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Small businesses claim $418 million from $20,000 asset write-off scheme

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Would tax cuts for new businesses be more likely to boost “jobs and growth”?

By Saul Eslake, University of Tasmania The Turnbull government’s signature economic policy at last year’s election was a 5% cut in the company tax rate, over...
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ATO to crack down on businesses misusing R&D tax breaks

The Australian Tax Office has warned business operators and advisers that it is ramping up its efforts to target the misuse of research and...
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SMEs warned to treat AUSkey details like credit card info after businesses hit by fraud

The Australian Taxation Office is warning businesses to review which staff members have access to their AUSkey for online tax services, following reports of...
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SMEs call for review of ATO’s reliance on online services as dropouts saga continues

Accountants and business groups are calling for a broader review into the continued outages at the Australian Taxation Office, amid heavy criticism of the...
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ATO systems down again: Accountants lose patience after a horror two months

The Australian Taxation Office warned users in December that it was expecting continued intermittent dropouts of services after a massive outage at the end...
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Small businesses could get access to $20,000 instant asset write-off for another year

Small businesses around the country could be given another 12 months to take advantage of the federal government’s $20,000 instant asset write-off scheme that...
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“A diabolical joke”: SMEs start 2017 with heavy workloads as the ATO works to restore online services after month of troubles

The Australian Taxation Office spent the festive period working to restore its online systems after a massive outage in December, taking services offline as...

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Why the government’s company tax cuts won’t help most SMEs grow

There has been a lot of discussion about corporate tax cuts following MYEFO. This article, published in SmartCompany, is one of the more thoughtful...
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ATO services drop out ahead of Christmas break, as SMEs continue to grapple with two-week long outage

The Australian Taxation Office online services have gone offline again on the last day before the organisation’s Christmas shutdown. At 8:45am this morning the tax...
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ATO outages “beyond a joke” as system problems still not fixed 10 days on

Confused business owners and tax professionals continue to express frustration with the Australian Taxation Office, with complaints of phone help lines dropping out as...
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