Clive Bird

Clive Bird

Partner, Head of Tax, Enterprise

Articles by Clive Bird

Business & Economy

An encouraging Budget for the mid-tier sector

This has been an encouraging Budget for the mid-tier sector.  

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Business & Economy

Mid-market businesses showing their customary resilience and optimism in pre-budget survey

It is encouraging to find Australia’s mid-market businesses, the heartbeat of the national economy, are feeling relatively upbeat about the future, after emerging from two largely interrupted years.

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Tax

Justified Trust: COVID tax lull over for private groups and wealthy individuals

Late last month, the ATO released a findings’ report in relation to its ‘Top 500’ private groups tax performance program. This assurance program is part of the wider Justified Trust initiative to ensure all Australian corporate taxpayers pay the right amount of tax

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Business & Economy

A Budget supporting economic growth, which small and medium-sized enterprises will welcome.

There are two main stimulus measures, which have been extended for another 12 months, which is quite a surprise but a very pleasant one.

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Tax

Mid-market businesses upbeat and emerging from COVID-19 with confidence

In encouraging signs for future growth and innovation, one third took advantage of the Instant Asset Write-off and plan to follow suit with the R&D Tax Incentive.

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Tax

Budget tax breaks represent important boost for business

Overall this is a Budget with plenty of useful and targeted measures for business.

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Business & Economy

Mid-tier companies upbeat but eyeing end of stimulus measures

Despite the challenges, it is encouraging to see a generally upbeat mood among the CEOs, CFOs and directors surveyed in terms of prospects for the next few years.

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