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FBT and Ride Sharing Travel

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While the Australian Taxation Office were treating Ride Sharing Vehicles such as Uber as a taxi for GST purposes, the ride sharing vehicles missed out on a useful Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) exemption for home to work travel which was only provided for registered Taxis.

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Expansion of Taxable Payments Reporting System to Road Freight, IT and Security, Investigation and Surveillance Services

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Effective from 1 July 2019, Taxable Payments Reporting obligations apply to businesses providing Road Freight, IT and Security, Investigation and Surveillance services, with the first Taxable Payments Report due on 28th August 2020.

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$50 Million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund Now Open

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The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science have recently opened the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund to support Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with a capital contribution to invest into efficient and transformative manufacturing processes, boost the growth of jobs and promote a more highly skilled workforce in the manufacturing sector.

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Remote area tax concessions due for overhaul: Productivity Commission

Mazars strengthen indirect tax offering

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Mazars Australia announces the appointment of Indirect Tax Specialist, Stephen Baxter, strengthening indirect tax offering.

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How does your superannuation diversification strategy stack up?

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The Australian Taxation Office recently announced that they would be writing to trustees of self managed superannuation funds that they believe could have an investment strategy that does not meet the diversification requirements under regulation 4.09 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act (SISA).

It is expected that the trustees of approximately 18,000 SMSFs will receive this letter.

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5 Steps to improve business outcomes

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Business improvement is a mindset, an overlay on all our activities and many of us need to schedule time to ensure the process gets due attention.

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Social Media Policy – a shield and a sword

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It’s vital to have a Social Media Policy in place and ensure your employees understand what it means, with social media becoming such an integral part of running a business. Media stories about employees putting their employment at risk through their social media posts seem to have increased in recent months.

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How to put more money in your pocket when selling a business

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As a business owner contemplating the sale of your business, one of the most important things you need to consider is the tax implications surrounding the transaction.

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Up to $50,000 Grant Now available to Small Businesses

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The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training has opened the Small Business - Business Growth Fund to help businesses grow and transition from small to medium sized, support and accelerate employment generating activities and improve the sustainability of businesses in general.

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