The Venezuelan Government ordered the closure of over 100 McDonald’s restaurants in the country last week in response to “irregularities” in the fast food chains financial records. There...

One of Australia’s leading producers of RTD alcoholic beverages has discovered that they can steer clear of the ‘alcopop’ tax by using alcohol derived from beer. Independent Distillers...

The Rudd Government is to consider two new measures to simplify small business taxation and reduce small business compliance costs. The potential changes, relating to income tax and GST, are designed to...

The Federal Budget, announced on May 13, has changed legislation to ensure that workplace lunches can no longer be considered a salary sacrifice. Paying for lunch with pre-tax money has, not surprisingly,...

The Federal Budget was delivered on May 13 to a mixed response as the Government seeks to exhibit a fiscally conservative attitude to the Australian economy. There was consequently a mix of good and bad...

The Federal Budget always has great implications on businesses and provided below is a number of opinions from select industry groups. Australian Retailers Association The peak industry group in Australia’s...

In the wake of the 70% tax increase on ‘ready to drink’ alcoholic beverages (RTD’s) which has shocked consumers and industry professionals alike, the Rudd government is also set to levy...

The Victorian and ACT Governments have released their budgets for 2008/09 and retailers have been provided with some much needed tax relief. The ACT Government announced a 20% payroll tax threshold increase...