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When to say no: Should you friend your boss on social media?

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Should you connect with your boss on social media? No? What if they ask first?  On the surface it seemed innocent enough!

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It’s October: will the stock market crash?

post image It’s 30 years since the October 1987 crash, and 20 years since the Asian currency crisis. Should investors be worried about another stock market crash ?
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Tax cut closed off for passive investment companies

post image The Government has released exposure draft legislation to deny access to the lower corporate tax rate of 27.5% (down from 30%) for companies with predominantly passive income. 

 

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ATO data-matching programs continue

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The ATO has advised that it will continue with the following data-matching programs for Share transactions, Credit and debit cards as well as Online selling.

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Companies held to be resident and liable to tax in Australia

post image In a long-running saga, the High Court has unanimously dismissed the appeals of four corporate taxpayers. 

 

The Court confirmed the taxpayers were Australian residents for income tax purposes, and therefore liable to tax in Australia on the profits they made from share trading activities on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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12 brilliant business ideas to kickstart your year

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INTHEBLACK has some innovative ideas to help take you and your business forward in 2017

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Entrepreneurs show how to start thriving business on a shoestring budget

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Imagine using the free wi-fi at the public library to launch your small business.

Finn Peacock did just that as he set up his business on a shoestring budget. Peacock founded SolarQuotes with $500 and a credit card for advertising. Today, it turns over about $3 million a year.

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The surprising demographic capitalising on the sharing economy

post image The sharing economy has long been viewed as the domain of the young and hip – but that may be changing. Don’t be surprised if your next Uber driver has silver hair.

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International tax issues - Post-Panama tax landscape

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Doing business outside Australia can be an important way to grow an enterprise. But in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal there is a new tax landscape, with complex issues that both taxpayers and tax practitioners need to manage.

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Research and development tax incentive rates change

post image The Federal Government has reduced the rates of the tax offset available under the research and development (R&D) tax incentive for the first $100 million of eligible expenditure by 1.5 percentage points. The higher (refundable) rate of the tax offset has been reduced from 45% to 43.5% and the lower (non-refundable) rate of the offset has been reduced from 40% to 38.5%.
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