Named Beem, the app will enable individual users to request payments from others or split a bill, and also allow businesses to take instant payments from customers.
Seventy-five percent of online shoppers said they rarely or never buy groceries online, according to the survey of nearly 8,600 adults from Aug. 12 to Sept. 1. Even among frequent online shoppers who make internet purchases at least weekly, almost 60 percent said they never buy groceries online or do so just a few times a year, according to the poll.
You don’t have to look far to notice that one of the biggest changes in how we pay for things is the explosion of “tap-and-go” payments. Whether it’s for a round of drinks or groceries, Australians are more likely to pay for something by waving a plastic card near a terminal than people anywhere else in the world.
Businesses are advised to make sure their tax records are in order, with one expert warning the Australian Tax Office is beefing up its data tracking methods.
Chartered accountant with Pilot Partners Murray Howlett says the ATO has more than just the tax status of salads on its mind at the moment: SME owners’ social media accounts could also be under scrutiny, Howlett told SmartCompany.