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Publications

ED Black Charitable Trust

The late Ernest Donald Black (in 1974), in association with Nevett Ford Lawyers established a charitable trust. Mr Black’s generosity meant that the whole of his estate on his death constituted the trust funds. Since 1974, $964,000.00 has been distributed to a range...

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Enduring Power of Attorney

Can we help you? Enduring power of attorney (financial) Maintaining financial control of your life is all-important, but sometimes things happen to lessen that control. It may be as simple as being unable to attend to your finances because you are overseas, or...

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GST Trap For Unwary Business Vendors

Many people attempting to sell their business without competent professional help would be shocked to discover they may have to hand one-eleventh of the purchase price over to the Australian Tax Office. Yet, unfortunately, this is a potential outcome for vendors who...

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Good Governance

A pocket guide for directors and CEO's This practical booklet grew from the demand by business leaders at a Business Expo in 2000.  The presentation made by Peter Wilson (Managing Director) Nevett Ford targets the key elements needed by a Board or Committee of...

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Asset Protection Basics

If you are about to buy, or are in the early stages of operating a new business, you should be careful to choose the most suitable ownership structure. Often, all too little attention is given to this important issue. Once you are locked in to a certain structure, it...

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Building Energy Efficiency Certificates

As of 1 July 2017, owners, landlords and tenants intending to sell, lease or sublet office space with an area of 1000 m² or more may be required to first obtain a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate. The Certificate must provide details with respect to the energy...

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Soil Test Special Conditions

Be wary of Vendor prepared soil test special conditions For many Australians, buying vacant land in a new estate, and then building their dream home, is a cheaper alternative to buying an existing residential dwelling.  Buying vacant land in a new development, and...

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Capital Gains Withholding Tax

In an effort to combat tax avoidance by foreign residents in 2016 the Federal Government introduced new laws requiring the purchasers of real estate worth $2 million or more to withhold 10% of the purchase price at settlement and remit it to the ATO unless the seller...

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