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The ins and outs of lending and borrowing for companies
Analysis
Analysis

The ins and outs of lending and borrowing for companies

Companies are one of the most heavily controlled entities when it comes to income tax.

  • by Max Newnham

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NAB's loans without guarantees driving growth, says exec
Finance

NAB's loans without guarantees driving growth, says exec

Unsecured lending to small business has worked well for NAB

  • by Mathew Dunckley
Small business needs a fair go at getting government contracts
Opinion
Opinion

Small business needs a fair go at getting government contracts

There is potentially millions of dollars’ worth of government procurement contracts in Australia for SMEs to capitalise on.

  • by Kate Carnell
Understanding claiming the cost of cars
Analysis
Income tax

Understanding claiming the cost of cars

The depreciation cost limit placed on cars impacts how much small business owners can claim.

  • by Max Newnham
Are you using a tax agent or an accountant?
Analysis
Analysis

Are you using a tax agent or an accountant?

In general terms tax agents tend to just process annual returns and do not provide any advice.

  • by Max Newnham
A taxing question: Does the tax system work for small business?
Company tax

A taxing question: Does the tax system work for small business?

There must be a simpler way to allow allow small businesses to concentrate on the task at hand - increasing revenue and growing their profits.

  • by Louis White
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Capital gains payable on home used by a business
Managing

Capital gains payable on home used by a business

There is a common misconception that a business owner should not claim a tax deduction for expenses related to a business being operated from a home.

  • by Max Newnham
Hidden benefits for small business in the 2018 budget
Analysis
Analysis

Hidden benefits for small business in the 2018 budget

A careful reading of the 2018 federal budget reveals several positives for small business.

  • by Max Newnham
Budget savings result in increased admin costs
Opinion
Federal budget

Budget savings result in increased admin costs

Single-touch payroll could result in increased administration costs for small business.

  • by max newnham
Asset write-offs and a bank: the small business budget wish list
Federal budget

Asset write-offs and a bank: the small business budget wish list

Small businesses and lobby groups aren't holding out much hope for a cash splash in the 2018 federal budget.

  • by Cara Waters
Are banks too big for boards to govern?
Opinion
Opinion

Are banks too big for boards to govern?

Debate needed on different models of financial-services governance and oversight.

  • by Tony Featherstone