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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Tampon tax throws GST into the spotlight again for small business

A university student with a petition calling for a GST exemption on tampons and sanitary products has put GST back on the table for the government. by Cara Waters

Monday, 25 May 2015

ATO “on the warpath” as wind-up applications for SMEs soar

A Sydney insolvency practitioner has claimed the Australian Tax Office is “on the warpath”, amid rising numbers of wind-up applications being filed by the ATO against small business. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 21 May 2015

ATO campaign takes aim at small businesses “cooking-the-books” and dodging tax but taxman says it’s not a small business crackdown

The ATO is calling for consumers and business owners to dob in businesses suspected of dodging their tax bills. by Eloise Keating

SME $20,000 "instant" asset tax write-off explained – and it applies to second-hand assets too

The government expects the asset tax write-off changes to improve cash flow for small businesses and provide a boost to investment. Here's what they mean for you. by Terry Hayes

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Uber hits out at red tape nightmare as ATO rules Uber drivers are small business owners and have to charge GST

The Australian Tax Office has declared people who generate an income through “share economy” services are really running a small business, with drivers from ridesharing service Uber soon to be forced to collect GST. by Andrew Sadauskas

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Cash bonanza: 75% of SMEs will claim $20,000 tax write-off

Small businesses can’t wait to use the $20,000 tax write-off for business assets provided in this year’s budget, with 74.5% of those surveyed by SmartCompany saying they planning to claim under the write-off. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Budget 2015: Joe Hockey wants to name and shame big business tax dodgers with “voluntary” disclosure code

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey is hoping big businesses will put their hands up to disclose their tax affairs as part of a voluntary corporate disclosure code announced in tonight’s budget. by Eloise Keating

Budget 2015: $265 million to the ATO to crack down on GST fraud

The federal government will give the Australian Tax Office an additional $265.5 million over three years to continue its work to stamp out fraud related to the goods and services tax. by Eloise Keating

Budget 2015: Hockey reveals “Netflix tax” with GST on digital downloads to raise $350m over four years

After dozens of aborted attempts, the federal government has signalled it will finally add GST on digital downloads. by Myriam Robin
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