Taxation

MONEY

Cash splash: 12 ways to beat the taxman

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.

Finance

Taxing times - how to prepare your business

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Christopher Niesche With the end of financial year fast approaching, it’s time for small businesses to start getting their tax in order and gearing up to take advantage of some law changes coming into force in the new...

Is your accountant worth keeping?

CPA.

Max Newnham The new financial year is a good chance to review your business, including the work of your accountant.

BUSINESS MAXIMS

A question of profits

Tax.

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.

Big rise in business failure rate

Immigration cuts have contributed to the decline in retail sales.

Clancy Yeates The number of corporate insolvencies has surged to its highest level in more than a decade.

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.

Business calls for Henry reform progress

Heather.

Business groups have called for the federal government's tax forum to be based on the Henry review recommendations rather than start from scratch.

ATO issues? Just ask small business

ATO.

Henrietta Cook Small businesses welcomed a review of the Australian Taxation Office's cash-economy benchmarks.

Business Maxims

Avoiding the please-explain on GST

Tax.

Business Maxims Max Newnham answers your tax questions.

Business Maxims

Not meeting super obligations can be an expensive mistake

Max Newnham

Max Newnham Businesses who fail to pay their employees' superannuation properly face a raft of penalties and risk attracting the notice of the Fair Work Ombudsman.