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Research and development – a new way forward

By Senior Tax Counsel Bob Deutsch, CTA

Concessions in respect of research and development (R&D) in the form of either offsets or deductions have been an integral part of the Australian tax framework...

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Why #TheTaxSummit will be full of “practical learnings”



Tax Partner Jerome Tse, CTA will be facilitating the in-house corporate panel at The Tax Summit 2020.  He reveals which sessions he is looking forward to and why the event is crucial for tax...

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The American political scene – Are wealth taxes coming?

By Bob Deutsch, CTA, Senior Tax Counsel

(All monetary references are to USD)

I have just returned from holidaying in North America – what a spectacular sight to witness the fall colours in Vermont...

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Back to the Future IV – Tax Compliance Anomaly


President Tim Neilson, CTA discusses the increasingly anomalous interaction between self-assessment and ATO scrutiny.

When I started in tax, each taxpayer was required each year to lodge a tax...

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Why Aged Care is the next hot topic for the tax adviser

A recent report on aged care has found Australian system standards are well below where they should be.

The recently published interim Royal Commission report on aged care suggests that that the aged...

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State Taxes Committee effecting change in Victoria


By Simon Tisher, CTA, Chair of The Tax Institute’s Victorian State Taxes Committee and Barrister at the Victorian Bar.

My involvement with the Tax Institute’s Victorian State Taxes Committee began...

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The importance of correct bank account details


In this environment of tight banking controls, one of the most vulnerable pieces of information relating to a client’s bank account are the bank account details a tax agent enters on the ATO...

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