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.
A new report into state-based business taxes has revealed South Australia and Queensland are the cheapest states to launch a company in.
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.
Businesses are now able to act with certainty as the fog over Australia’s taxation landscape clears.
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.
A suite of business tax measures is to be repealed, but the Coalition government’s move is headed for a hostile Senate and Treasurer Joe Hockey needs ALP support to get his measures passed before July 2014.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-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.
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.
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.
Want to start raising funds for your start-up? Here are seven steps you need to take before you go.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are running serious financial risks due to knowledge gaps about tax, new research has found.
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.