Pre-Liquidation Preparation - CapitalQ

Pre-Liquidation Preparation

If the decision has been made, or it is an inevitability like it or not, that your Company will be going into Liquidation this is a process you would much rather undertake with a level of control and pre-planning, rather than letting it get completely out of your hands.

If you are proceeding to the liquidation by choice, you need to get your ducks in a row ready for the handover to the Liquidator so that you have the tax consequences addressed, ownership and control of Company assets you wish to retain transferred beforehand and of course to reduce the cost of the liquidation itself.

While there is less you can do if you are proceeding to liquidation because the Company is failing, there are still preparations that should be made. Small things like ownership and control of phone numbers, emails can all of a sudden become big problems if not addressed in advance.

Bigger items like access to your business premises, personal or other entity assets held with or otherwise intermingled with Company assets could become caught by the Liquidator’s net.

And then, of course, there is the issue of personal guarantees, director liabilities and related party loans. You don’t want surprises, because one the Liquidator takes control, they will be working for your Creditors, not for you, and you want to minimise the impact on your personal wealth, your other business and investments interest, and your life in general.

So please, don’t put your head in the sand, and don’t just take the easy option of washing your hands and attempting to walk away. Because very often it simply can’t work that way and instead this could become an ongoing saga like you never considered.

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Duncan Melbin’s firm first became the business accountants for Exploration Data Services, and my Family, when he was still a Graduate Accountant some 16 years ago. Myself and my late business partner have followed him ever since!

In the early days Duncan was very proactive in regards to fine tuning our business structure and the benefits of getting the structure right early are still flowing today.

Throughout my time working with Duncan he has played a key role in ensuring our tax affairs have always been in order and our tax obligations have always been minimised and well managed.

Duncan has also played a key role in ensuring my Family and I have adequate wealth protection in place and that we have maximised our wealth creation including through a regular superannuation contribution strategy and the use of a self-managed super fund that keeps us engaged, in control and to a large extent free from the perils of the GFC.

More recently we took the opportunity to outsource our entire back office accounting function to CapitalQ including switching our accounting and invoicing to Xero. I now spend barely any time at all on my monthly accounting and Activity Statement lodgements, as CapitalQ have it all in hand. This allows me to focus on running my business better, and frankly to have more time to enjoy the spoils of a life in business.

I work closely with Kapil Bhasin, our Client Manager, and Peter Melbin, our outsourced Bookkeeper, and they are clearly very valuable assets for CapitalQ.

Working with Duncan, Kapil and Peter is very easy, they respond promptly to any queries I have and most importantly I have complete trust in the advice they give me and that my business affairs are being well looked after. I would recommend CapitalQ to any potential client without reservation.

So if you own a small business or are looking to grow your wealth I highly recommend you speak to the CapitalQ Team. They will give you good advice, and ensure you are on track for a sound business and financial future (and outsourcing your back office accounting process to them, and switching to Xero, will be two of the best business decisions you will make).

Michael Gray

Director - Exploration Data Services (Perth)

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