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Where do reward programs stand in regard to tax?

Many businesses and organisations offer their customers loyalty award-based incentive programs. They are designed to reward customers for purchasing or using a company’s goods and services (or sometimes affiliated businesses). The ATO…

Avoid common mistakes in your business return, and include appropriate income

We know you want to get your tax right, so it may help you this tax time to know how to avoid making what the ATO has found are the most common tax mistakes. To do this make sure you have: declared all income, including cash and online…
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Working from home? How to boost your next tax return

With the range of technology and software available today, it's become easier than ever to work from home. Employees can efficiently complete calls using teleconferencing software, many collaboration tools are now cloud-based, and work devices,…
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Last-minute tax planning tactics

This financial year is almost over, but there are still effective strategies you may be able to employ to make sure you pay the right amount of tax for the 2020-21 year and maximise any refund entitlement. This is still, if not more so, the…
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5 tax tips for navigating the small business CGT concessions

1 AFFILIATESRemember your spouse and children’s birthdays…and that they are no longer automatically your affiliates. Whether a person is an “affiliate” is relevant in numerous small business CGT concession contexts, including…
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Eight tips to help start your new financial year with a bang

The new financial year is here and now is a great time to review, refine, plan and take some action to set yourself up financially. To help kickstart your finances, try these simple steps. Take stock Let’s be honest.…
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The approach to tax when you’re working from home

If you produce assessable income at home, or some of it, and you incur expenses from using that home as your “office” or “workshop”, the ATO will generally allow that a taxpayer could be in a position to be able to claim some expenses…
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Eleven Financial Fundamentals Every Small Business CEO Must Know

Regardless of the size of the business, the ultimate responsibility for success lies with the CEO. If you're a small business owner, that's you. And the most critical CEO tasks that result in success or failure lie in the knowledge and practice…
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Six things to do now to make tax time 2020 a little less taxing

New decade, new me? We’re more than two weeks into the New Year now and the countdown clock to tax time 2020 has already started ticking. It’s going to be a big year for SMEs in the tax domain, with some changes on the cards heading…