February 1, 2016
Crowdfunding uses the internet and/or social media to find supporters and raise funds for different types of projects and ventures. It is rapidly evolving and gaining momentum with platforms such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo providing access to a worldwide audience.
In many cases it is used by individuals and groups to raise money in the form of donations for various causes. It is also often used to prove a business idea. If funding is successful the business moves from prototype to production, already has cashflow, gains publicity and has a core group of customers for the business to build on.
The question of course is what are the income tax consequences of money raised by crowdfunding? The answer, as with all things involving tax, isn’t necessarily straightforward. Read more →
November 2, 2015
Once you have decided to establish a business, there are a multitude of complex questions to be addressed such as business name, location, registrations and insurance. But one of the most important decisions to make is about business structures. Which business structure are you going to operate your business under? The problem is none are perfect and what works in one situation may not necessarily be appropriate in another. Business structures affect taxation, asset protection and when you sell your business, capital gains tax. Adding to the problem, moving from one structure to another is not necessarily easy either. Read more →
June 24, 2015
Business Advisory Services. What are they and why would you need them? As the name suggests Business Advisory refers to recommendations and advice in relation to your business and how to make it run smoothly and efficiently. Specifically business advice in relation to how you can improve your business. How you can improve some key areas of your business including cashflow, debtors, creditors, stock, business profitability and the ultimate worth or value of your business.
Did you know that your level of debtors and stock can adversely impact your cashflow and therefore your ability to pay your creditors? These areas of your business are interrelated. If one of these areas is not at the right level there can be some unwanted consequences for and in other areas of your business.