Carbon Tax – Small Business Still Has a Voice

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Tweet As of 8 November 2011 Australia has carbon tax legislation with the tax due to come into effect mid-2012 with a starting price of $23/tonne. This article is not going to be on whether it’s a good or bad thing – and I have my own opinion on how effective I think it will […]

Small Business are PEOPLE

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Tweet On Sunday 9 October 2011, Peter Strong, Executive Director of the Council of Small Business of Australia appeared on Meet the Press. He spoke about the frustrations of small business over tax compliance and the government’s red tape, the carbon tax, and the Greens’ plan to cut small business tax from 30 to 25 […]

October 2011 Tax Forum

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Tweet The proposed tax forum which was to take place before June 30 is now scheduled for October 4 and 5. But it seems what was originally meant to be an opportunity for small business to have a voice in tax reform is actually turning into a tax seminar controlled by the Treasurer with topics […]

Business Facing Grim 12 Months

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Tweet Well I don’t know about you but I’m more confused than ever! On the one hand we’re told Australia is riding high and one of the few countries to make it through the GFC relatively unscathed. Low unemployment, confidence in the future and so on. On the other there were reports recently that business […]

Keep Your Business Viable

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Tweet I attended the NAB National Small Business Summit on Wednesday 27 July (via webcast). Of interest was the presentation by Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo who on the one hand presented the human face of the ATO and their belief in treating small business as people. On the other, he gave the very clear message […]