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Back to the Future IV – Tax Compliance Anomaly


President Tim Neilson, CTA discusses the increasingly anomalous interaction between self-assessment and ATO scrutiny.

When I started in tax, each taxpayer was required each year to lodge a tax...

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Why Aged Care is the next hot topic for the tax adviser

A recent report on aged care has found Australian system standards are well below where they should be.

The recently published interim Royal Commission report on aged care suggests that that the aged...

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State Taxes Committee effecting change in Victoria


By Simon Tisher, CTA, Chair of The Tax Institute’s Victorian State Taxes Committee and Barrister at the Victorian Bar.

My involvement with the Tax Institute’s Victorian State Taxes Committee began...

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The importance of correct bank account details


In this environment of tight banking controls, one of the most vulnerable pieces of information relating to a client’s bank account are the bank account details a tax agent enters on the ATO...

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2020-21 Pre-Budget submission

By Bruce Quigley, CTA, Senior Adviser

Earlier this week, the Tax Institute made a pre-budget submission (the submission) to the Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.

The submission observed that to...

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3 tips to prepare you for the future of tax

It’s no secret that the tax profession is changing rapidly. How do you future-proof your career?While tax professionals are used to the constant uncertainty that arises from legislative changes,...

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Do you have the skills of a tax star?



Find out if you have the skills that make a top tax professional.

To be a successful tax adviser, you’ll first need to show expertise in the subject matter; also known as technical skills.


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Tax Counsel's Report: Tax debt disclosure


By Angie Ananda, FTI

Under proposed changes, the ATO will be able to report tax debts of at least $100,000 that have been outstanding for more than 90 days to credit reporting bureaus.

This is a...

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4 tips for returning to formal learning further down your career path


The Australian tax profession is operating within an increasingly complex and rapidly changing legislative landscape. It requires tax professionals to update and maintain their professional...

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Additional State taxes payable by foreigners

By John Ioannou, CTA

In Queensland, there is a big interest at present on the impact of foreign acquirer land tax and duty surcharges. This issue is also one that is topical across most State and...

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