Business client tax loss deduction denials

  Business owner clients may need to be reminded that they should not get too creative if they’ve thought how handy it would be to absorb a business loss as a tax deduction — especially under certain circumstances as described below. The ATO has the discretion to disallow the deduction of a tax loss if,

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Small business CGT concession eligibility to tighten

The government announced last year that it intended to tighten the eligibility factors for the CGT concessions that are generally available to small businesses. The CGT concessions are important for qualifying businesses in that they can defer, reduce or remove liability to CGT. Specifically, the proposed amendments (which have been released in exposure draft form)

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Top 5 avoidable tax mistakes small business owners keep making

The whitest lie ever told to aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs is that hard work guarantees success. Hard work is vital to success, but it’s not the only quotient. Perhaps your clients have listened when starry-eyed blog writers and charismatic airbrushed suits telling them that they can’t lose if they try hard enough. Well,

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