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Tax in the wake of the Election

Written by Stephanie Caredes, CTA Expect the unexpected. Were any of us ‘expecting the unexpected’ – the stunning Coalition victory – in last Saturday’s Federal Election? Many members that we...

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Tax Partner: CTA designation is a “stamp of approval”



Antoinette Elias, CTA, who heads up the Oceania Wealth & Asset Management Sector at EY, explains what the Chartered Tax Adviser designation means to her. 

Antoinette Elias is Oceania...
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Trusts: Estate Planning and Issues with the Recently Deceased

Like most Western countries, Australia has an ageing population, increased wealth in succession, more contested estates, and an abundance of issues to deal with in conjunction with legal,...
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Fraud and Evasion

The policy of the law is that taxpayers with simple tax affairs should be able to treat their tax affairs as closed after two years, and four years otherwise.

Outside those limitation periods,...

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Tackling financial crime and protecting tax revenues through global collaboration

Financial crime, including tax evasion, has long been a problem faced by governments and regulators around the world.

Rapid developments in electronic trading and the globalisation of business...
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Implications from the High Court decision in Placer Dome

In December 2018, the High Court handed down the much-anticipated stamp duty decision in Placer Dome.

In the cover article in Taxation in Australia's May issue, Johanne Thomas, CTA, considers...
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The election and its impact on tax policy

Written by Spyro Papageorgiou, Senior Tax Counsel The election and its impact on tax policy is at the forefront of my mind at the moment.  However, before I discuss election issues, I want to...

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Simplifying the FBT Minor Benefits Exemption

Written by Bruce Quigley, CTA, Senior Tax Counsel The various Tax Institute technical committees attempt to take a proactive approach in recommending improvements to the tax and superannuation...

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Insolvency & debt resolution: Dealing with clients in difficulty

Your role as a trusted advisor assumes critical importance when your client is facing difficult times.

Being able to assess the health of your client’s business and identify warning signs of...

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Double Tax Treaties, Residency, Financing and more – a look at the Corporate Stream at Queensland Tax Forum

The Queensland Tax Forum is just around the corner. 

We take a look at some key sessions in the Forum's Corporate Stream and get to know presenters Rhiain Garrihy, CTA, Julian Lian and Paul...

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Dux says Chartered Tax Adviser Program enhanced her practise

Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) graduate, Claire Thornett, CTA, on how the program made her an even better tax practitioner.
Claire Thornett, CTA, is a Specialist Tax Advisor at WLF Accounting...
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Deputy Commissioner, ATO, on opening the door to your future career

We caught up with Jeremy Geale, CTA and Deputy Commissioner for Review and  Dispute Resolution for the ATO, at the 34th National Convention in Hobart this year. Jeremy shared his thoughts on why...
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3 tips for success in tax from Professor Jennie Granger

Professor Jennie Granger shares her three top tips for success in tax.
Jennie’s expertise as a leader and a leading tax expert was recently recognised in her appointment as the first...
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Cross Staple Arrangements – The Cross Roads

With a significant rise in the use of stapled structures across Australia, the spotlight was recently shone on the tax treatment of the structures.

There have been strong views both against and...
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Stapled structures – Where to from here?

Treasury has released Exposure Draft legislation giving effect to the proposed integrity rules applying to stapled structures.

At the 2019 Financial Services Taxation Conference in February,...

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Corporate residency – ensuring offshore subsidiaries remain non-resident for tax purposes

The Commissioner of Taxation has taken the view that the Full High Court decision in Bywater Investments required him to change his long-held position on the test for corporate residency in...

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Baiting the other side – Sorting the Myths from the Realities!

Written by Professor Bob Deutsch, CTA, Senior Tax Counsel
Sadly (for me at least), this will be my last Preamble for some time as I head off for much needed medical treatment. During my...
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