New Prices For 2022/23

Despite the looming prospects of increasing inflation rates and CPI, we want to ensure that your interests (and those of your clients) come first.  Although we were giving some thought to increasing our fees to cover our growing costs of … Continued

Opportunity to Save on Stamp Duty

A little publicised opportunity exists for people who wish to acquire residential property, with a value of $1 million or less in the Local Government Area of the City of Melbourne.  The opportunity relates to the halving or complete waiving … Continued

What You Need To Know About Director ID Numbers (DINs)

From November 2021, directors will be able to verify their identity as part of a new director ID requirement.  A director ID number will be a 15-digit number that starts with 036, the 3-digit code for Australia.  This measure is … Continued

Reopening After Lockdown

END OF LOCKDOWN With the easing of our most recent three month lockdown last Friday evening, our offices will be open from Wednesday 3 November. We are relieved that some form of normality is now returning and are pleased to … Continued

Introducing Castle Corporate Finance

We are pleased to announce another addition to Castle’s business group – Castle Corporate Finance. The finance market is now comprised of over a hundred bank and non-bank competitors, making it increasingly difficult to fully assess the merits of one … Continued

Lockdown Procedures

Our office will be closed from today until the end of this latest lockdown, but the entire team will be working from home.  This newsletter is aimed at helping you to understand some of the changes which will apply during the … Continued

Full and Proper Names on Companies and Trust Deeds

Banks are becoming very particular about identifying their clients with an extreme emphasis on details, and refusing to open a new account unless the full and proper name of directors and shareholders are used in company and trust documentation.  We … Continued

July 2021 Lockdown

Our office will be closed from today until the end of this latest lockdown, but the entire team will be working from home.  Other than supplying you with printed documents, we can provide you with all our normal services and products.  … Continued

SMSFs to have up to 6 members

The long-touted Bill to increase the maximum number of members of a self-managed superannuation fund finally received royal assent on 22nd June. Effective as from 1st July, 2021, self-managed superannuation funds may now have up to 6 members.   What … Continued

New Prices for 2021/2022

As you may know, ASIC is entitled to increase its fees each year in line with CPI and the cost of doing business with ASIC was published recently.  The principal ASIC fees which are of interest to you appear at … Continued