Archives for October 2016

Start-up business: which is the right structure for you?

Startup businesses need to make one important decision from the outset — what type of business set-up will best suit your enterprise now? And which structure will be best for the future? You’ve got a choice of four basic business structures — sole trader, partnership, company or trust. Of course, there are also more sophisticated structures [Read more…]

General facts about winding up your business

There are times where business owners, voluntarily or involuntarily, may need to wind up their business. It is generally less complicated to wind up the business of a sole trader (who has declared “bankruptcy”) than to wind up a business run through other structures. For companies, the terms typically used would be to “go into [Read more…]

Controversial super change scrapped: but other proposals need to be watched.

At the time of writing, the new Parliament released the first batch of proposed changes to the superannuation regime, and among these was the announcement that the proposed $500,000 lifetime non-concessional cap is to be scrapped. These proposed changes are still in exposure draft form and may be subject to further tweaking. The government also [Read more…]

Travel to a workplace: What’s in … What’s out?

A recurrent topic of conversation is when taxpayers can claim deductions for travel to a work location, and the eligibility or otherwise of certain claims in regard to that travel. Work-related travel is a hot focus area of the ATO as taxpayers can often get claims wrong for such expenses and costs. Indeed, over the [Read more…]