really think and actively prepare for?


Contribution Clarity

Knowing how much money you can contribute to your superannuation is one of the most important aspects of a retirement savings strategy. With several changes of government and countless shifts in attitudes toward super over the last few years, the situation has only become more confusing.

Selling Your Business?
Capital Gains Tax Concessions

Nearing the end of the year many self- employed people stop to contemplate the new year ahead. For some 2014 may be the year that they decide to sell their business. Reasons for this decision could include retirement plans, a business transition to the new
generation, an underperforming business, ill health or just the need for a change. Fortunately some significant Capital Gains Tax (CGT) concessions may be available to help you achieve the best after-tax sale result.

CNS Partners Newsletter January 2014
The True Cost of Financial Advice Real Estate - Real Decisions
Xero - New-Wave Bookkeeping Motor Vehicle Deductions

Welcome to a New Year, a New Newsletter, but the same old CNS Partners. We've been back in the office for about 4 weeks now, and are well and truly back into the swing of things. After a lovely (yet sweltering) festive break, everyone here has been excited to return to the comfort of our air-conditioned office every morning. In this issue of the newsletter, we explore the Cost of Financial Advice, SMSF Real Estate Purchases, and provide an in depth break down of Motor Vehicle Deductions for individual tax payers. Also included is a review of Xero, our recommended bookkeeping software for small business owners.

As always, make sure you keep an eye on the Blog, as we're regularly updating it with useful information and articles. Be sure to check out the Facebook page to keep up to date with everything that's going on at CNS. We hope you enjoy this month's articles and we look forward to seeing you all in the coming year.


The True Cost of Financial Advice

Thanks to recent government reforms, the financial planning industry has had to radically overhaul the way advisers are remunerated. A call for greater transparency and accountability has created renewed enthusiasm for 'fee for service' models as opposed to the traditional commission based models.

Xero - New-Wave Bookkeeping

Many of our clients have been asking about a fairly new accounting software product called Xero. Xero is a cloud based bookkeeping / accounting product and at CNS Partners, we love Xero.

Real Estate - Real Decisions

For many people, the attraction of creating a Self-Managed Super Fund lies in the ability to use previously unavailable funds to invest in property. While this can be a very effective strategy, it may not always be the best fit for your objectives. Good advice is incredibly important when considering purchasing real estate within an SMSF, but is often difficult to come by.

Motor Vehicle Deductions

You can claim a deduction for work-related car expenses if you use your own car in the course of business or performing your job as an employee. For example; carrying bulky tools or equipment, attending conferences and meetings, delivering items or collecting supplies, travel between two separate places of employment or travel to a client's premises.

Upcoming Key Dates

21st February - Due date for January IAS'
28th February - Due date for December Quarter BAS'
28th February - Last day for payment of January Superannuation

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