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Accounting firms cop it after failing on membership requirements The corporate regulator has cancelled the Australian financial services licences of two NSW-based accounting firms for failing to obtain membership to the Aust...
Seven years jail time for 46 false BAS A Brisbane man who fraudulently lodged 46 business activity statements in a bid to obtain $1.2 million has been sentenced to seven years in ...
Accountants urged to stay away from conflicts of interest in the wake of royal commission More effective supervision by the Tax Practitioners Board and the professional associations to manage conflicts of interest needs to be cons...
CPA seeks FASEA accreditation for prior learning CPA Australia has joined CA ANZ in lodging an application to have its program recognised and accredited as approved prior learning, potentia...
ATO points to market ‘gap’ after accountants exemption ditched Dumping the accountants exemption has created a hole in the market for Australians who have simple a...
AASB 16 to see ASX 100 bring $100bn on balance sheet Australia’s top 100 listed companies will see almost $100 billion being brought onto their balance...
Accessorial liability a potential risk under STP regime Accountants assisting clients with Single Touch Payroll reporting may inadvertently be caught out un...
Tax & Compliance
Seven years jail time for 46 false BAS

A Brisbane man who fraudulently lodged 46 business activity statements in a bid to obta...

Commissioner’s opinion on fraud, evasion may create ‘incontestable tax’, government warned

Tax advisers have raised concerns over a section of the Income Tax Assessment Act that ...

‘Big awareness push’ phase underway as STP deadline approaches

Hundreds of thousands of businesses have been prompted by the ATO to get started with t...

M&A
KPMG signs merger with big name insolvency firm

KPMG has announced a merger with national insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson as the big fo...

CountPlus acquires NSW firm, announces half-year results

CountPlus has announced the acquisition of a Coffs Harbour accounting and financial adv...

PKF acquires Brisbane firm

A mid-tier firm has announced the acquisition of a Brisbane boutique firm as it looks t...

Professional Development
CPA seeks FASEA accreditation for prior learning

CPA Australia has joined CA ANZ in lodging an application to have its program recognise...

‘The doomsayers are wrong’: Accounting industry younger and thriving, says ATO

The accounting profession is younger than ever, more gender equal, and continually grow...

Accounting body broadens reach, services with new launch

A new digital platform, aimed at providing content and support to practitioners operati...