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5 ways to stay up to date in tax

You can’t advance your career if you don’t have your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in your profession.  

Staying informed on trends in technological advancements, changes in compliance...

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Legal professional privilege – a sword or just a shield?

Written by Bob Deutsch, CTA

Legal professional privilege (LPP) is an important common law protection for individuals which allows them to obtain competent legal advice without fear that the...
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Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding – Three Years On – Where Are We Now?

Three years after the introduction of the Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding rules there have been some evolution in the practice and some surprising instances where the rules can...
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Why GST isn’t it Simply 10%

Almost 20 years since the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax Act, tax practitioners and businesses wonder why GST issues still seem to arise so frequently.
We spoke with Ken Fehily,...
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Communication skills you need to succeed in tax

To go the distance as a successful tax advisor, strong communication skills will be in your repertoire. 

Whether you’re trying to secure employment in the profession, make the next step...

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Residency – Individuals (and trusts)

This post is an excerpt from the paper 'Residency – Individuals (and trusts)', this month's free technical paper for members. Individual tax residency is a ‘hot topic’ which will only continue to...

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Using tax havens – the not so bad, the bad and the downright ugly!

Written by Bob Deutsch, CTA

The use of tax havens in tax planning remains a contentious and highly charged area of public policy debate.

To be clear, when it comes to the use of tax havens,...

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Qantas tax leader’s win ticked a tangible KPI box

 
Mark Bradford, CTA was named Chartered Tax Adviser of the Year in 2016.

He tells us why applying was so worthwhile and offers his advice for those looking to apply in 2020 in this post.

 
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R&D tax incentives - Moreton Resources

This month's Monthly Tax Update looks at the significance of the decision in the Moreton case to R&D activities.

This post, produced by Brown Wright Stein Lawyers, covers the facts of the case.

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Tax Awards: “the single most beneficial event of my career”

 
2014 Emerging Tax Star Matthew Andruchowycz, CTA, reflects on winning the award and shares his advice for next year’s contenders.
 
Matthew is a Tax Lawyer at Kovich & Co, who specialises in...
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