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Tax tips to help tackle the ATO hit list

6:00AM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Adrian Raftery

With the ATO announcing their hit list for 2013-14, it is time to do some urgent tax planning.

OPINION: Dear Google, here are some ways to put your money where your mouth is

6:17AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Alan Jones

I feel like poking the rainbow bear today. Google Australia is the big bear of the Australian tech startup industry.

Your end of financial year business checklist: Five steps to save time and money

6:09PM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

With June 30 fast approaching, here are five things you need to cross off your financial checklist.

Home-based business owner? There are some tax deductions you should be aware of

6:06PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Chris Ridd

There are broadly two types of expenses you can claim related to your home business area: Occupancy expenses and operating expenses.

Getting your taxable payments reporting ready for tax time

5:20PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Richard Puffe

Are you ready to prepare and lodge your first Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) before 21 July 2014?

Investors demand tax reform in budget’s aftermath

5:32PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Kye White

The federal government should offer a firm commitment to tackle key issues on tax reform in order to strengthen venture capital in Australia, according to Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association chief executive Yasser El-Ansary.

Five small business tax deductions to keep in mind at tax time

5:50AM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Chris Ridd

Tax time is not far away, so it's worthwhile to know what deductions you can make as a small business owner.

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

4:54AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | StartupSmart

Cyber-espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents partially due to a bigger dataset.

Almost 100 countries sign GST agreement: Pressure mounts on Australian government

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Eloise Keating

Close to 100 countries have signed up to a new set of tax principles to govern how goods and services are taxed across borders.

Taxation: The three Ds of paying dues

4:28PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Linnet Hunter

Taxation can feel like an unmanageable burden for many sole traders. With the end of the financial year rapidly approaching, here’s how you need to start preparing.

Push to reform taxation of employee share scheme gathers steam

3:54PM | Monday, 3 March 2014 | Paul Pennay

Momentum behind the campaign to change how employee share schemes are taxed is increasing, with government MPs set to be briefed later today by a lobby group which says the government should simplify the current arrangements.

Two tax mistakes that can break a start-up

2:00AM | Monday, 24 February 2014 | Rose Powell

According to tax expert Ryan Tietjens, a couple of common mistakes can quickly quash a start-up’s chances of making it big. Here are the two biggest issues he deals with as an accountant – and how you can avoid them.

Consider setting up a crowdfunding site – inside your company

2:00AM | Wednesday, 19 February 2014 | Taskmaster

IBM management recently introduced a crowdfunding site for projects within their company. It’s an idea you might be able to replicate on a smaller scale within your business.

Tax trouble looming? ATO implores SMEs to get in touch now to sort it out

1:54PM | Friday, 31 January 2014 | Myriam Robin

The ATO has called on small businesses to get in touch as soon as possible if they have any troubles with their tax, as the SME sector prepares to file and pay their taxes at the end of February.

Six new year image boosters for your business

1:00AM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Nina Hendy

This quieter time of the year is the ideal time to put your brand overhaul plans in place. Here are six business image boosters to give your business a professional facelift.

Why doing your own accounting matters and why everyone can do it

1:46PM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | Rose Powell

The University of Technology, Sydney has launched a series of one-day courses on accounting fundamentals to equip start-ups from non-financial backgrounds with the ability to manage their businesses.

THE NEWS WRAP: Federal government ministers warned to expect deep budget cuts

12:24AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

Federal government ministers have been warned to expect deep budget cuts early next year, with deficits likely to surpass $120 billion over the next four years.

Major setback for innovation: Federal government abandons plans for start-up enabling tax reforms

12:34PM | Monday, 16 December 2013 | Rose Powell

The Abbott government has announced it will abandon two policies that would have had a significant positive impact on local start-up activity.

What will changes to the GST threshold on overseas online purchases mean for my business?

12:56PM | Monday, 9 December 2013 | Franz Madlener

How quickly we forget the predictions of “doom and gloom” before the GST’s initial introduction in the late ‘90s. The truth is very little will change if the threshold is lowered.

State-by-state tax review reveals Queensland and South Australia as the best places to start-up

11:35PM | Thursday, 28 November 2013 | Rose Powell

A new report into state-based business taxes has revealed South Australia and Queensland are the cheapest states to launch a company in.

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