July 2020

Read the July 2020 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Professor Veena Sahajwalla has a strategy for tipping recyclable material straight back into the economy. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

How inventor Veena Sahajwalla is revolutionising recycling science


With COVID-19 also resulting in many of us working from home more often or even for the first time, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced a new shortcut method for work-from-home deductions.

How public practitioners can get ready for tax time


Discretionary trusts are on the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) radar as the regulator steps up its efforts to clamp down on tax avoidance.

Discretionary trusts in the ATO spotlight


Globally, most businesses have taken a major hit financially due to various governments’ responses to COVID-19, and many will not survive the COVID-19 lockdown phase.

Are higher taxes the best way to shore up the economy?


Jerome Tymms CPA and Shaun Steenkamp CPA from National Australia Bank (NAB). Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Open communication and adaptability: Two CPAs on success at NAB


The BNPL business model is built around getting customers paying on time, compared  to that of the credit card model, which relies on customers being permanently in debt.

Why buy now, pay later providers are here to stay


Amid the hardship of the past six months, glimmers of optimism have emerged, and the next version of normal is slowly taking shape.

7 predictions for the new normal post-pandemic


There is a good chance that major changes could occur in offices over the next few months as staff start to return.

How to expertly handle return-to-work for employees post-pandemic


Five experts explain why SME owners in this group should build an effective online sales presence and how they can go about doing so.

Build your business: 4 tips for selling online


It is now possible to sign up for short courses in almost anything, from risk management in banking to how to become a CEO.

How to choose the right micro-credential to build your career


All employers need to have better visibility over working times to enable employees to be paid correctly.

Record-keeping: The new normal for fair pay


Property stamp duties are entirely pegged to market conditions, and therefore are an inherently unstable revenue source for the states and territories.

Should land tax replace stamp duty in Australia?


Despite slavery being abolished by most countries more than 150 years ago, its modern equivalents can still be found in supply chains across many industries.

Why accountants play a lead role in supply chain management


What if you didn’t have to make more time to attend to your health because it was integrated into every working day?

Need a nudge? How to make healthy choices easy at work


Ajith Abeynaike CPA, CFO of Hallmark Cards. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

How Ajith Abeynaike CPA is future-proofing Hallmark Cards


If most of us agree that meetings make it harder for us to get work done, why do we have so many?

6 tips for effective remote meetings


While some may continue working because it is their passion, for others it is borne out of financial necessity.

How to trade retirement for reinvention with professional networks


A wi-fi analyser like NetSpot can be a big help in diagnosing connectivity problems.

7 tips for troubleshooting your remote work technology


Dynamic arrays: Sorting lists in Excel


Corrinne Kong CPA.

Why Corrinne Kong CPA took on accounting work in a war zone