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Tax and transparency – FBT

Tax and transparency – FBT

While it might not be the season, FBT joins “Justified Trust” on the ATO’s transparency and tax reform agenda. Here are five important changes to be aware of when it comes to FBT this year.

Australian Superannuation Handbook major online update for subscribers

Australian Superannuation Handbook major online update for subscribers

The superannuation landscape has been reshaped from 1 July 2017 with reforms representing some of the most dramatic changes in the last decade. Thomson Reuters Read more…

Making disruption work

Making disruption work

Change – a constant in the business world, with technology transforming the labour and consumer markets in equal measure. So how can disruption be a force for success?

Tax and transparency - Justified Trust

Tax and transparency – Justified Trust

From CEOs to customer service, tax transparency is a company-wide issue. Find out about the latest ATO initiative, “Justified Trust”.

Sustainable investment – climate change and financial risk reporting

Sustainable investment – climate change and financial risk reporting

As global investment groups take on climate change as an economic reality, are you fluent in the latest developments for financial disclosure and sustainable investment?

LRBA integrity measure for super pension cap

LRBA integrity measure for super pension cap

Legislation introduced in the House of Reps on 25 May 2017 has proposed a range of technical amendments to ensure that the $1.6m super pension Read more…

Superannuation thresholds for 2017-18

Superannuation thresholds for 2017-18

The superannuation contributions caps are not subject to indexation for 2017-18 given that they have been reset for this period by the superannuation reform legislation. Read more…

Adviser to pay $70k for negative gearing advice

Adviser to pay $70k for negative gearing advice

News that some banks are no longer taking into account the tax benefits of negative gearing in loan applications has thrown the strategy back into Read more…

SMSFs and related-party borrowing arrangements

SMSFs and related-party borrowing arrangements

SMSFs with related-party limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs) have until 31 January 2017 to implement arm’s length terms for such arrangements. The Tax Office considers Read more…

Superannuation $500,000 lifetime cap dumped by Government

Superannuation $500,000 lifetime cap dumped by Government

On 15 September 2016, the Coalition Government announced that it will not proceed with its 2016-17 Budget proposal for a $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional Read more…

Featured Resources

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…

Help build client relationships with technology - podcast A look at the technology accounting firms are using to help build closer relationships with their clients.