Deductions

How do I structure my employment and business incomes?

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.

How taxing is a second job?

Tax.

Max Newnham If you're continuing to work full-time while starting a new business, beware of the tax implications.

MONEY

Cash splash: 12 ways to beat the taxman

Tax.

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.

How to calculate your tax rate

Tax.

Max Newnham When you run a small business you can potentially be subject to countless state and federal taxes.

Don't buy the wrong wheels

Work car.

Max Newnham Many small business owners stumble in buying and financing the right sort of work vehicle.

WORKING FROM HOME

Tax tactics: what to claim when you work from home

Working from home tax tactics.

Business Maxims Q. I run a plumbing business from home. What can I claim?

Victorian workers win back $7.5 million

More than 3000 Victorians have received backpay.

More than 3500 Victorians were repaid $7.5 million after Fair Work Australia investigations found they had been underpaid.

FINANCE

Write, which way should I pay my tax?

Keyboard.

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?

Can't pay the ATO? Don't do a runner

Don't keep the ATO in the dark.

Max Newnham Often the first financial commitments that cash-strapped businesses ignore are payments due to the tax office.