WORKING FROM HOME
Business Maxims Q. I run a plumbing business from home. What can I claim?
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.
Max Newnham Many small business owners stumble in buying and financing the right sort of work vehicle.
Business Maxims Q. We recently set up an office - can we claim painting and other costs?
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?
Business Maxims Q. Can we claim our salaries - which we don't have the money for - as a tax deduction?
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.
Ruth Williams Small businesses struggling with tight cash flows have been warned not to fall behind on employee super payments
Max Newnham Q. I'm a physio doing home visits and need better equipment. Could I claim these under CGT rollover relief?
Max Newnham Three areas to watch out for: GST, asset use and claims after a business closes.
Business Maxims There are many anomalies in the income tax act, some of them relate to motor vehicles.
Business Maxims There are many ways to own and operate a business. Some of them are simple, such as a sole trader or partnership, where the owner earns income as a share of profits.
Christopher Niesche A loss of trade after an unexpected calamity can be devastating.
Christopher Niesche Using a broker is a good policy if your insurance needs are complex.
Business Maxims Max Newnham answers your tax questions.
Christopher Niesche OWNERS of home-based businesses should not assume that their home and contents insurance will provide adequate coverage for their business and their business activities, insurers are warning.
Christopher Niesche The increased cost of construction brought on by the carbon tax and the soft economic conditions mean many more small businesses are taking the risk of being underinsured, an insurance consultant...
Max Newnham This year's federal budget has again shown that the small business sector is largely ignored by politicians and bureaucrats in Canberra.