small business

Deductibility of training course fees provided to employees

Running a successful small business sometimes requires an upskilled team. If you need your employees to grow their expertise in a particular area, spotting them for short-courses can be a worthwhile endeavour. When providing staff these courses, Tax & Super Australia has observed the following questions for employers to consider from a tax viewpoint. Can

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Small business to get a break on SuperStream deadline

With the June 30 SuperStream adoption deadline upon us, the ATO has announced that any small business that has had trouble doing so will be given consideration. While around 450,000 small businesses have implemented the required changes, according to deputy commissioner James O’Halloran, he says it has become apparent that some small businesses may need

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Data matching efforts to get a kick-along (get your ducks in a row)

Data matching efforts to get a kick-along. The ATO has announced that it will acquire data from businesses that it visits as part of its employer obligations compliance program during the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years. The data it says will be collected includes: ABN of the payer business ABN of the payee business

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When your ‘nearest neighbour’ turns out to be Big Brother

When your ‘nearest neighbour’ turns out to be Big Brother. Although the transition to Standard Business Reporting (SBR) might be getting a lot of attention, there are several other strategic digitally-based analytics projects underway at the ATO. For example, its Smarter Data Program, which the ATO pre-empted through its document Blueprint for Change that was

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