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Tax deductions for small business owners

Tax time is fast approaching—it’s important to do your homework and know exactly what tax deductions you can claim.

How Cloud Technology Has Transformed the Role of Accountants

The role of a tax accountant has been continuously changing over the course of the last 50 years, and it is currently undergoing yet another transition period with the growing popularity of cloud accounting.

“Let me tell you how it will be”: What the taxman can teach you about getting paid on time

I recently overlooked a GST bill.

The taxman is not okay with that. He wants his money. And fair enough; I want free healthcare and the other benefits of being a taxpayer.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Sales Tax?

How much do you really know about sales tax? We made a quiz so you can test yourself

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Claiming the costs for your business website

Your business website costs may be claimed as a tax deduction...

Are you searching for an Australian Business Number (ABN)?

We’ve recently added an ABN search feature to the new This feature is similar to the ABN search feature you may have used on our site previously.

Home-based business owners: are you aware of these tax deductions?

Close to one million businesses in Australia are home-based – a significant portion of the nation’s business community.

Running a home-based business offers a number of advantages including flexibility, convenience, freedom and cost savings. And when it comes to tax time, operating a business at or from your home means you may be eligible for a number of tax deductions.

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5 reasons working with an accountant on your taxes makes you a genius

Whether they realize it or not, small business owners spend a great deal of their time trying to avoid becoming a statistic. Accountants are vital to that mission.

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The Anatomy of a Sales Tax Rate

We get a lot of questions about exactly how much sales tax you should be charging your customers.

As with most things in the sales tax world, the answer is usually “It depends.”

This post will explain what factors go into those weird “6.75%” or “9.5%” sales tax numbers you see when charging sales tax to your customers. And we’ll also arm you with the tools and knowledge you need to be sure you’re charging your customers the right amount of sales tax! (And if you’re building your own shopping cart and reading all this sounds like pulling teeth, we get it. Check out TaxJar’s SmartCalcs Sales Tax API and let us handle it for you!)

April Sales Tax Due Dates 2015

April is what we refer to around here as a “sales tax perfect storm.” Quarterly and monthly filing due dates converge, until almost every online seller has a sales tax filling to make. This means figuring out how much to collect on all channels on which you sell, gathering all that info into a report based on how each state wants to see it, and actually filing and paying.

Digital Tips to Attract Clients Online This Tax Season

Your website or LinkedIn profile will often be the first thing about your company that a prospective client sees, and as we all know, you only get one chance to make a good first impression.