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Part IVA general anti-avoidance rule changes

It was late on a Friday afternoon a couple of weeks ago that the Government decided to demonstrate that it truly believes in a transparent and open policy debate by releasing the exposure draft of...

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The benefits of face-to-face CPD

The Tax Institute’s National Council has observed that a shift appears to be taking place from the time-honoured face-to-face professional development events to structured education and remote...

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The Tax Institute welcomes Chris Jordan as the next Commissioner of Taxation

With the announcement last week that Mr Chris Jordan AO will be the next Commissioner of Taxation, one of the big questions in tax administration in this country has been answered. From 1 January...

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New online and offline CPD from The Tax Institute

2012 Annual Business and Professions Study

As mentioned last month, The Tax Institute has once again participated in the 2012 Annual Business and Professions Study conducted by Beaton Consulting. For...

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Social media for tax professionals: getting started with Facebook

Discover how to use Facebook to build your business and generate leads. What is Facebook?

Facebook is the most popular social networking service on the internet, with over one billion active users....

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How much do proposals really cost

Last week saw the Government and Opposition trade blows on leaked Treasury costings, bringing into sharp focus the question that has dominated tax policy discussions for years: how much do proposals...

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Death and taxes – free presentation

Increasing numbers of Australians are disposing of significant wealth through their wills. Accountants and lawyers are therefore frequently encountering large estates, where the executors may incur...

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Introducing The Chartered Tax Adviser Program

28th National Convention – Perth

This month, we launch the Institute’s premier annual taxation event, the 28th National Convention. In 2013, it moves to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre...

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A wasted opportunity for tax reform?

This week will see the trifecta of the Melbourne Cup, the Reserve Bank's interest rate decision and the US election, so it seems timely to reflect on the contrasting economic positions of Australia...

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Small business and its new Commissioner

Small business taxpayers, in particular those described by the Australian Taxation Office as micro-businesses, struggle with red tape and the over-weening requirements of tax administration. As a...

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