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Transfer Pricing Documentation and the Simplified Transfer Pricing Documentation Rules

Transfer pricing continues to be a topical and challenging issue for taxpayers and revenue authorities in Australia and around the world.

The OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS)...

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Expert weighs in on what tax professionals need to thrive

Annette Morgan reveals why thriving in tax is much more than crunching numbers and digitisation.

Annette Morgan, Tax Clinic Director and Curtin University lecturer, and CTA1 Foundations / ...

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What happened in tax in August?

Written by TaxCounsel Pty Ltd
The following points highlight important federal tax developments that occurred during August 2018.
Each month, these developments are considered in...
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Fraud or evasion - 6th Annual Victorian Tax Forum

The Commissioner has revised the practice statement that provides guidance to ATO staff considering fraud or evasion in the context of the unlimited time periods which allow the Commissioner to amend...

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4 reasons why upskilling is the best thing for your tax career right now

When a New Year begins, many of us are full of hope and aspirations. You made professional goals to set your career up for the future and lay the groundwork to become a leader or specialist in your...

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Multiple Roles and Portfolio Careers - Women in Tax National Congress

Leadership is changing and we all need to be ready.  As the tax profession continues to diversify and digitise, great leadership will be key.

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How CTA studies gave Ivonne “an edge” in her career

Chifley Advisory’s Senior Accountant reveals how the CTA Program helped her “take the lead”.

Ivonne Muryadi graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Professional Accounting but worked for a law firm...

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Corporate tax cuts and franking, start-ups and funding of growth - the 26th Noosa Tax Intensive

Turning a client’s start-up into a success and getting it to the point where it is generating taxable income is a huge challenge, and many don’t even make it that far.

For those that do, they...

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Resolving tax disputes through constructive engagement with the ATO

Providing tax advice can be very rewarding but it also presents numerous challenges, particularly when dealing with new clients.

Clients come from a range of industries, have complex...
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Dux graduate now an even “better tax practitioner”

Find out why top performer and new dad Kong Mick Foo says “knowledge is power”.

ANZ Tax & Compliance Business Partner at Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres, Kong Mick Foo comes from a seasoned background in...

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7 must-have soft skills for tax practitioners

As important lifelong learning or continuing professional development are for your future in tax, having the necessary soft skills too could be the difference between where you are now and...

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5 skills top tax pros excel in

The tax profession can be a stimulating, challenging, rewarding career choice for anyone with the right mindset and interests.

If you want to become a successful tax adviser, you’ll need to...
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How to stand out in a crowd of CAs & CPAs

It’s true - most accountants have a CA or CPA qualification. Here’s how to stand out among your peers and impress your current or prospective leader.

You work in tax. You probably enjoy problem...

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GST & cross border supplies – Leveling the playing field?

The last two years have seen the biggest changes to the application of GST to cross border supplies since the GST commenced on 1 July 2000.

These changes have involved a myriad of amendments to...

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The Multilateral Instrument: What you need to know

The MLI is the new acronym on the block.

Developed as part of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, the Multilateral Instrument is a novel approach to updating many of the...

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SMSFs & property development - tips, traps and pitfalls

Despite differing signals on the direction of the WA and national property markets, property remains a popular investment for SMSF trustees.

The rules in this space are complex, and most of the...

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Tax as a business partner – aligning tax planning with a company’s strategy

Many businesses view their tax team as simply a cost centre or compliance function.

The truth is, tax can and should be a critical component in achieving a company’s strategy and can be a...

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Anti-Hybrids: The Current State of Play

The Bill to enact the Government’s announced anti-hybrid measures was introduced into Parliament in May 2018. The Bill contains a number of measures intended to counter the consequences of...

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SMSFs – working with clients to avoid common mistakes

Shirley Schaefer, BDO

One year on from the introduction of the latest superannuation reforms, advisers are still coming to grips with a range of issues that can have a lasting impact on...

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What happened in tax in July

Written by TaxCounsel Pty Ltd

The following points highlight important federal tax developments that occurred during July 2018.
Each month, these developments are considered in more...
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July's tax developments - in depth

This article is taken from the August issue of Taxation in Australia, the journal for members of The Tax Institute.

Government initiatives 

1. Better targeting the research and development tax...

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Opportunities to expand the capability and resourcing of the tax function

As the ATO’s data collection and analysis capabilities evolve, in-house tax functions must also increase their internal capabilities.

Many organisations are now looking seriously at what...

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