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Thursday, 30 July 2015

What the ATO is doing for small business – really

The Australian Tax Office says it has been listening to what small business has been saying about what it wants from the organisation, and they're promising a "better experience". by Terry Hayes

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

State with the highest payroll tax bill revealed

Payroll tax is one of the biggest bugbears for small business but research released today reveals SMEs in Western Australia may have more to complain about. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

ATO concerned about small business asset write-off scams, documents reveal

Concerns about illegitimate businesses rorting the federal government’s $20,000 asset write-off for small businesses have been revealed in internal staff documents from the Australian Tax Office. by Renee Thompson

Monday, 27 July 2015

'Buffett tax' could punish small businesses

Labor has backed an idea to introduce the “Buffett rule” to charge a minimum rate of tax on very high income earners. by Renee Thompson

Not all SMSFs back push for lifetime contribution cap

Not all self-managed super fund groups are calling on the government to replace the annual cap on contributions to super funds with lifetime caps or rolling caps. by Renee Thompson

Thousands of tax returns stuck in ATO “limbo”

Up to 7000 tax returns are stuck in the tax office’s internal systems with no indication of when they will be processed adding to the controversy over delays at the ATO. by Cara Waters

Friday, 24 July 2015

“Constant stream” of red tape sorrow for SMEs with more than 8000 pages of new tax rules created under the Abbott government

Approximately 8600 pages of new tax rules have been created since the Abbott government was elected in September 2013 by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Premiers and government clash over pushing the top income tax rate to 51%

Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has moved quickly to hose down a suggestion from three Labor premiers that the Medicare levy be increased from 2% to 4% to boost government revenue. by Eloise Keating

What an equitable GST reform package should look like

Discussion of an increased GST at this week’s leaders' retreat is based on two motivations. by John Freebairn
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