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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