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‘A direct attack on the profession’: Labor called to ditch $3k deduction cap on tax agent fees Federal Labor has been urged to come clean on its plan to introduce a $3,000 deduction cap for managing tax affairs, a week after it dumped plans to curb negative gearing...
ATO faces pressure over 85% lodgement benchmark review Tax agents are calling on the Inspector-General of Taxation to review the ATO’s administration of the 85 per cent on-time lodgement benchmark after the results of a new...
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ATO cracks down on property investors as errors creep up The ATO has sent a warning to property investors this tax time after it found rental income and deduction errors in more than 70 per cent of tax returns audited last year...
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Gold Coast advisers banned for 5 years ASIC has banned two Gold Coast-based advisers for five years after failing to comply with financial services laws and breaching the best interest of clients during the pr...
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Melbourne accountant sentenced over $135k GST fraud A Melbourne accountant has avoided jail time despite fraudulently obtaining over $135,000 in GST refunds on behalf of his clients. ...
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Holden dealer denied JobKeeper A Holden dealership in Cessnock has had its JobKeeper appeal knocked back despite arguing that it had relied on guidance on the ATO’s website. ...
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Deloitte scraps partner retirement cap The big four firm has become the latest to do away with its informal retirement age policy, after its chief executive told staff they would no longer be expected to retir...
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Maptek founder accused of $38.5m tax fraud The 74-year-old Adelaide-based mining tech entrepreneur has been charged with hiding overseas assets over 15 years to avoid $38.5 million in income tax. ...
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Quantifying the value of advice amid the COVID-19 crisis Accountants and bookkeepers were an invaluable resource for business clients amid the COVID-19 crisis last year, and the profession has again been called to the frontline...
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COVID-19 disaster payments to be tax-free: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared that COVID-19 disaster payments will now be tax-free, a policy change that will have ramifications for accountants and their cl...
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