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Google GO! What is it?

Google Go makes discovering, exploring, and sharing the best of the web easy and fast. Get answers quickly and reliably with Google Go, even on slow connections and smartphones with low space. At 5MB in size, it’s speedy to download and get started. A new app, named Google Go, has been launched to give the unified [...]

A-Z Marketing Glossary

Your marketing specialist can sometimes come across like she or he is speaking in another language. We have compiled the most common marketing terms in our A-Z Glossary. You can now know what these strange words mean so you can better understand what your marketing specialist is saying and why they are implementing the procedures [...]

Traditional Commerce vs Ecommerce

Commerce is commerce, right? Maybe, in the broad sense that commerce is the act of buying and selling goods. However, just like most things, the internet and technology have changed the way that commerce is conducted with the emergence of ecommerce. So, no, commerce isn’t just commerce anymore. Even though they have the same primary [...]

Transitioning Your Brick and Mortar Store to Ecommerce

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to take your brick-and-mortar store to an online ecommerce store. Transitioning from brick-and-mortar to ecommerce may seem like an uphill battle, but trust us, it’s much easier than you think. Since you have a physical store, you’re already halfway there — a lot of the activities executed in your storefront will [...]

No Expense ‘incurred’ with purchase of sequestered carbon

The federal court upheld the Commissioner’s amended assessment denying a business taxpayer, Academy Cleaning & Security Pty Ltd. (‘academy’), a deduction of $420,000 for the purported purchase of 15,000 tonnes of ‘sequestered carbon’ Facts The taxpayer’s business included providing security and cleaning services under contracts that it won in tender processes, and one of the [...]

Property Developer is denied input tax credits

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’) has upheld the Commissioner’s decision to disallow input tax credits relating to property developments. Facts The Taxpayer carried on a property development enterprise, and claimed about $1.95 million in input tax credits in relation to four property developments in Western Australia for earthworks and related services provided, and invoiced, [...]

And now… From the TPB

The following are messages and reminders to practitioners which have been received from the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) during the past month Renewal processing times The TPB currently has many new registration applications to process, so practitioners may experience some delays in having their renewal applications processed over the next few months. However, the TPB [...]

Keeping ABN Details up to date

The ATO finds businesses tend to forget to update their Australian Business Number (ABN) details in the Australian Business Register (ABR) when their circumstances or details change. Practitioners can do a few things to help keep their clients’ ABN details up to date and reduce unnecessary contact from the ATO. Check ABN’s are still in [...]