5:39PM | Thursday, 5 May 2011 | A tax expert says unregistered bookkeepers could face fines or suspension if they fail to acquire mandatory insurance by July 1, but many are unaware of the new requirements.
5:27PM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | The Tax Office has highlighted an increase in holiday packages being made to appear as work-related study tours, urging small businesses to ensure their tax deductions are accurate.
5:33PM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | Three Australian governments have handed down their budgets for 2011-2012, with some states and territories faring better than others as payroll tax and business innovation emerge as hot topics.
5:31PM | Monday, 2 May 2011 | It’s only the beginning of May but if you haven’t already, now is the time to start thinking about the end of the financial year.
5:09PM | Monday, 2 May 2011 | Business and industry groups have presented their pre-budget submissions ahead of the Federal Budget next week, with a strong focus on productivity and innovation.
4:34PM | Thursday, 28 April 2011 | A small business lobbyist says the Federal Government must ensure any budget crackdown on the use of trusts by wealthy families does not hurt small, family businesses.
4:00AM | Thursday, 21 April 2011 | Less than a quarter of SMEs would vote for the Gillard Government if an election was held in the near future because they have become the “forgotten majority”, according to a new survey.
4:53PM | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 | The Inspector-General of Taxation will scrutinise the ATO’s use of industry benchmarks used to crack down on companies operating in the cash economy, following a wave of complaints from small businesses.
4:00AM | Monday, 18 April 2011 | Australia has been ranked number one in the world for the time it takes to start a business, although the country has been marked down for its approach to ICT and the availability of new technologies.
4:33PM | Thursday, 14 April 2011 | Small businesses that use family trusts have been promised greater clarity via a simpler system under proposed Federal Government legislation.