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  • News, views and clues, December 2018

    Work-related tax deductions down for 2018
    The ATO has reported a decline in the overall value of work-related deductions for tax time 2018. In his[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues, November 2018

    Transfer balance cap: ATO highlights admin issues
    On 30 August 2018, ATO Assistant Commissioner Superannuation Tara McLachlan gave a speech on[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues October 2018

    Claiming work-related expenses: ATO guides and toolkits

    This year, the ATO has launched its biggest ever education campaign to help taxpayers get[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues September 2018

    Super sector must address trust deficit
    In a speech to the Financial Services Council Summit on 26 July 2018, Australian Securities and Investments[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues August 2018

    Government launches new service to simplify business registrations
    The government has officially launched a new stand-alone Business Registration[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues July 2018

    Business lending practices in spotlight at Royal Commission
    Bank lending practices for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were in the spotlight when[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues June 2018

    Tax planning
    With the end of the 2018 income tax year rapidly approaching, this issue draws attention to year-end tax planning strategies and[…]

  • Federal budget 2018

    Personal tax rates: staged seven-year reform plan starting from 2018–2019
    In the 2018–2019 Budget, the Government announced staged[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues May 2018

    ATO closely examines work-related car expenses
    The ATO is concerned about taxpayers making mistakes or deliberately lodging false claims for[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues April 2018

    ATO embarking on e-Audits
    The ATO has recently published information about the “e-Audit” technology it uses as part of its tax compliance activities.[…]

  • Tax news, views and clues March 2018

    Bill to implement housing affordability CGT changes
    As part of the 2017–2018 Budget, the Federal Government announced a range of reforms intended to[…]

  • 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[…]

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