It's EOFY 2019, and the end of a financial year is the best time to set business resolutions for the start of the next financial one. To jumpstart your planning, CPA Australia has put together 11 resolutions no small business should do without.
Wanting to help cut down your workplace energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint? The EOFY instant asset write-off could help.
As digital businesses grow globally, individual countries are seeking to tax either the profits or the turnover generated within their own borders – and that’s where the international tax arguments begin.
The ATO has its sights set on tax agents who contravene the Code of Professional Conduct by failing to take reasonable care in the correct application of taxation laws to their clients’ circumstances. Here’s what you need to consider.
International efforts to rein in corporate tax avoidance are gaining momentum.
CPA Australia members say proposed changes to the taxation of discretionary trusts could discourage small business and hurt the wider economy.
Renovations and repairs can boost the capital value and rental yield of an investment property, but they can also have tax implications, so before reading up on renovation tips, investors should seek expert tax advice.
Many CPA Australia members are concerned by proposals to change the franking credits system.
Finance professionals are often the target of scams but they can do a lot to stop online scammers. Here’s how to avoid being the victim of a tax scam.
People who negatively gear investment property are most likely to be on higher incomes, yet the upfront tax benefits of negative gearing that they claim is relatively modest.
Single touch payroll – or STP – will soon be mandatory. Are you and your clients STP ready? Do your clients understand their payroll tax obligations?
With the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) increasing its compliance activities to reduce what it has identified as an $8.7 billion gap between what it has collected from individual taxpayers and what it should have collected, it may be tempting to consider any old tax audit insurance product. Here’s what accountants should know about junk insurance.
Opposition is building to proposals to limit the tax deductibility of providing tax advice, with CPA Australia members raising concerns about unintended consequences for individuals and small businesses.
The Australian Taxation Office’s campaign on work-related expenses has seen a jump in tax agents reported to the Tax Practitioners Board.
Australian accountants lagging in their various tax obligations are being put on notice.
Changes to Australian tax law affecting how business owners can make loans from private companies could discourage investment.
Closer collaboration between tax authorities around the world is closing the net on tax evaders and the intermediaries who enable their activities, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard on 6 November.
The rapid rise of the digital economy has raised a critical question for governments: how to devise a taxation regime that provides revenue without reducing the benefits that come from digitalisation.
Transforming organisations should actively involve all stakeholders in the journey, ATO deputy commissioner James O’Halloran tells CPA Congress in Melbourne. And that includes clients.
Electric cars might represent the future of road transport, but they also pose a significant taxation and funding dilemma for governments.