business

Checklist of business deductions

This non-exhaustive checklist of business deductions is designed to provide an easy reference guide to the types of deductions that might be claimed by businesses. This checklist should be read in conjunction with a similar checklist for employees that was published last week (read it here). Note that these deductions may not necessarily be available,

[ Read More ]

The ATO’s “GST-light” offer for new small businesses

The ATO says that it has “listened to the concerns of small businesses, tax professionals, industry associations and software providers”, and is working towards reducing GST compliance costs for small businesses. “We are reducing the amount of GST information required for the business activity statement (BAS) to simplify GST bookkeeping and reporting requirements,” it says.

[ Read More ]

Test your knowledge: Financial reporting quiz for directors

A survey of directors, auditors and other financial professionals conducted by the Financial Reporting Council revealed that, on average, directors believe their knowledge of the more technical accounting issues was “fair”. Test your knowledge: Financial reporting quiz for directors While the survey acknowledged a large diversity between directors of ASX top 200 companies versus other

[ Read More ]

Some common FBT mistakes

If a business provides certain benefits to staff, or their associates, the business taxpayer may be up for fringe benefits tax (FBT). But there seems to remain ongoing misconceptions, or at worst misinformation, among many in business about the exemption or otherwise of certain benefits provided to employees. Generally, a condition of exemption is that

[ Read More ]