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Got a tax complaint? Talk to the Inspector-General, not the Ombudsman
Friday, 24 April 2015
The government agency to which people make complaints about the Tax Office and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) will change from May 1.
Tax Office continues to data match online sellers, but ramps up the target
Friday, 24 April 2015
Both the Tax Office and the Department of Human Services (which governs Centrelink) have in the past asked for data from eBay, and they are set to make another request soon.
Top 5 tax topics you want to know about: Number 1 - GST
Friday, 24 April 2015
The final day of our Top 5 tax topics series! Today, the most common topic asked about by our members on our helpline service — The Goods and Services Tax. Here's what you need to know.
Top 5 tax topics you want to know about: Number 2 - CGT
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Day two of our Top 5 tax topics series! Today, the second most common topic asked about by our members on our helpline service — Capital Gains Tax. Here's what you need to know.
Tax professionals note: Coming to your area β€” 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.
TPB sends out warning following federal court sentence
Thursday, 19 March 2015
The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has renewed its warning to registered tax practitioners engaged in shonky practices, following the trial and deregistration of a registered tax agent.
Tax agents: You could be about to get a letter from the ATO on your "very high wealth" clients
Thursday, 30 October 2014
The Tax Office is about to embark on a letter campaign targeting tax professionals with very "high wealth" clients. However tax agents will still have an oppotrunity to confirm or otherwise this assesment.
Tax Office publications released
Thursday, 16 October 2014
The following Tax Office publications have been released:
Top 5 tax topics you want to know about: Number 1 - GST
Friday, 24 April 2015
The final day of our Top 5 tax topics series! Today, the most common topic asked about by our members on our helpline service — The Goods and Services Tax. Here's what you need to know.
Exiting your business: How to maximise its value
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Most Australian business owners tend not to have a plan or strategy when it comes to exiting their business, and so fail to either maximise or extract its full value.
Top 5 tax topics you want to know about: Number 2 - CGT
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Day two of our Top 5 tax topics series! Today, the second most common topic asked about by our members on our helpline service — Capital Gains Tax. Here's what you need to know.
Builders note: Change to your
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Employers in the building and construction industry need to be aware of a significant change in reporting requirements for your 'taxable payments annual report'.
Real estate agents need to be licensed to give SMSF advice: ASIC
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Some real estate agents are unaware they must hold an Australian Financial Services License to provide advice on self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) investments, ASIC has said.
Chart shows complex taxation scheme on beer, spirits
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Australia’s alcohol taxation scheme has been earmarked for potential review, after federal government’s tax discussion paper pointed out the inconsistencies between tax rates on beer, wine and spirits.
Tax Office to put e-tax system out to pasture in reinvention drive
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
The Tax Office is planning to retire its e-tax application by tax time 2016, and broaden the functionality of its newer online myTax return lodgement system.
Dodgy payday lenders under ASIC watch
Thursday, 19 March 2015
The corporate watchdog is threatening payday lenders with extreme action in response to dodgy lending practices, as a report shows the industry is plagued with unsuitable loan arrangements.