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CTA, CPA and CA: what’s the difference and what should you study?

Many people embarking on or making the transition into a career in tax aren’t sure what formal learning or qualification will help them the most. What’s best in the short and long term? What...

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Unpacking common tax strategies with Tom Delany, CTA

These days, the ATO and other regulatory bodies have access to more data and analysis tools than ever before. Combined with the expansion of the ATO Tax Avoidance Taskforce, and it’s vital that you...

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Karen Payne: “if you want a career in tax, it's always going to be changing”

“I think of tax as a statutory fiction, but as a statutory fiction, it gets to intersect and interact with a whole bunch of things that are real, like commerce and property and retirement and...

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Latest changes in R&D taxation with Mariana von Lucken

You won’t catch Mariana von Lucken, CTA Partner at HLB Mann Judd, preparing for her speaker sessions just anywhere. Instead, you’ll find her out on the water at any opportunity.

“It always makes...

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Capital vs Revenue: exploring recent case law and jurisprudence

If you think back to the early days of your tax education and career, it’s one of the standout topics you may remember grappling with: the capital/revenue distinction.

After more than a century of...

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Dr Julianne Jaques QC: transfer pricing issues “can only increase”

Did you know the first Australian transfer pricing provision was introduced in 1921 largely in response to the alleged transfer pricing practices of one major international company? This company...

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JobKeeper: Decision in Apted and FC of T

A number of taxpayers will be interested in the outcome of the appeal to the Full Federal Court of the AAT’s decision in Apted and Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2020] AATA 5139.

The ATO...

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Where a tax career can take you: with Dr Julianne Jaques, Victorian Bar

Tax touches everything. From academia, to government advisors, litigators, and regulators, a career in tax is a chance to become a specialist in your niche, but still have plenty of flexibility in...

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Federal Budget 2021–22 submission

In this week’s TaxVine newsletter preamble, I outlined the main points arising in The Tax Institute’s Federal Budget 2021–22 submission, which our Tax and Policy Advocacy team has put considerable...

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Compliance for SMSFs: insight into the ATO’s regulatory agenda in 2021

As any tax practitioner knows, keeping up with compliance obligations is key to running a successful practice, looking after client’s best interests and staying on the right side of regulators. But...

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