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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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Travel expense and transport of bulky tools claim denied

post image An individual has been unsuccessful before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in a matter concerning certain deduction claims for work-related travel expenses. The individual was a sheet metal worker whose home was located some 60 km from his employer’s main work site. The individual made a number of work-related deduction claims. However, after various concessions made by both the individual and the Commissioner of Taxation, the remaining issue between the parties was whether the taxpayer was entitled to a deduction for work-related travel expenses.
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New foreign resident CGT withholding regime

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9 technology trends to shake up your business

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Technology changes quickly, and our working patterns often change just as quickly in order to adapt. But the next 10 years will bring changes that are even more profound, as separate lines of scientific endeavours converge to unleash even more bizarre products and services onto the world.

 

Many of these future techs are visible today, and some have been a long time coming. Others are yet to be dreamt up. But as the pace of change accelerates, the only thing we can be sure of is that the way we do business in the future will be very different from today.

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