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ATO warns of scammers targeting small business

- December 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is alerting small business owners and individuals to beware of scammers taking advantage of tax payment deadlines to con people into paying out funds. Historically the period from November to January is the peak time for cybercriminals to hit unsuspecting businesses. The ATO reports over $2 million was lost by… Read more »

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The news you need to know: November 4 2019

- November 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Did you miss today’s news? Check out the latest headlines that matter to small business owners with our daily briefs. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, November 4 2019. Government plans independent review program for ATO complaints Following record complaints against the ATO, taxpayers and small business owners could get a fairer deal… Read more »

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The news you need to know: October 24 2019

- October 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

Check-in on the news that matters to small business owners as we unpack today’s headlines. Here’s what you need to know on Thursday, October 24 2019. Westpac remediation and misconduct costs to hit $2billion Finance analysts are tipping Westpac’s remediation costs following the fallout of the Royal Commission are set to hit $2 billion as… Read more »

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The news you need to know: October 18, 2019

- October 18, 2019 2 MIN READ

Catch up on today’s headlines as we break down the news small business owners need to know on Friday, October 18, 2019. ATO warns taxpayers to lodge before October 31 deadline The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is calling for people to lodge their tax returns by the October 31 deadline or miss out on refunds.… Read more »

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The news you need to know: September 12 2019

- September 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Skipped today’s headlines? Don’t stress. Catch up on all the news that matters to small business owners. Here’s what you need to know on  Thursday, September 12, 2019. ATO to go after super nonpayers The ATO has announced plans to go after 25,000 employers that are failing to pay their employees super. However, Industry Super… Read more »

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The news you need to know: August 29, 2019

- August 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

Grab your daily dose of all the news that matters to small business owners. Here’s what you need to know on August 29, 2019. Afterpay shares surge Big news for the buy now pay later finance option Afterpay, with shares up by almost 10 per cent yesterday. The homegrown fintech now has over 5 .2… Read more »

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The news you need to know, August 23, 2019

- August 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

Stay up to date with all the news that matters to small business owners with our daily news briefs. Here’s what you need to know on August 23, 2019. A new law proposed by the Government that will allow the ATO to disclose the tax debts of small business owners to credit reporting agencies is… Read more »

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Adopting technology can help SMBs save time and money

- July 2, 2019 3 MIN READ

The beginning of the new financial year can be a transformative time for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) in terms of reviewing finances and making important business decisions about the year ahead. Technology can help SMBs ensure their tax duties and reporting are accurate and useful – saving time, boosting compliance, budgeting more effectively, to position them… Read more »

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Top tips for small businesses as EOFY approaches

- June 13, 2019 3 MIN READ

For small businesses, the 2018/19 finish line is in sight. At midnight on 30 June, the financial year ends, the books are closed and businesses report their financial situation to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Matthew Prouse from Xero provides five tips to help small businesses make the most of this busy time and keep stress… Read more »