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.
Max Newnham Many small business owners stumble in buying and financing the right sort of work vehicle.
WORKING FROM HOME
Business Maxims Q. I run a plumbing business from home. What can I claim?
Federal government to reduce what it gives to low and middle-income earners through super co-contribution from mid-2012.
Clancy Yeates The number of corporate insolvencies has surged to its highest level in more than a decade.
Business Maxims Q. We recently set up an office - can we claim painting and other costs?
Tony Kaye Having a better relationship with your bank could save you if push comes to shove. Here's how to do it.
Larissa Ham A peak retail body has urged banks to pass on yesterday's interest rate cut to small and medium-sized enterprises.
More than 3500 Victorians were repaid $7.5 million after Fair Work Australia investigations found they had been underpaid.
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?
Business Maxims Can I claim my $6000 car purchase as a company expense in my BAS?
Max Newnham Often the first financial commitments that cash-strapped businesses ignore are payments due to the tax office.
Business groups have called for the federal government's tax forum to be based on the Henry review recommendations rather than start from scratch.
Business Maxims Q. Can we claim our salaries - which we don't have the money for - as a tax deduction?
Eric Johnston and Peter Martin Borrowers face further pain, with Commonwealth and NAB expected to review mortgage, business rates.
Max Newnham When you own a business there are countless rules and regulations that must be met.
Henrietta Cook Small businesses welcomed a review of the Australian Taxation Office's cash-economy benchmarks.
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.