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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Gerry Harvey slams business groups for neglecting taxpaying Australian businesses

Australian business groups are putting the interests of tax-avoiding multinational corporations ahead of taxpaying Australian businesses, according to billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey. by Eloise Keating

Board of Taxation report on tax and small business: what's in it for your business?

The federal government recently released the Board of Taxation's report on taxation impediments to the success and growth of small business. Here are the key details of that report. by Terry Hayes

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh targets “tax dodgers” and calls for regulation of Airbnb and Uber

Should businesses like Airbnb and Uber be subjected to stricter regulation to ensure they don’t avoid their tax obligations? by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Judge slams “totally skewed” super tax breaks for rich

A Federal Court judge has attacked superannuation breaks in the tax system as “totally skewed” in favour of the rich. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Video made the YouTube star: ATO crackdown on YouTube businesses

The Australian Tax Office has warned those who make money from YouTube are “performing artists” who can be liable to pay income tax. by Cara Waters

Small business could soon sidestep costly valuations to access tax breaks

Small businesses could avoid the need to fork out up to $20,000 on business valuations in order to access certain tax breaks, if the Abbott government accepts recommendations from a tax review released this week. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 19 January 2015

Clive Palmer pledges to axe payroll tax in Queensland

Queensland’s Palmer United Party launched its election bid on the weekend, attempting to lure the business vote with the promise of abolishing payroll tax. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

ATO flexes muscles to claw back $8 million from phoenix companies

The Australian Tax Office has used special powers to recover $8 million in superannuation entitlements from phoenix operators. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Push to lower online GST threshold gains new voice

Support for reform to online GST is again gaining momentum, with the new federal assistant treasurer Josh Frydenberg signalling the government’s strongest intentions yet to reduce the GST-free threshold for overseas online purchases. by Kirsten Robb
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