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Superannuation year-end checklist

Superannuation year-end checklist

Superannuation tax planning has taken on new significance for the year ended 30 June 2016. The proposed Budget changes that are set to restrict the Read more…

Flip-ups to the US for Aussie start-ups

Flip-ups to the US for Aussie start-ups

It is common for Australian founders to commence operations in an Australian company with their shareholding held either directly or indirectly via an Australian discretionary Read more…

Is corporate "tax bashing" getting a little out of hand?

Is corporate “tax bashing” getting a little out of hand?

In case you missed it, international tax reform is “on a roll”. It might be well overdue, but its effects will be dramatic to say Read more…

Possible SMSF implications for Australians moving overseas

Possible SMSF implications for Australians moving overseas

People often come and go from Australia for a variety of reasons, including temporary work. Moving countries is a significant step and requires a lot Read more…

ATO early engagement review letters

ATO early engagement review letters

Tax agents, accountants and anyone involved in large transactions with significant tax consequences need to be aware of the ATO’s new “Early Engagement Review” letters. Read more…

The Art of Innovation: Corporate tax supporting the new breed of innovative Australian companies

The Art of Innovation: Corporate tax supporting the new breed of innovative Australian companies

Corporate tax supporting the new breed of innovative Australian companies There is no denying that building a culture of innovation has been at the top Read more…

Budget Update: Towards Transparency

Budget Update: Towards Transparency

When the Federal Government introduced the Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law (MAAL) last year, it put multinational corporations (MNCs) on notice regarding taxation. During the recent budget Read more…

The Transparency Imperative

The Transparency Imperative

At a time when many governments are grappling with significant budget deficits, tax planning strategies that rely on cross border profit shifting have drawn the Read more…

Re-positioning SMSF clients for Budget superannuation measures

Re-positioning SMSF clients for Budget superannuation measures

The 2016 Federal Budget measures announced on 3 May 2016 represent some of the most dramatic changes to the superannuation system since the 1 July Read more…

Diverting income to SMSFs - ATO warning

Diverting income to SMSFs – ATO warning

The Tax Office has issued a Taxpayer Alert warning individuals about arrangements purporting to divert personal services income to a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) to Read more…

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Federal Parliament adjourns, but until when?

After a marathon sitting, to finalise and pass the Senate electoral reform Bill, both Houses of Federal Parliament adjourned on Friday, 18 March 2016, ostensibly Read more…

Remaining competitive in 2016

Accounting research should be an ongoing priority for every firm, as it helps with remaining competitive.  But many fail to invest in this vital area. Read more…

Developing talent for your firm – a guide to training and empowering the heroes of your firm

The Australian accounting profession is facing a critical skills shortfall at a time when job prospects for the profession remain strong. In this free ebook, Read more…

Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation

Currency of Denomination and Credit Spreads Revisited Chevron and the Australian Tax Office (ATO) litigated a 5-year intercompany loan to Chevron’s Australian affiliate involving US$2.5 Read more…

Common mistakes when marketing your accounting firm – free ebook

Everyone makes mistakes, but there are ways to avoid common errors when marketing your accounting business so you can engage effectively with potential clients and Read more…

Accountants and the gender pay gap – infographic

There’s a significant pay gap in the Australian workforce, with women earning on average 24.74% less than men across all industries. Even in the accounting Read more…

Choosing the right accounting research platform for your firm

Accountants rely on the latest research tools and insights to deliver the best service to their tax and accounting clients and position themselves as trusted Read more…

Diversity in the accounting industry – free ebook

Diversity within the workforce is an ongoing challenge for Australian industries, including the tax and accounting sector. In this ebook, we’ll examine the business case Read more…

ATO’s new data matching system – Video The ATO's data-matching system is now very sophisticated and operates on a large scale. The sources it matches are wide and the aim is to check that taxpayers are complying properly with the tax laws.
2015 GLOBAL BEPS READINESS SURVEY REPORT INFOGRAPHIC

Thomson Reuters, in conjunction with International Tax Review™, conducted a survey of  180 tax professionals at multinational companies (MNCs) about their preparations for the OECD’s Base Read more…