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Tax agents still owe $90 million on their personal tax returns

Tax agents still owe $90 million on their personal tax returns

The tax board still has thousands of agents in its sights over personal tax affair issues.

  • by Emma Koehn

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Innovation department grilled over R&D incentive program
Finance

Innovation department grilled over R&D incentive program

Enforcement of R&D claims is in the spotlight as new guidance gets a mixed reaction.

  • by Emma Koehn
Holding pattern: MYOB's growth slows as it braces for private equity takeover
MYOB

Holding pattern: MYOB's growth slows as it braces for private equity takeover

Accounting software provider MYOB's revenue growth has slowed as shareholders prepare to vote on the proposed private equity takeover by KKR.

  • by Cara Waters
'A perilous position': Credit card tightening could hurt growth
Finance

'A perilous position': Credit card tightening could hurt growth

The prospect of a tougher approach to personal banking is bad news for founders hoping to make a big impact.

  • by Emma Koehn
'Massive ramifications': Payments register to scrutinise big business
Michaelia Cash

'Massive ramifications': Payments register to scrutinise big business

Small businesses are asked to weigh in on investigative powers and penalties for a national payment times register.

  • by Emma Koehn
'People aren't ready for this at all': Calls to prepare for extended tax report policy
Accounting

'People aren't ready for this at all': Calls to prepare for extended tax report policy

Contractors in five new sectors will find it harder to hide income from the ATO.

  • by Emma Koehn
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'Get on board': Single touch payroll required for all employers
Accounting

'Get on board': Single touch payroll required for all employers

Faster systems and greater ATO oversight as all businesses move to the STP program.

  • by Emma Koehn
'It's particularly difficult': Small business relieved that lending not tightened
Finance

'It's particularly difficult': Small business relieved that lending not tightened

Small businesses are relieved the banking royal commission's final report did not suggest further restrictions on small business lending.

  • by Cara Waters
'It should be difficult': Optimism despite retail, lending weak spots
Retail

'It should be difficult': Optimism despite retail, lending weak spots

Small business confidence has spiked at the start of 2019 despite some clouds on the horizon.

  • by Emma Koehn
Regulators have 'missed the boat' on ICO rules, experts warn
Finance

Regulators have 'missed the boat' on ICO rules, experts warn

The government is putting cryptocurrencies back under the microscope, but the sector is moving rapidly.

  • by Emma Koehn
'Put our money where our mouth is': Government extends SME write-off
Scott Morrison

'Put our money where our mouth is': Government extends SME write-off

The government will extend the small business instant asset write off until 2020 and increase it by $5,000 to $25,000.

  • by Cara Waters