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Running a small business in Australia? Get useful tips and advice on invoicing, accounting, and taxes.

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Taxes for sole traders and small businesses in Australia

When you run a small business or work as a sole trader, you become responsible for managing your company taxes, which involves charging sales tax, lodging tax returns, and claiming tax credits. It’s therefore important to understand which taxes you might be accountable for if you run your own business in Australia.

In this blog post, we take a look at some of the main business taxes in Australia and explain how they might affect sole traders and small business owners.

Debitoor invoicing and accounting software helps small businesses and sole traders stay on top of company taxes

Kate

Invoice or tax invoice? Your questions answered

It’s easy to get confused about what makes an invoice a tax invoice. After all, they look alike, they include similar information, and they’re both considered legal documents.

To make things a bit clearer, this blog post answers some of the most common questions about invoicing and tax invoices - from how you can identify an Australian tax invoice, to how they can be sent.

Australian tax invoice created with Debitoor invoicing and accounting software

Kate

Overdue invoices: still a problem for Australian businesses?

Outstanding bills and overdue invoices frustrate freelancers and small business owners around the world, but one country has become infamous for late invoice payments: Australia.

Fortunately, initiatives and regulations to speed up payments have led to a drastic improvement - late payments have reached a record low, and research has found that outstanding bills are now settled 11.7 days late, down from 15.3 days in 2017.

While the overall situation is improving, overdue invoices can still cause issues for small businesses and freelancers. For those of you who struggle to get paid on time, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you get your money sooner.

Debitoor invoicing and accounting software makes it easy to follow up overdue invoices

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Invoicing in Australia? Here’s how!

Invoicing is one of the first things you need to master when starting a small business, becoming self-employed, or working as a freelancer. It might not be the most exciting part of running a business, but invoicing is the key to getting paid.

In this blog post, we offer some advice to Australian freelancers and small business owners who are looking to send their first invoice.

If you're a freelancer, sole trader, or small business owner, you'll need to master invoicing. Here's how you can invoice with Debitoor invoicing and accounting software

What to include in an Australian invoice?

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