Federal Budget 2019: What small business needs to know!

- April 3, 2019 5 MIN READ

The 2019 budget brought many wins for the nation’s small business owners, including an increase to the instant asset write-off, investment into an apprenticeship scheme, increased infrastructure spending and a $60 million injection into the export market. Yet industry experts and small business advocates suggest more could be done to ease the burden on Australia’s… Read more »


Federal Budget: 20k instant asset tax write-off extended

- May 9, 2018 2 MIN READ

Australia’s small businesses may see some relief this financial year with Treasurer Scott Morrison announcing the extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off in the 2018-19 Federal Budget. The write-off was slated to end this financial year, however, it has now been extended until June 30, 2019. The instant asset write-off allows businesses to claim… Read more »


Innovation agenda more hype than substance says Liven founder

- May 7, 2018 2 MIN READ

Startups are calling for the government to provide more support for innovation ahead of the 2018 budget announcement. Liven co-founder David Ballerini has called out the Turnbull government for failing to deliver on its promise of an innovation nation, suggesting the PM has failed to walk the talk. Ballerini expects if history is anything to… Read more »

Business Basics

What does the Federal Budget 2017-18 mean for SMEs?

- May 10, 2017 4 MIN READ

This year’s Federal Budget is providing some positive support for business by extending the instant asset write-off and implementing the first phase of the 10-year Enterprise Tax Plan. Importantly, the Government is also proposing significant initiatives across infrastructure and health which are designed to create “more and better paid jobs” across all markets. Overall however… Read more »


Tax initiative bonus for small business

- January 13, 2017 2 MIN READ

It’s a great start to the new year for (bigger) small businesses. Around the country small businesses could be given another 12 months to cash in on the government’s $20,000 instant asset write-off scheme that was initially introduced in mid-2015. Former Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey introduced a tax initiative where small businesses could write-off $20,000… Read more »