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Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Goods and services tax (GST) is applied to most goods and services sold in Australia, taxed at a rate of 10%.

If you run a business, you are likely to have GST obligations, such as claiming credit for any GST included in the price of goods and services that have been purchased for your business. However, many businesses have expenses that

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Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The 2019 Federal Budget focuses on rewarding working Australians, with the emphasis on a two-pronged approach for “hard-working”  individuals.

 

Individual taxes:

From the 2018-2019 income year, the low and middle-income tax offset (LMITO) has been increased by $550. This now means individuals

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Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The vocational education and training (VET) sector is receiving an investment of $525 million over a five year period to equip workers with the skills they need.

 

Additional Identified Skills Shortage Payment 

The Additional Identified Skills Shortage Payment has been created to support up to 80,000 new

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Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The 2019 Federal Budget focuses on building a better tax system for Australian businesses in order to create a stronger economy.
 

Instant asset write-off:

The instant asset write-off threshold will be increased  from  $25,000  to  $30,000  and be extended from businesses with an annual turnover

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Monday 25th March 2019
Categories: Business | Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The ATO often focuses on specific behaviours, characteristics and tax issues that are suspicious and can lead to investigations.

Due to enhancements in technology, the ATO has expanded its data matching capabilities which have improved the ability to identify incorrect reporting in tax returns.

The ATO has released a list of

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Friday 22nd March 2019
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Does your current business structure no longer suit you? If so, you may want to consider a restructure. Although this is a significant undertaking, thanks to the Small Business Restructure Roll-over legislation (introduced in 2016), small business owners are now

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Monday 18th March 2019
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Hand on heart, how long has it been since you really looked at your business?

Running a business can become repetitive, comfortable and habitual – potential roadblocks for enhancing your bottom line profit. Ask yourself the following questions:

 

When was the last time you...

  • Critically
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Monday 25th February 2019
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Improve your niche marketing strategy to stay ahead of the game.

A niche marketing strategy is one that targets a specific subset of a market and is not a strategy that is ideal for every business. However, if you have determined that a niche marketing strategy is right for your business, here are some things for you to consider to

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Monday 25th February 2019
Categories: Business | Health
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By  Stephanie Oakley

As the owner of a healthcare clinic, your number one priority is your patients. But in order to give them adequate care, you have to keep your business healthy as well. Xero's State of Small Business report for May 2018 revealed the biggest pain points for small businesses includes

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Monday 18th February 2019
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The beginning of the year after a break is great time to focus on the future of your business and its goals, for some of us it's time to think about buying a business.

If purchasing a business is new to you, or it is something you may be thinking about we have a series of answers to the most frequently asked questions

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