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Super Clearing House Changes

Although the SBSCH itself hasn’t changed, the service has been migrated to the ATO’s Business Portal. This means your old login details will no longer work and you need to arrange

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Social Media for Business

Why socialise? With only a third of Australian businesses currently adopting a social media presence, many are missing out on business opportunities – including unparalleled market reach – and financial incentives.

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Labor’s tax plans could favour the rich, analysis shows

Labor's plans for excess dividend imputation credits will favour the rich despite claims it is targeting wealthy Australians, according to specialist analysis.

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‘Substantiation will be a key focus’: ATO drums in tax time 2018 hit list

The tax office has further detailed what type of work-related expenses will be in focus this tax time and signalled a particular focus on documentation where “red flags” are automatically triggered in its system.

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Super changes: $1.6 million transfer balance cap and death benefit pensions

Where a taxpayer has amounts remaining in superannuation when they die, their death creates a compulsory cashing requirement for the superannuation provider.

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Single Touch Payroll

The introduction of single touch payroll (STP) is in line with the Government’s “digitisation agenda”, to make reporting more streamlined, but many small businesses will feel an extra compliance burden. Those

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Bitcoin – Part 1

There has been plenty of press coverage on bitcoin, but what are the tax consequences if you decide to join the craze? Well, that depends on whether you are running

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Super & Insurance

Many super funds offer basic insurance to you as a benefit of being a member. It is often difficult enough to decide which super fund to join, but understanding what insurance

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Small Business Scammers

Small business owners should constantly be alert for scams involving false billings. Small businesses are a particular soft target as scammers recognise they are busy and have fewer resources than larger

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