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AVCAL calls for urgent action on start-up investment tax issues

11:00PM | Tuesday, 26 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Start-up investment tax issues were at the top of the agenda for Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) chief executive Yasser El-Ansary when he met with the office of the federal assistant treasurer this week.

Joe Hockey scraps inherited tax changes: The good, bad and the ugly for business

11:17PM | Thursday, 7 November 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Businesses are now able to act with certainty as the fog over Australia’s taxation landscape clears.

Cap on education expense tax deductions scrapped as government axes seven inherited tax policies

11:59PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Dan Moss

Education expense tax deductions will not be limited to a yearly $2000, part of a raft of Labor changes which will not proceed under the Coalition.

Joe Hockey set to repeal small business tax concessions

10:01PM | Friday, 25 October 2013 | Dan Moss

A suite of business tax measures is to be repealed, but the Coalition government’s move is headed for a hostile Senate and Treasurer Joe Hockey needs ALP support to get his measures passed before July 2014.

Start-ups and small businesses battling BAS burden and calling for Coalition to take action

9:24PM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Start-up and small business owners are calling on the freshly sworn-in Coalition government to make good on their promises to ease the burden of regulation and compliance.

Election 2013: Business tax reform coming under the Coalition

9:52PM | Monday, 9 September 2013 | Patrick Stafford

The small business community and tax experts are enthusiastically welcoming the prospect of tax reform under a Coalition government, and are looking forward to the implementation of a 1.5% cut to the corporate tax rate.

NT SMEs sceptical about Labor’s small business tax cut

8:16PM | Friday, 16 August 2013 | Patrick Stafford

While Labor has attempted to bump its business credentials on the campaign trail by promising the Northern Territory a business tax cut of 10 percentage points, local employers aren’t so enthusiastic.

Seven steps to get you ready and set before you go raising funds

8:55PM | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 | Marc Peskett

Want to start raising funds for your start-up? Here are seven steps you need to take before you go.

SMEs welcome Coalition’s $5 billion company tax cut pledge – but you could miss out

8:46PM | Wednesday, 7 August 2013 | Patrick Stafford

The business community has enthusiastically welcomed the idea of a $5 billion company tax cut under a Coalition government, but have all asked the same question – where is the money coming from?

PAYG, trusts and fringe benefits tax: The ATO’s small business crackdown

7:51PM | Tuesday, 16 July 2013 | Patrick Stafford

The Tax Office has small business square in its sights this year, with PAYG obligations, trusts, profit shifting, eCommerce and the construction and building industries all marked for extra compliance monitoring during the 2013-14 financial year.

Goodbye carbon tax, hello ETS: What it means for your business

7:16PM | Monday, 15 July 2013 | Myriam Robin

If the Rudd government is re-elected to another term this year, it will legislate a move from the carbon tax to an emissions trading scheme effective from July next year, the government announced on the weekend.

Five quick tips and mistakes to avoid with cloud accounting

7:10PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | Rose Powell

With a new book, XERO for Dummies, out on the market, Heather Smith is a big believer in cloud accounting, especially for business owners who aren’t comfortable with their financial literacy.

Small businesses not ready at tax time and struggle with excessive legislation, accountants say

6:39PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Rose Powell

According to research by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and accounting software firm MYOB, 98% say their clients were not fully prepared for when they submit their end of financial year statements.

The 10 biggest issues facing start-ups in 2013: #3 Dealing with the ATO

6:10PM | Friday, 21 June 2013 | Gunilla Haglundh

In the latest of a 10-part series looking at the challenges start-ups face in 2013, we examine the taxman. Many start-ups struggle meeting all their obligations under tax law.

Four key questions for the end of the financial year

6:21PM | Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

The end of the financial year is an opportune time to think about the big picture of your business. Here are four questions that can help ensure the next year is your most successful one yet.

Cloud accounting could be key to cashflow and growth, says tax expert

6:30AM | Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Small businesses and sole traders could halve the time they spend managing their financials and focus on growth and innovation if they embraced cloud accounting software systems, a tax specialist from advisory firm BDO says.

Small business owners struggling with tax and at risk of major fines

6:09PM | Tuesday, 18 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Small business owners are running serious financial risks due to knowledge gaps about tax, new research has found.

Payroll tax fight in South Australia after state budget announcement

6:41PM | Thursday, 6 June 2013 | Patrick Stafford

The South Australian business community welcomed yesterday's announcement that companies in the state will receive a discount on their payroll tax rates – but have criticised the temporary nature of the relief.

The big mistakes small businesses should avoid when doing their taxes

6:58PM | Thursday, 6 June 2013 | Brad Callaughan

June 30 is approaching fast. Here are some common mistakes you need to keep an eye out for when you do your taxes.

Employee share scheme tax systems set for an update

6:25PM | Wednesday, 5 June 2013 | Rose Powell

The federal government is set to consult with Australian industry over the tax treatment of employee share option schemes, which start-ups say needs to be overhauled to promote growth.

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