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3 great ways to meet your tax CPD obligations in August


With study period 2 about to commence, early enrolments are now open for study period 3 for our Course in Australian Taxation Law.

The Course in Australian Taxation Law qualification —...

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A sorry saga of retrospectivity

Recently, both the Senate and House Parliamentary Economics Committees reported with respect to their inquiries into the Transfer Pricing and Living Away From Home Allowance changes respectively.


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The psychology of voluntary compliance

I have mentioned before in this column that one of the privileges and pleasures of being national president is the opportunity to attend national and state conventions. This month, it has been the ...

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To company tax or not to company tax?

Last week saw the release of the much anticipated options paper of the Government's Business Tax Working Group. The paper discusses the benefits of reducing the company tax rate and suggests 23...

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Social media for tax professionals

Social media is changing how we communicate. Want some hints and tips on how you can use social networks to enhance your business and your professional development? Read on.

What is social media?


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Prize winners and what’s on in August

Tax rates table 2012-13

In this month’s journal, you’ll find your free copy of the Institute’s handy desktop tax rates table — an indispensable aid for access to the most commonly used tax rates at...

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Improving access to company losses

On 18 July the Assistant Treasurer released a discussion paper on "Improving access to company losses", which is the loss carry-back measure announced just prior to the Budget this year.

While most...

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Two minutes with Gil Levy, CTA (Life)

Gil, can you give us a quick career snapshot?

After leaving school in 1964 I spent two and a half years as an audit clerk/delivery boy at the then Wilson Bishop Bowes and Craig. A potential doubling...

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Evasion – who should bear the “burden of proof”?

Evasion is a matter of great concern in our tax system and the Commissioner of Taxation is given exceptional powers to detect and deal with those who choose to evade their social responsibilities. In...

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Trust tax reform…from 2014

After months of silence from the Government on a revised timeline for the trust tax reform project, last week tax practitioners received confirmation that indeed the project is on track, albeit with...

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Two minutes with Moira Merrick, CTA

Moira, can you give us a quick career snapshot?

I began my career in tax in 1998 when I joined a second tier firm’s tax division. I moved to Deloitte in September 2007, spent 12 months in corporate...

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