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Voices from history: Commissioner Chris Jordan, AO

Over the years, The Tax Institute and its members have played a pivotal role in shaping tax policy and the tax profession at large. Each month, we will be sharing some of these stories of advocacy...

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Self-education expenses cap, election debate and Car FBT updates

Self-education expenses cap

Members will be aware of The Tax Institute's sustained advocacy against the Government's plans to cap self-education expense deductions at $2,000. Soon after the...

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The ATO’s Consultation Arrangements

As some members may be aware, the Commissioner of Taxation made a number of announcements in relation to the ATO’s consultation arrangements at the recent National Tax Liaison Group meeting.

The Tax...

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A look back at 70 years of knowledge, advocacy and networks [Video]

In 2013, The Tax Institute celebrates 70 years of supporting the tax profession. Hear from prominent members about our journey to becoming Australia's leading professional association in tax.

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Historical perspectives on the emergence of the tax profession – download our free PDF

In this article [PDF], taken from Australian Tax Forum, Jane Frecknall-Hughes, Professor of Law at The Open University Law School in the UK, and Margaret McKerchar, Professor of Taxation at UNSW in...

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Voices from history: Bruce Pascoe

Over the years, The Tax Institute and its members have played a pivotal role in shaping tax policy and the tax profession at large. Each month, we will be sharing some of these stories of advocacy...

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News on federal and state tax reform

Tax reform

Federal

The Government's decision to scrap the statutory formula method of calculating car fringe benefits tax liabilities will reap $1.8 billion, which will partly fund removing the fixed...

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Tax Institute CEO reflects on 70 years of Institute history

Join us as we celebrate 70 years of supporting the tax profession

You may have heard that this year the Institute is turning 70 — our platinum jubilee year. We are immensely proud and excited to have...

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The Perth platinum jubilee

Hundreds of tax professionals joined the The Tax Institute at the National Convention in Perth earlier this year to celebrate this significant milestone.

In...

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Celebrating 70 years of supporting the tax profession

Seventy years ago, Australia, a newly independent nation state, was at war.

The 1940s saw intense bombing raids on Darwin, and submarine attacks on Sydney and Newcastle. Thanks to new taxes and...

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Financial Advisers and tax advice – things are getting clearer

Financial advisers and tax advice

With the law now in place to ensure financial advisers are subject to the Tax Agent Services Act, this week, The Tax Institute continued our strong advocacy to...

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A new Prime Minister…and a new Treasurer

The halfway mark!

I have reached the mid-point in my presidential term at The Tax Institute, and I'm look forward to the hard slog over the six months to come.

A president’s term is only 12 months,...

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Top ten SMSF tips and traps – download our free PDF

Download a copy of the top tips and traps for advisers [PDF] taken from the 2013’s new SMSF Guide, 5th Edition.

These tips and traps cover:

  • contribution issues
  • employment termination payments
  • CGT...
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Self-education expenses a cause for concern

The Government’s short-sighted decision to announce that from 1 July 2014 an individual’s self-education expense deductions will be capped at $2,000 per year is still causing great concern in the...

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Announcing eBook editions

With more and more of our members using tablets and eReaders, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our new eBook editions. Our new eBooks are compatible with iPad, Kindle and most other similar...

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June’s free member tax presentations

Here’s a selection of presentations from our leading events series.

Members of The Tax Institute can access these presentations for free by clicking the links below (make sure you’re logged in to our...

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ATO consultation practices

ATO consultation practices

As some members may be aware, the Commissioner of Taxation made a number of announcements in relation to the ATO’s consultation arrangements at the recent National Tax...

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