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LAFHA & Transfer Pricing Committee Hearings

It was another busy week with The Tax Institute appearing before two separate Parliamentary Committee hearings into important tax changes.

Living Away From Home Allowance

On the morning of Thursday...

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Transforming Tax Technical Decision Making Initiatives (or TTTDM for short)

I was recently invited by the Taxation Office to take part in consultation on measuring the effectiveness of their "Transforming Tax Technical Decision Making Initiatives" (which goes by the...

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ATO Compliance Program and loss carry-back discussion paper

The press last week was dominated by two issues in the tax space - the ATO's 2012-13 Compliance Program and the release of Treasury's Discussion Paper on "Improving access to company losses". Both of...

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Chartered Tax Adviser – an overwhelming response

The response from members and others in the industry around the launch of the new Chartered Tax Adviser designation in May has been overwhelmingly positive. The news was covered by media outlets like...

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Transfer pricing and LAFHA updates

Two particular areas of focus last week in the world of tax policy and advocacy have been changes to: transfer pricing; and the living away from home allowance.

Transfer pricing

The legislation...

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Simplification: Is there hope on the horizon?

Just further on my report from last Friday—"Simplification: Has the trust been broken?"—the trust beneficiary reporting rules which commenced in the 2011 income year are not well understood by...

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Shining a light on lost tax reform

There were plenty of tax change last week: the start of a new financial year; the carbon tax; the minerals resource rent tax; income tax threshold and rate changes; and changes to small business...

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Simplification: Has the trust been broken?

Many readers will be aware that your President is a keen student of trust law and the taxation of trusts in particular. As matters have developed since the decision of the High Court in C of T v....

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Working together during Tax Time 2012

Last week saw the continuation of the very busy workload for many members in the lead-up to 30 June, with the rush to make trustee resolutions and clients seeking last minute tax advice on end of...

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