Max Newnham Q. I know I need to obtain an ABN from any supplier but do I need to get one for the people I do work for?
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has challenged Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to support the government's proposed tax cuts for small business.
WORKING FROM HOME
Business Maxims Q. I run a plumbing business from home. What can I claim?
Rachel Wells James Anderson, who runs a small landscaping business, says the government's plan to reduce company tax by one percentage point would help offset the slowdown his business is already beginning to see.
Business Maxims There are many anomalies in the income tax act, some of them relate to motor vehicles.
Max Newnham Many small businesses operate from the owner’s home. This could mean the factory is a shed in the backyard and the office a corner of the kitchen or dining room table.
Business Maxims Q. I am a UK citizen, and am doing a spot of freelance writing. Should I be taxing myself through my ABN number?
Max Mason Wayne Swan’s surprise decision to drop Labor’s previously promised one per cent cut in the company tax rate will still have benefits for small business, economists say.
Paul Drum How to handle GST in a small business with Paul Drum, of CPA Australia.
Adam Cooper The ACCC is warning small businesses to justify prices if they use the carbon tax to rort customers.
Max Newnham Tax return time is approaching, so make sure you don't land yourself with a large bill.
Max Newnham Don't know whether a payment is tax deductible or not? The golden rule is that it must be linked with the earning of income.
Max Newnham When you run a small business you can potentially be subject to countless state and federal taxes.
Max Newnham We're opening a cafe in a few weeks' time. How can we maximise our tax claims?
Business Maxims Operating a business through a company can be a great idea when starting out. But the tax benefit can be outweighed when profits have built up.
Christopher Niesche Many small businesses are going cheap right now, but potential buyers shouldn't be seduced by low prices and the chance to be their own boss.
Max Newnham When you own a business there are countless rules and regulations that must be met.
Business Maxims The ability to offset business losses against other income depends on a taxpayer passing one of four tests. Where these tests cannot be passed the loss must be carried forward to later years.
Queensland's state budget should be used not only to rebuild the state but its businesses too, an industry group says.
Alexandra Cain Most small business owners still rely on their accountant rather than their lawyer, bank, business coach or financial planner, according to a survey of Australasian small business owners.