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Updates from the National Tax Liasion Group

We continue to monitor and respond to changes to the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, in particular the registration and educational requirements for tax (financial product) advisers. We note that the...

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Growing the recognition of CTA in Australia

At our National Convention in March, I launched our plans to raise the profile of members and the Institute through the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and our new “T is for Tax” campaign.

As you would...

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3 Duxes agree: CTA2 Advanced gives you CONFIDENCE

We caught up with 3 duxes of our CTA2 Advanced course (previously known as the Certificate in Applied Tax) to understand how the course has helped them.

Tammy Tang (CTA2 Advanced course dux)

“The ...

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Finally – a mature debate on GST

The Federal Coalition’s proposed tax policy white paper marks the beginning of a mature political debate on the role of the GST in our tax system. The time for political scaremongering on the GST is...

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Parliament, the ATO and beyond...

Last month must be labelled consultation month.

Recently, Robert Jeremenko, CTA, our Senior Tax Counsel, and I have spent some more time in Canberra with various MPs, senators and their advisers...

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It's time for a national conversation on tax reform

The implications (both real and political) of the Federal Government’s 2013-14 Budget have been analysed and commented upon ad nauseum this week. But what does it mean for tax reform?


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Tax reform: Short-term thinking, long-term pain

Media Release: Tuesday 14 May 2013 (7.30pm AEST)

Tonight’s Federal Budget is yet another wasted opportunity to embark on a long-term tax reform plan that is vital to ensure that the country is well...

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2013-14 Federal Budget perspectives before lock-up

This week brings the release of the Federal Budget. The Tax Institute's President, Steve Westaway CTA and Tax Counsel, Deepti Paton CTA will join me in the Budget “lock-up” starting tomorrow...

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Enrolments now being taken for new Course in Commercial Law

The Tax Practitioners Board approves the Institute’s Course in Commercial Law

We are proud to announce that the Tax Practitioners Board approved the Institute’s Course in Commercial Law on 4 April...

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Update on cut to company tax rate

There is a chorus of support in Australia for a cut to the company tax rate. It will deliver economy-wide benefits that are necessarily in the national interest. We saw this played out in last year’s

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