Taxation

CPA Australia and its members engage in informed debate on tax issues that can be broadly categorised under policy, legislation, administration and operations.

The role of CPA Australia in tax policy


COVID-related scenarios can rapidly change, so organisations need to ensure their plan is relevant and addresses all factors.

Untangling COVID-19 workplace requirements


There are going to be a lot of practices under even more pressure because clients are going to come in early and want their tax return completed.

Heavy lifting: Why tax time this year is more taxing


Clear documentation related to the nature of payments to directors and the commercial basis of any changes is important in the event of ATO enquiries.

Time to review long-held practices for directors’ fees


As tax agents have begun meeting with their clients, many are checking income received from the stimulus measures as part of income tax return discussions.

Tax time 2020: Economic stimulus and tax whistleblowers


People in business need to consciously maintain their mental wellbeing and the usual commonsense approaches still apply.

Stress management: COVID-19, tax time and the sum of our fears


This year, the ATO has introduced a shortcut method to claim deductions between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 for work from home expenses at A80 cents per hour.

Dealing with disruption: Tax time and COVID-19


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?


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