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The importance of fixed price agreements

Surprise bills hurt businesses. Make sure you know upfront what your accountant is going to charge.

ATO Mobile App

The ATO app puts tax and super help in your hand, making it easier for you to conduct your tax and super affairs on the go.

Claiming website development costs

If you pay for a website for your business, here are some things to remember about claiming the costs…

Starting your business

Starting a business is a big decision, and needs careful research and planning well before you start trading.

Digital Tips to Attract Clients Online This Tax Season

Your website or LinkedIn profile will often be the first thing about your company that a prospective client sees, and as we all know, you only get one chance to make a good first impression.

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Closing, selling or changing business structure?

You need to cancel your ABN after you’ve sold or closed your business.

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How Free Trade Agreements can help your business

Did you know that Free Trade Agreements (FTA) can be used by businesses large and small?
As FTAs come into force, you may find new opportunities to expand your business overseas. Or, you may find that overseas investors are interested in partnering in your business operations.
Make sure you understand how FTAs work and what help is available to you!

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Going carbon neutral in your business

If you want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your business and help the environment, going carbon neutral in your business is a great way to do your part.

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What’s new for businesses from 1 January 2016

Welcome to 2016!
To help your business start 2016 off on the right foot, we’ve put together a list of changes for business that came into effect from 1 January 2016.

Home-based business owners: are you aware of these tax deductions?

Close to one million businesses in Australia are home-based – a significant portion of the nation’s business community.

Running a home-based business offers a number of advantages including flexibility, convenience, freedom and cost savings. And when it comes to tax time, operating a business at or from your home means you may be eligible for a number of tax deductions.

Are you searching for an Australian Business Number (ABN)?

We’ve recently added an ABN search feature to the new This feature is similar to the ABN search feature you may have used on our site previously.

Claiming the costs for your business website

Your business website costs may be claimed as a tax deduction...

Tackling your tax in 2016

It's tax time again. Follow our top tax tips to make tax time a breeze.

Employee or contractor – do you know the difference?

As an employer, it's important you understand the difference between employees and contractors. You're responsible for getting it right!

Facts about how important small businesses are to the AU economy

During the 2015 federal budget, the Australian Government labelled small businesses as the ‘engine room of the Australian economy’ – driving growth and creating jobs.

A year on, the federal government solidified that moniker. They handed further tax cuts to small business owners and increased the revenue threshold to include a further 60,000 businesses not previously eligible for lower taxes and asset deductions.

7 step checklist for your business this new financial year

It’s the beginning of the new financial year which means it’s time to review, reset and plan for the year ahead.

Here are 7 steps to help your business start the new financial year out right.

Are you new to business?

No matter what type of business you start, while you’re getting up and running, you’ll have a number of expenses that you’ll need to pay for up front.

To help you invest more money in growing your business, you’re now able to claim back certain startup costs, sooner.

“Let me tell you how it will be”: What the taxman can teach you about getting paid on time

I recently overlooked a GST bill.

The taxman is not okay with that. He wants his money. And fair enough; I want free healthcare and the other benefits of being a taxpayer.


Preparing your business activity statement (BAS) or income tax return is definitely one of the less glamorous elements of running your retail or ecommerce business.

How Cloud Technology Has Transformed the Role of Accountants

The role of a tax accountant has been continuously changing over the course of the last 50 years, and it is currently undergoing yet another transition period with the growing popularity of cloud accounting.

Tax deductions for small business owners

Tax time is fast approaching—it’s important to do your homework and know exactly what tax deductions you can claim.

Accounting 101 - the very minimum you should expect from your tax accountant

What should your tax accountant be doing? What is your responsibility? How do you know if they've got it right?

How much for cash Mate?

The problem with cash

Is that all I'm getting back?

Want to get a bigger tax refund?

Should you spend $20,000 to get a tax deduction?

Remember - it's a deduction, not $20K in your pocket.

Choosing the right tax agent

There are some dodgy tax agents out there - how do you know if yours is a good one?

Do I have to lodge a tax return?

It can sometimes be confusing trying to work out whether or not you need to lodge a tax return.

What can I claim?

If a salesperson tells you your purchase is tax deductible is it?

Crowd Funding - Is it taxable?

Crowd Funding is an emerging tool to get capital into your business but what does the tax man think of it?

Introduction to rental property and tax

This short video is an introduction to what you need to know when buying, owning, and selling your rental property.

MyTax makes taxes less taxing

Find out how the ATO are making taxes less taxing with the introduction of myTax. Visit for more information and to check if it's right for you

Transporting bulky tools and equipment

Tax information for employees that need to transport bulky tools and equipment between their home and work. There are rules that you need to check and records you need to keep.