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What a changed world we are living in as we all try to navigate the challenges arising from the current Coronavirus Pandemic, including protecting the health and safety of our friends and family, and the viability of our businesses, employment and investments.

The Christmas season is here! Festive celebrations, gifts and entertainment become common occurrences at the workplace during this time of year. However, most employers get a shock during the annual audit toward the end of the financial year, as they realise the overall cost of gifts and partying doubled up due to the Fringe Benefit Tax or FBT.

It is no secret that insufficient and poorly managed cash flow can cripple even the most profitable businesses. According to a new study from Wakefield Research, commissioned by Intuit Australia, small businesses in Australia have lost opportunities worth $5.8 billion due to inadequate cash flow. It is essential to take control of your cash flow to keep your business going even during a turbulent phase.

Financial management is no child’s play, especially when your business is still taking baby steps in the volatile market. Inadequate cash flow and haphazard finances can cost you dearly, taking your business back to square one. That’s the reason why you need to iron out your finances early on to survive, thrive and flourish in a fiercely competitive business world.

The transaction and use of cryptocurrency in Australia are evolving rapidly. If you’ve bought, sold or even traded using cryptocurrency, you have a tax obligation to retain records. Here are a few essential tax tips that you need to consider if you have made a profit by trading in cryptocurrency:

Uber is looking for more drivers and Airbnb is seeking more hosts, but what are the implications of becoming part of this new ‘sharing’ economy’?

According to the Assistant Commissioner of Taxation, Tom Wheeler, over 400 small to medium sized enterprises are about to receive a visit from the ATO as part of a crackdown on cash based businesses.