Netflix won’t collect GST in Australia as debate heats up

3:37PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 |  The debate over GST reform has once again been pushed into the spotlight following confirmation online streaming service Netflix will be exempt from passing on the goods and services tax to its customers when it launches in Australia next week.

Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh calls for regulation of Airbnb and Uber

1:42PM | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 |  Rapidly growing international tech businesses like Airbnb and Uber should be subjected to stricter regulation to ensure they don’t avoid their tax obligations, according to shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh.

How should I go about hiring a part-time bookkeeper?

7:00AM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 |  Finding someone you can trust and rely on to handle your books is not a decision you should make lightly.

Get in touch with your accountant

5:00AM | Thursday, 3 May 2012 |  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.

Business groups up in arms over super levy rise

11:17PM | Friday, 25 November 2011 |  A leading business group says it’s appalled by the Federal Government’s lack of consultation on lifting compulsory superannuation by 3% from 2013-14, claiming the increase will cost jobs.

Top Sydney chef Tony Bilson to shut restaurants after payroll tax bill forces him into administration

10:47PM | Friday, 14 October 2011 |  It wasn't that regulars found other, more suitable venues for their power lunches, but rather an unexpected tax bill that brought Tony Bilson's ultimate creation, Bilson's Restaurant, to its knees.

Start some early carbon tax planning

10:06PM | Wednesday, 12 October 2011 |  While the vast majority of SMEs will not be directly impacted by the Gillard Government’s new carbon tax, it will pay to start thinking about the indirect impacts on your business.

Make sure you’re making the most of tax benefits

10:49PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  The Tax Forum looks like being a spectacular talkfest but being the optimistic soul that I am I haven’t given up hope that a few really nice ideas will come out of it.

Tax Forum: State governments push for payroll tax harmonisation as SMEs fight red tape

10:41PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  State governments will look to harmonise state taxes including payroll tax, insurance tax and land tax in a bid to ease the red tape burden on business.

Offering lunch to our team

9:28PM | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 |  Providing your staff with snacks and lunch has numerous benefits – from creating a positive culture to delivering tax breaks.