Australia's goods and services tax (GST) was introduced, with much controversy, 20 years ago this year. It's now entrenched, but does it need an overhaul?
New technology and a different approach mean that the Australian Taxation Office has taken its game to a new level. Tax advisers need to pay attention.
The Australian Taxation Office is continuing its crackdown on the black economy, with increasing help from the public.
Blurred lines and controversial decisions mean that going to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal can be a risky proposition.
Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan says the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is focusing on rental income as it pays more attention to “individuals not in business”.
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.
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.