ATO compliance program to scrutinise small businesses

6:50PM | Thursday, 30 June 2011 |  A crackdown on the cash economy, sham contracting and super contributions herald the new financial year.

Trusting your trust at tax time

6:54PM | Thursday, 16 June 2011 |  If you’re an SME that operates their business through a trust structure then it’s crucial you manage the formality of your trust distributions for this financial year.

Government warned over trusts crackdown

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.

Government outlines plans to simplify family trusts

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.

Avoid a tax headache from trust rule changes

2:45PM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 |  There are some things you will need to do this year and some of your strategies may need to change when it comes to your discretionary trust structures. Get it done now to avoid a tax return headache.