In an interview with INTHEBLACK, Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Commissioner Chris Jordan warns that his staff are getting better at identifying problem tax advisers and taking action.
New tax whistleblower laws came into effect on 1 July. Here's what you need to know about disclosure.
Winnings from gambling are tax free in most jurisdictions. Would there be any point to taxing winnings?
They're bad for the economy, for the accounting industry and for our clients, so why are outrageous tax claims still so widespread?
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Tax time can be a trying time for many practitioners, but there are ways to ease the burden. Here three leading practitioners share their views on how to manage the surge in financial year-end client demands.
Rental deductions and cryptocurrency data-matching are joining work-related expenses on the Australian Taxation Office’s list of priorities as Australians prepare to lodge their tax returns.
All Australian businesses, no matter how small, will soon be lodging their pay and super details online via Single Touch Payroll.
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.