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Accountants welcome business tax changes in the 2020-21 Budget

The business tax changes under the 2020-21 Budget have been met with positive feedback from professional accounting bodies and tax experts.

Government backflips on RDTI cuts with a $2 billion boost

Last night, the Government announced a $2 billion investment into Research & Development Tax Incentives (RDTIs), scrapping a previously proposed $1.8 billion...

Budget 2020-21: What’s in it for businesses?

This year, Australia will see a $213.7 billion deficit. “Our economic response has come at a significant cost,” said...

What are startups looking to receive from the Federal Budget?

With the announcement of the Federal Budget looming this evening, start-up executives are calling for more money to be invested into growing...

Federal Budget: Treasurer brings forward tax cuts, braces for large deficit

As the Federal Government hands down the "most important budget since World War II" this evening, Australians can expect to see further...

How DebtForce is helping businesses get paid on time, every time

Having customers adhere to your trading terms is a perennial challenge for business owners, and being paid on time can be the...

Stocks Splits: What are they and why should investors care?

Guest authored by Robert Francis, Australian Managing Director of investing platform eToro. Two of the globe's biggest tech powerhouses,...

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world.

Increased capacity for NSW stadiums

The NSW Government have announced that major sporting events at selected Sydney stadiums will be able to increase their capacity from October...

NSW Government releases ’24-Hour Economy’ Strategy

The NSW Government has released a 24-Hour Economy Strategy to revamp Sydney’s nightlife, support local businesses and create more jobs in the...

Guidance needed on JobKeeper subsidised R&D and transfer pricing rules

Early this week, the Tax Institute of Australia (TIA) called for guidance material on the JobKeeper scheme in relation to the R&D...

ESG a growing global investment trend: Research

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are a rising trend in investment decision-making globally. Between 2016 and 2018, the...

Applications for research grants valued up to $1m close tomorrow

Applications for the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) grant close tomorrow, 10 September 2020 5:00 pm AEST. Under...

Businesses respond coolly to the coronavirus SME guarantee scheme

Less than 5 per cent of the Federal Government’s $40 billion Coronavirus SME guarantee scheme has been taken up by business owners.

Australia facing its worst economic contraction in history

The ABS confirmed Australia’s first recession since 1990 after recording two consecutive quarters of economic decline. After being hammered by the pandemic, bushfires and drought,...

Josh Frydenberg critiques Daniel Andrews’ response to COVID-19

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has lashed out at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews over the premier's handling of COVID-19 during a heated interview with ABC News...

Growing demand for digital wallets may signal demise of cash

The increasing preference for contactless payments during the COVID-19 pandemic might be here to stay. What payment trends are emerging? Mark Hodgson, Head of Product...

ANZ offers $200,000 loans to small businesses

ANZ today launched a new digital lending platform to provide a conditional $200,000 to small businesses in unsecured lending in as little as 20...

R&D tax incentive inquiry delayed a third time

Businesses have been plunged into further uncertainty as the Senate inquiry into R&D tax incentive ('RDTI') reforms is delayed a third time this year. What...

NSW government offering SMEs $10,000 to expand globally

On Monday 17 August, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro announced a $12 million Going Global Package...