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 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.
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 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?
WORKING FROM HOME
Business Maxims Q. I run a plumbing business from home. What can I claim?
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 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.
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.
Christopher Niesche When businesses go under, it’s usually not because they’re not making a profit, but because they don’t have enough cash to pay their bills.
Max Newnham Over the years there have been many attempts by taxpayers to try and have employment income treated as business income so it can be split with spouses and children.
Max Newnham If you're continuing to work full-time while starting a new business, beware of the tax implications.