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There’s finally some certainty about the corporate tax rate(s). Legislation has recently passed Parliament and the fate of other proposed changes has also been finalised. The rate of 27.5% applies to corporate tax entities known as “base rate entities”. These are companies which carry on...

In Australia, there are currently around 7.7m ABN's with over 860,000 new ABNs issued in 2017-18. The Australian Business Number system was originally introduced in 2000 as a way to provide businesses with a unique identifier when dealing with the government and to support the...

Before you head off overseas to work or start a business, you should consider the Australian residency tests. Leaving Australia for a period of time doesn’t mean that your Australian tax obligations are no longer relevant. Australian tax is based on the concept of “residency”....

A garnish is an enhancer, something to dress up a plate - think of a sprig of parsley. A garnishee is something entirely different, although it can enhance an otherwise dire situation for a creditor and bring home the bacon. It’s a third party who...

In a decision touching on out-of-hours conduct and social media use, the Fair Work Commission has upheld the sacking of a 47-year-old man who, while downing beers at the pub, sent a sexually crude Instagram message to a young female co-worker. Prince of Wales Private...

You may have heard all about the small business tax concessions, but do you know how you qualify for them and whether you’re making the most of the tax concessions available to you? Generally, your business would qualify as a “small business entity” if you have,...