Every few months ClearNews tells you what's new at Cleardocs. We also send you the monthly newsletter ClearLaw with legal updates from our lawyers, Maddocks — helping you be informed about legal developments relevant to the documents we provide.
We will answer our helpline for longer hours than usual in the build up to the end of the financial year — for example, we'll answer it:
On 1 July 2011, the ASIC fee:
Various other ASIC fees are increasing.
Also, there will be a one-off increase to ASIC's company annual review fee.
To help you save time when ordering document packages from Cleardocs, you can now:
The new feature is free to use.
The new "Copy & Paste" feature saves you retyping information when, for example you are ordering:
The new "Copy and Paste" feature is available for:
The new "Copy and Paste" feature is very simple to use. Here's how it works:
To help you with the "next steps" you need to take after ordering a document package from Cleardocs, we are adding optional documents relevant to those next steps.
The first new documents are:
You can add the new documents to your SMSF order for an extra $5.50 inc. GST. The fee covers all the documents. If you don't need some of the documents, then you can ignore them when they arrive.
The application form, and Product Disclosure Statement, for the Macquarie Bank Cash Management Account enables the SMSF trustee(s) to apply for a Macquarie Cash Management Account for the SMSF. Cleardocs has automatically completed as much of the form as possible on the basis of the answers you provide when ordering the SMSF.
To apply for the account, the SMSF trustee(s) need:
The ABN and TFN registration checklist is automatically generated by the Cleardocs system on the basis of the answers you provide when ordering your SMSF. The checklist is fully completed with the specific answers you need to order an ABN and TFN for that particular SMSF.
The ABN and TFN answer checklist makes it easy to order the ABN and TFN for your SMSF from the ATO's website.
If you order the checklist, then we will send you a document that sets out:
You can copy and paste the answers from the checklist into the ATO's online form.
The checklist also tells you the web address to go to for the ATO's online form.
Your SMSF almost certainly needs to register:
An "ACN" is an Australian Company Number which is issued to a company when it is registered by ASIC - that is, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
The ACN is quite different from the ABN and TFN.
If you register a company through Cleardocs, you will receive the ACN for that company — you can read about ordering a company online here.
We will be launching an ABN and TFN form for new companies in the next few weeks.
If you have any questions, please call our free helpline on 1300 307 343.
You are entitled to a discount if you are ordering more than 4 standard employment documents for the same employer at about the same time. You can call us on 1300 307 343 to discuss and arrange your discount.
Have a supervisor easily review draft Cleardocs orders
You can email supervisors or colleagues a link to the summary page of a document - so they can approve the order before you pay.
Read more here.
The legal information and commentary on this site is general only. Documents ordered through Cleardocs affect the user's legal rights and liabilities. To assess their suitability for the user, legal accounting and financial advice must be obtained.
For more information, contact Maddocks on (03) 9258 3555 and ask to speak to a member of their team.