The two week tax hole

tax and figures

Tim Reed   That's how long small business owners spend on this non-productive aspect of their business. Something needs to change.

Overseas sales and GST

Where there's money to be made, the process is always at threat of being skewed.

If a business sells software online directly to domestic and international customers, will it need to register for GST, even if domestic sales are less than $75,000?

Tax and cars: the rules

Max Newnham author pic

Max Newnham   If I have started a business with another person, and both our names are on the ABN, how do we go about purchasing a car using finance and under whose name does is it purchased in?

Taking stock halfway through the financial year


James Solomons   COMMENT: It's time to review your business performance.

Tax file numbers and family partnerships


Max Newnham   To register for an ABN as a family partnership do we need to apply for a Family TFN or would our individual TFNs suffice?

Cars and tax: the facts

Audi is unlikley to reduce its prices in line with luxury car tax changes.

Max Newnham   What's the best way to claim the purchase of a new car?

Risk management: the key to business growth

Fraud, hacker, cyber fraud, computer hack

Mark Cleaver   COMMENT: When you cut your risk, you cut your losses and improve your chances of maximising profits.

Calculating turnover for GST purposes


Max Newnham   A reader wants to know whether this figure excludes business expenses.

How is working capital taxed?

What's the ATO's position on working capital?

Max Newnham   A readers wants to know for his retired business owner parents.

The female funding fiasco

Louisa Forrest found it hard as a female to convince banks to come on board.

Claire Dunn   Why is it so tough for women to raise money for their start-ups?

How much is your business really worth?

Investment bankers

Caroline James   Probably not as much as you think, warn strategists.


Surviving death in a small business


Ursula Hogben   The death of a business partner can spell the end of a small business for a range of reasons. What legal agreements and insurance can help the business survive?