While providing income for retirement is the obvious purpose of a pension paid from a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), there are some issues to think about before drawing a pension from your SMSF.
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While it might be a tough topic to broach, it is inevitable that someday you will leave your business. You can’t know whether you’ll sell up, retire or leave due to health reasons, so is important that you prepare yourself for any eventuality.
When can you claim a deduction for home to work travel? As a general rule, travel from your home to your workplace is not allowed as a deduction because it constitutes a “private expense”. There are however circumstances when you may be entitled to claim some of these travel expenses, or even travel costs to […]
Here are some misconceptions about deductions that many taxpayers commonly believe to be claimable, but are typically rejected by the Tax Office. While some are obviously not allowable, they have all been genuinely attempted to be claimed — and in most instances knocked back. Other disallowed claims, however, may surprise.
The Tax Office’s ongoing compliance efforts have some constant focus. One of these is the often flawed characterisation by businesses of an employee as a contractor. The mischief from the Tax Office’s point of view is the avoidance of employer obligations relating to the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) and Pay As You Go (PAYG) withholding.
While technology can streamline business processes, it can also create major problems. Technology and working-life website, Lifehacker, has come up with what it says are 10 of the most common mistakes, in no particular order, that small businesses make in IT. Thankfully, it also suggests how to avoid them!
The technology and working-life website Lifehacker has put together a list of some very handy apps that can allow you to operate your business on the go – or completely change the way you do things. Here are five of Lifehacker’s favourites.
If you are an employer registered for GST you may be entitled to claim credits for payments you make to reimburse employees (including company directors) or partners in a partnership for certain work-related expenses.
Credit reporting and receivables management company, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), has found that new or inexperienced entrepreneurs often send business plans to potential investors before their plan is fully completed or vetted. Here are some common mistakes that D&B says too many business owners make when developing a business plan; and they are turning potential investors […]
Auditors play a crucial role in the compliance regime of self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). The legislation that governs the SMSF sector requires that accounts, statements and all compliance needs of an SMSF be audited every year by an “approved auditor”*.
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