Taxation

The following tax tips may help you to legitimately reduce your tax liability in your 2017-18 return.

14 tax tips for self-preparers


Get a jumpstart on the next financial year with these 11 EOFY resolutions.

11 EOFY resolutions no small business should do without


8 tax hacks to help students navigate the end of financial year.

8 tax hacks for students


Make sure you are across these small business tax tips for 2018.

15 small business tax tips for 2018


This year the ATO has already contacted one million taxpayers to address non-compliance surrounding work-related expenses.

Tax office cracks down on work-related expense claims


Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are the latest in a long line of weapons that fraudsters are using to prey on the vulnerable.

Beware of bitcoin fake tax debts scam


With the Budget delivered, what is in the fine print?

Budget 2018: Finance items in the fine print


Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison hands down his third Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

Federal Budget 2018: This year’s winners and losers


As more drivers switch to battery-charged vehicles, could the fuel excise revenue stream start to dry up?

Are electric car owners getting a free ride on the taxpayer?


Like many tax authorities, the ATO believes bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a form of property rather than being a true currency. Illustrations Eirian Chapman.

Bitcoin taxation: a global challenge for tax authorities


Will work-related expense claims be under the microscope when Australia's 2018 Federal Budget is released in May?

Safeguarding work-related expense claims on Budget wishlist


The emphasis on resolving disputes early not only saved both the ATO and taxpayer time and money but gave the taxpayer certainty going forward.

Message for accountants: Talk to the ATO


Customers at a cafe in the Dubai Mall.

How to design a new tax system


It is important to manage client expectations, including the time it will take and the cost to provide considered written advice.

Top answers to common client questions


Accountants need to be aware of the proposed changes and their potential impact on small businesses.

Changes to the enterprise tax plan could hurt small business


Are high-denomination Australian banknotes soon to be stamped with a use-by date?

Could managing cash stop tax cheats?


With the aim of increased taxpayer communication, the ATO has been issuing practical compliance guides in recent years.

ATO alerts vs rulings: is there a change in direction?


More than two million Australians hold an interest in a rental property.

Are the new rental property tax rules unfair to private investors?


Could a tax deduction for healthy lifestyles encourage better preventive care?

Should a healthy lifestyle be tax deductible?


A proposed tax ruling aims to simplify the way AFL stars, like Adelaide Crows captain Taylor Walker, earn money from their image.

Image counts for plenty as sports stars score tax goal


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