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  • Tax news, views and clues February 2018

    ATO guidelines:
    Profit allocation within professional firms
    The ATO has become aware that its guidelines on Everett assignments and the allocation[…]

  • Matt’s views and insights into business success

    What does it mean to you to be a Director of McPhail & Partners?

    The firm has always held a special place in my heart this is where I started[…]

  • Tax news views and clues December 2017

    Consultation paper: combating phoenix activities
    The Federal Government has released a consultation paper proposing company and tax law reforms to[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues November 2017

    Compensation for ATO systems outages
    After the ATO’s unplanned systems outages, it provided lodgment deferrals and remitted interest and penalties[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues October 2017

    Bill to increase Medicare levy
    The Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 has been introduced to implement[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues August 2017

    Tax cut for small business: ATO will amend returns
    For the 2016–2017 income year, the company tax rate for small businesses decreases to 27.5%.[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues July 2017

    Higher education HELP changes announced
    The Government has announced a package of reforms to higher education – the Higher Education Reform Package –[…]

  • 2017 Extended Budget Update

    No change to personal tax rates; Budget deficit levy to end
    The 2017–2018 Federal Budget contained no changes to the personal[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues May/June 2017

    Tax assistance for people affected by Cyclone Debbie
    The ATO has said it will fast-track refunds for people affected by extreme weather and flooding[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues April 2017

    Ride-sharing drivers must register for GST
    In a recent decision, the Federal Court has held that the UberX service supplied by Uber’s drivers[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues, March 2017

    Re-characterisation of income from trading businesses
    The ATO has released Taxpayer Alert TA 2017/1 to say it is reviewing arrangements that try to[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues, February 2017

    ATO priority on settling cases – but not at any cost
    The ATO has advised that it places a high priority on resolving tax disputes early, including[…]

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