The ATO looks for businesses operating outside sector averages. If you order $100,000 worth of goods and only record $10,000 in sales, expect the taxman to ask questions.
Western Australia's mineral riches are keeping it ahead of the pack.
The Australian Taxation Office has released its 2012/13 compliance program, with information for individuals and micro enterprises, prompting another warning about sham contracting.
The carbon tax is here, along with the opportunity to slash your tax bill by becoming more energy efficient. Here are five great ways to slash your energy bills, along with your carbon footprint. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Bakery franchise Brumby’s has been caught red-handed attempting to blame price rises on the carbon tax, after a letter sent by the company to franchisees was leaked.
Getting your head around all the new financial year legal changes can be a struggle. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled the 10 biggest changes you must know about this year. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
A new study shows Australia is a relatively low taxing country compared to other countries, but an expert says this highlights a “double-edged sword” in maximising the benefits of lower taxes.
Small businesses unsure about carbon price claims can now access a dedicated hotline, designed to make it easier for consumers and business to complain if they suspect a price claim is false.
There is now just two weeks until the carbon tax is introduced. Here are the key details you must be aware of before July 1. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Online entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan has fulminated against “antiquated” web browsers, after introducing the world’s first “Internet Explorer 7 tax”, effective as of today.
Creating more R&D incentives and improving capital markets have been cited as potential drivers of intellectual property and tax revenue in Australia, in the wake of revelations of Google Australia’s modest tax bill.
The Federal Government should introduce more incentives to boost investment in biotechnology, a major industry player has argued, despite some recent high-profile deals in the high-risk sector.
It’s just six weeks until the end of the financial year. Unless you want the taxman to clean your business out, you must start dealing with these seven areas right now. BY GREG HAYES.
Tax experts have warned that many small businesses might not be able to claim the loss carry-back tax refund announced in last week's federal budget.
There’s only one more sleep until Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan unveils the much-anticipated 2012 Federal Budget, which comes with the long-held promise of a return to surplus.
Business groups have welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget tax loss carry-back measures, although concerns remain over business tax levels amid local and global economic conditions.
Industry groups have issued their wish lists for the Federal Budget, with an emphasis on reducing red tape and taxes, but the Government is also under pressure to target Australia’s rich.
If you are a start-up and are new at dealing with EOFY tax matters, it’s a great idea to get in touch with your accountant and start talking about what you need to do before June 30.
A roundtable hosted by the Council of Small Business of Australia and The Tax Institute has prompted calls for next week’s Budget to include a $30 million tax break for small business.
The reputation of the Federal Labor Government among businesses continues to falter, new figures show, as Prime Minister Julia Gillard attempts to cuts her losses over the Craig Thomson and Peter Slipper controversies.