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Want to dispute how your taxes are spent, according to your ‘tax receipt’? Not allowed
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
The present government, in its first federal budget for 2014-15, committed to making public how its tax revenue was being spent as well as the level of government debt. One taxpayer took objection.
Cheap (even free) open online finance courses on offer
Monday, 25 May 2015
In conjunction with the “massive open online course” (MOOC) provider Coursera, the University of Melbourne has just launched the first in a series of very cheap finance courses.
Like ‘on hold’ music? Apparently the Tax Office made a good choice
Friday, 22 May 2015
It’s an unfortunate reality that when we call government agencies we are more than likely to be put on hold at some stage of the call, and invariably will be “entertained” during our wait by cheesy muzak.
FAQs (and myths) about the $20,000 write-off
Friday, 22 May 2015
We have fielded a lot of inquiries from members since the budget in relation to the newly announced immediate asset write-off for assets costing less than $20,000 for small businesses.
The Tax Office has published guidance on the new $20,000 immediate asset write-off
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
While legislation to give effect to the proposal has not yet been enacted, it will apply to all small businesses and backdate to federal budget night.
Register of private binding rulings
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
The Register of Private Binding Rulings is a public historical record of all edited written binding advice the Tax Office has issued in response to requests for written binding advice.
The ATO
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
The Tax Office says it open forum initiative is part of its broader engagement strategy with registered tax and BAS agents.
Tax professionals note: Coming to your area — Tax Office open forums
Friday, 10 April 2015
The Tax Office's open forums provide a platform to facilitate discussion on how the environment and systems are changing, and will provide encouragement to get ready for these changes.
FAQs (and myths) about the $20,000 write-off
Friday, 22 May 2015
We have fielded a lot of inquiries from members since the budget in relation to the newly announced immediate asset write-off for assets costing less than $20,000 for small businesses.
Ransomware: The email virus infecting small business
Friday, 22 May 2015
Australian small businesses should double check suspicious emails because they may contain destructive ransomware, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned.
Selling or closing a small business: Webcast series
Thursday, 21 May 2015
The Tax Office has made available a webcast, broken into several episodes, about closing or selling a small business in order to inform small business owners of what they need to know.
Free tailored business assistance from the Tax Office
Thursday, 21 May 2015
If you are setting up a new small business, making changes to an existing one, or just need some small business tax help, the Tax Office can provide help to understand what you need to do.
Australian women 15 years behind men on super earnings
Friday, 15 May 2015
Australian women will have to work an extra 15 years to retire with the same amount of super as their male equivalents, figures have shown.
Childcare overhaul, with a safety net
Thursday, 14 May 2015
The government’s “jobs for families” package includes a single “Child Care Subsidy” payment made directly to childcare centres.
Facebook reveals its Australian tax bill for the first time
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Facebook has revealed the fiscal details of its Australian subsidiary for the first time, just as budget declarations of crackdowns on multinational corporations have promised hefty tax fines.
Work-related car expense claims simplified
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
As expected, the federal budget announced a change to the way work-related car expense deductions are calculated.