Australia's Small Business Commissioner is putting pressure on government departments and agencies to settle accounts with small business suppliers promptly.
New ATO commissioner Chris Jordan intends to make the nation's tax authority more open and is willing to experiment with new ways of dispute resolution.
Recent changes to the tax law mean you could be entitled to accelerated depreciation of your business assets. Here’s how you can take advantage of this change to reduce your tax bill. BY GREG HAYES.
A tax expert has issued start-ups some advice about the R&D Tax Incentive, namely in relation to the eligibility criteria and recordkeeping requirements, as the April 30 deadline draws closer.
Small Business Minister Chris Bowen takes a shot at Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's small business credentials.
The federal government has backed down on draft legislation which proposed regulating small business credit after criticism it would make it harder for small business to get funding.
Economic news has been largely doom and gloom over the past few years, but there are five reasons the Australian economy is moving toward happier days.
Did you know that company directors can become personally liable for their company’s tax obligations? If you run a business, here are the key details you must be aware of. BY GREG HAYES.
Deloitte has partnered with law firm Norton Rose to conduct a survey on employee share option plans in order to present the government with hard-and-fast data on the issues affecting start-ups.
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the Coalition will only release its policy costings after the government releases theirs, after the Prime Minister flagged a number of cost-saving measures to be considered ahead of the budget.
While you should discuss the specific details of your situation with a qualified tax professional, there are a few basic details of the GST you need to be aware of.
The 2013 federal election has been called for September 14. Old Taskmaster says it’s time for a little less conversation and a little more action.
With an election coming up in September, both parties will be keen to win your vote. Here are five areas the major parties will need to focus on if they want to win the support of start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Start-ups using dodgy bookkeepers to prepare GST returns would miss out on deductions under a proposal by the Institute of Public Accountants, which has released its pre-budget submission.
Energy costs for businesses have risen on average by 14.5% since the introduction of the carbon tax, according to new figures from the Australian Industry Group.
Almost 80% of Australian consumers oppose reductions to the GST-free threshold on overseas online purchases, but any change will do little to quell their appetite to spend, new research reveals.
A recent tribunal ruling points to a need for directors to be careful about the timing of superannuation contributions.
The government’s R&D Tax Incentive has attracted claims of excessive red tape, with one tax expert suggesting start-ups “sit out” until the recordkeeping requirements are made much clearer.
Serial entrepreneur and StartupSmart mentor Michael Fox has outlined problems with employee share option plans (ESOPs) for start-ups, after being invited to meet with the federal government.
The Institute of Public Affairs' State Business Tax Calculator reveals Victoria is the place to be for the lowest businesses taxes.