The ATO has called on small businesses to get in touch as soon as possible if they have any troubles with their tax, as the SME sector prepares to file and pay their taxes at the end of February.
This quieter time of the year is the ideal time to put your brand overhaul plans in place. Here are six business image boosters to give your business a professional facelift.
The University of Technology, Sydney has launched a series of one-day courses on accounting fundamentals to equip start-ups from non-financial backgrounds with the ability to manage their businesses.
How quickly we forget the predictions of “doom and gloom” before the GST’s initial introduction in the late ‘90s. The truth is very little will change if the threshold is lowered.
A new report into state-based business taxes has revealed South Australia and Queensland are the cheapest states to launch a company in.
Start-up investment tax issues were at the top of the agenda for Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) chief executive Yasser El-Ansary when he met with the office of the federal assistant treasurer this week.
Businesses are now able to act with certainty as the fog over Australia’s taxation landscape clears.
A suite of business tax measures is to be repealed, but the Coalition government’s move is headed for a hostile Senate and Treasurer Joe Hockey needs ALP support to get his measures passed before July 2014.
The Tax Office has small business square in its sights this year, with PAYG obligations, trusts, profit shifting, eCommerce and the construction and building industries all marked for extra compliance monitoring during the 2013-14 financial year.
If the Rudd government is re-elected to another term this year, it will legislate a move from the carbon tax to an emissions trading scheme effective from July next year, the government announced on the weekend.
In the latest of a 10-part series looking at the challenges start-ups face in 2013, we examine the taxman. Many start-ups struggle meeting all their obligations under tax law.
Small businesses and sole traders could halve the time they spend managing their financials and focus on growth and innovation if they embraced cloud accounting software systems, a tax specialist from advisory firm BDO says.
Small business owners are running serious financial risks due to knowledge gaps about tax, new research has found.
June 30 is approaching fast. Here are some common mistakes you need to keep an eye out for when you do your taxes.
In a budget where there was very little to excite businesses of any size, let alone start-ups, it’s hard to see how any entrepreneur will be in tears of either joy or despair this morning.
Small and medium-sized businesses are relieved to have escaped the worst of the cuts in last night’s budget.
Start-ups could face fines in excess of $10,000 if they make false or misleading statements when applying for an Australian Business Number, after the tax office received special funding in the 2013 federal budget for a crackdown.
Last night Labor handed down its latest (and quite possibly last) federal budget. Here’s a look at some of the highlights and lowlights it contains for start-ups.
The federal government will extend the funding for its flagship clean tech initiative, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, confounding fears from green start-ups that the program was to be slashed to the bone.
The government has pledged $12.9 million in new funding to help small businesses take advantage of the National Broadband Network, although the ICT Centre of Excellence will be scrapped.