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MD tackles the “too hard basket” in SA event

Tax leader Andrea Michaels, CTA, talks incapacity issues, powers of attorney and growing problems in society.

Andrea is the Managing Director of NDA Law which she founded 4 years ago. On The Tax...

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Pintarich – a case that should never have been run!

Written by Bob Deutsch, CTA

If ever there was a case that should not have been pursued, this was probably it.

To cut a very long story short, Mr Pintarich was in active discussions...

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Top 5 personality traits employers look for (and how to make sure you have them)

You may be wondering how to secure your next promotion or get the advantage over the competition on your interview. Research by employer branding firm, Universum, who annually surveys over 400,000...

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Dux graduate on how transitioning careers helped her climb the ranks

Hannah Edwards

Hannah Edwards reveals how study helped her change careers and progress quickly in her firm.

There is a myriad of reasons why people change careers. Companies downsize....
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The hybrid mismatch rules: impact on foreign investors

The hybrid mismatch legislation contained in Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures No. 2) Bill 2018 received royal assent on 24 August 2018.

In this article, taken from the...

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Goodwill and business assets

Goodwill is an accounting, business, and legal term, and the meaning for each can differ.

It is intangible, and difficult to define.

In Bender’s Australian Stamp Duties, author Dr Philip Bender...

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What happened in tax in October

Written by TaxCounsel Pty Ltd
The following points highlight important federal tax developments that occurred during October 2018.
Each month, these developments are considered in...
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Trusts – Vesting, Ruling from the Grave, Splitting, Cloning & More!

The trust issues confronting practitioners in 2018 are substantially different from those of the past.

A number of trusts organised from the 1960s to the 1980s are now reaching their vesting dates,...

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#WITNC18 sneak peek: is leadership about direction or influence?

What makes a great leader? There probably isn’t a single answer to this. And that’s the beauty of it. Leadership comes in all different shapes and sizes.
This is what we will explore at...
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How artificial intelligence is shaking things up

The Tax Institute lecturer Tom O’Sullivan shares his insights on how artificial intelligence (AI) is creating phenomenal value, but is also troubling tax professionals about their career...
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5 tips for negotiating a pay rise

Approaching your boss for a pay raise with these tips can increase your chances of success.
Salary is not the most important aspect of a job, but it can make a big difference to your...
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Refund of excess imputation credits – room for compromise?

Written by Bob Deutsch, CTA Labor’s proposal to deny refunds for excess imputation credits from 1 July 2019 is a policy proposal which warrants careful consideration.

This is all the more so...

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Why become a tax agent?

Tax agent basics – everything you need to know about how to become one.
Although the tax profession is transforming with the onset of digitisation and regulatory changes, specialist...
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CGT small business concessions and superannuation

The CGT small business concessions (CGT SBC) were originally introduced in the context of providing tax concessions for small business owners (and farmers) who treated their businesses as their...

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Navigating the Shifting Sands for Non-Resident Contractors

It has incredibly been over five years since Starbucks became embroiled in a corporate tax avoidance debate in the UK in the midst of the Global Financial Crisis in 2012, resulting in the...
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Lessons in leadership from the frontline

Great leaders all share one thing in common. They acknowledge that acquiring and keeping good people is a leader's most important role. For me personally, leaders who make a difference are...
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Practical issues for interest withholding tax and section 128F

At the 2018 Financial Services Taxation Conference in February, Ian Kellock and Bronwyn Kirkwood (both Ashurst), presented the session ‘Practical issues for interest withholding tax and section...
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Recent developments in Australia’s international tax rules: The times they are a-changing

A lot has happened in international tax in the last year.

There has been an escalation in new tax developments, with significant changes happening within Australia’s international tax rules. 
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Expert reveals what to expect from tax study

Strong tax foundations are key to career success and education is the pathway. Here’s what you can expect from The Tax Institute.
Patrick Catena, CTA, is an independent consultant and ...
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Ready to make the move to management?

Take your tax skills to the next level with CTA2A Advanced. Find out how.
So, you’ve got the foundations of tax covered, including the compliance tasks and the legislative basis behind...
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3 ways study can future-proof your career

The tax profession is more complex than ever. Here’s why study is the answer.
It’s no secret that tax is a profession that is undergoing immense change and disruption. The constantly...
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Tax and duty issues for real property

Every adviser will, in some way or another, deal with real property. When dealing with property, it is easy to forget the myriad of tax consequences that can arise.
At the upcoming 2018...
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