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MAX NEWNHAM There are many regulations with which small business owners must contend. There's income tax, employee superannuation guarantee contributions, payroll tax, WorkCover insurance and GST. A business with income of less than $75,000 a year does not need to register for GST.
MAX NEWNHAM For income tax purposes there are two types of income: ordinary income and capital gains income. Small business owners receive concessions when they make a capital gain.
MAX NEWNHAM There are many ways to claim a tax deduction for car expenses. Some require little to no record-keeping, while others mean keeping a detailed log book for 12 weeks.
MAX NEWNHAM There are many attributes a person needs to own and run a small business. One of them is an almost overpowering desire to own and run a business. Sometimes, as a result of this desire, owners ignore the warning signs and continue in a business that is making losses to the point of their financial ruin.
MAX NEWNHAM When GST was introduced, many other changes were made to income tax legislation that affected small business owners.
MAX NEWNHAM There are very few concessions when it comes to capital gains tax. The most well-known is the exemption on their home for people who work from home. But working out what you can and can't claim can be a tricky business.
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