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Section 100A reimbursement agreements: the ‘ordinary family dealing’ exception

Section 100A is an anti avoidance provision which allows the ATO Commissioner to disregard trust distributions that are made as part of “reimbursement agreements” and tax the trustees at the top...

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CTA: The international standard in tax

From companies with offices around the world, to social media and virtual conferences, these days your professional world is bigger than ever before. And a global profession calls for an...

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Is the post-COVID-19 world ready for GST reform? John Hewson weighs in

As of 1 July this year, the GST has been in practice in Australia for 20 years. Its introduction was Australia’s last major tax reform, 30 years in the making. The 2020 Supporting the Road to...

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JobKeeper 2.0: Infographic

Following a three-month review, the Government announced on 21 July 2020 that the JobKeeper program, legislated to end on 27 September 2020, will be extended until 28 March 2021. However, it will...

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JobKeeper 2.0: key dates, reduced rates, payroll cycles and more

Not unexpectedly, in light of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, the Government has announced it will extend the JobKeeper program by six months to 28 March 2021. This article discusses the extension...

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Technical excellence & wide networks: Tony Frost’s insights for a top tax career

What does it mean to “make it” in the world of tax? And what skills, attitudes and opportunities make learners into leaders in the tax profession?

At our Women in Tax National Conference 2019, we...

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Indirect Tax for the digital age: insights from Steven Ren CTA

As business becomes increasingly global and moves further and further into the digital space, an understanding of how tax functions in these spaces is key for any corporate tax practitioner.


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Exiting JobKeeper for monthly, fortnightly and weekly payrolls

The focus on the JobKeeper program to date has, understandably, been on digesting and applying the rules to determine if businesses are eligible for JobKeeper assistance. This has entailed a...

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Learners of today, leaders of tomorrow: the path to becoming a CTA

Becoming a Chartered Tax Adviser is one of the best ways to build your tax career on a foundation of technical knowledge, analytical ability and resilience to whatever curveballs life may throw at...

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How to become a tax agent: courses, qualifications and code of conduct

Tax agents are among Australia's most highly skilled professionals. They are more than just accountants or bookkeepers — tax agents have the expertise and knowledge necessary to help clients across...

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