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How to claim the purchase cost of a car
Analysis
Income tax

How to claim the purchase cost of a car

Use the instant asset write-off to help offset the purchase of a car for your small business.

  • by Max Newnham

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Labor policy would effectively tax small businesses as foreigners
Opinion
Opinion

Labor policy would effectively tax small businesses as foreigners

Small business owners receiving business profits as a trust distribution will be hit by a tax hike under a Labor government.

  • by Max Newnham
Macquarie to scrap commissions on sales of own wealth products
Macquarie Group

Macquarie to scrap commissions on sales of own wealth products

The investment bank says about 17,000 customers of its private wealth and private bank will benefit from the decision.

Is Labor gunning for small business?
Opinion
Analysis

Is Labor gunning for small business?

Bill Shorten has flip flopped like a fish out of water.

  • by Max Newnham
Here is what's changing in Canberra from July 1, 2018
Canberra

Here is what's changing in Canberra from July 1, 2018

You'll pay more in taxes and parking, but it's good news if you're a public service boss.

  • by Andrew Brown
Tax time: Business tax deductions are not all equal
Analysis
Analysis

Tax time: Business tax deductions are not all equal

Just before the end of the financial year profitable businesses often look for tax deductions that will reduce the income tax that they pay.

  • by Max Newnham
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Tax time: Not everyone has their head in the clouds
Company tax

Tax time: Not everyone has their head in the clouds

Cloud accounting is increasingly popular among SMEs, but some small business owners are pushing back.

  • by Nina Hendy
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
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?
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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