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.

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.