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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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Homing in on holiday homes

post image The ATO is reminding taxpayers that it’s paying close attention to rental properties located in popular holiday destinations around Australia.
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Why export assistance isn't for struggling businesses

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Exporting can increase revenue as well as brand recognition globally. Yet a misconception that government assistance is only for ailing businesses stops many from tapping into specialist support.


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Overtime meal expenses disallowed because no allowance received

post image A taxpayer has failed in claiming deductions for overtime meal expenses before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). The AAT denied his appeal because he was not paid an allowance under an industrial agreement.
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11 topics you should never, ever talk about at work

post image The office is a lot like a school classroom. Both have a boss who watches over you, making sure you're doing your work, and both see you thrust into an environment with people you might not otherwise want to hang out with.
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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

post image Still deciding on a resolution for the new year? 


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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