David Wilson The carbon tax could reportedly drive power bills up by 20 per cent. Here's 10 tips to help slash energy costs in your small business.
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?
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.
WORKING FROM HOME
Business Maxims Q. I run a plumbing business from home. What can I claim?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Max Newnham If you're continuing to work full-time while starting a new business, beware of the tax implications.
Annette Sampson Another financial year done and dusted. Well, almost. With a little more than four weeks to go until June 30, it is high time to get in some last-minute tax planning.
Clay Lucas The national minimum wage for Australia's 1.4 million lowest paid workers should be raised by $17.10 a week, Fair Work Australia has said.
A leading business group has urged the big banks to pass on a cut in the official interest rate to their borrowers in full.
Max Newnham The new financial year is a good chance to review your business, including the work of your accountant.