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Jotham Lian

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Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

You can email Jotham at: [email protected] 

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New client verification standards require education: IPA

The ATO and the Tax Practitioners Board should educate practitioners on their new client verification obligations before...READ MORE

Crypto crackdown underway as ATO locks in data-matching program

Over 600,000 Australians who have invested in cryptocurrency will now be unable to hide from their tax obligations as th...READ MORE
AUASB launches interactive portal

‘Wikipedia for auditors’: AUASB launches interactive portal

The Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board has launched its first fully interactive website, in a move descri...READ MORE
Chartered accountant denied cash flow boost

‘Inevitable ATO scrutiny’: Chartered accountant denied cash flow b...

An experienced chartered accountant who paid himself one week’s wage of $107,500 has been denied the COVID-19 cash flo...READ MORE

Work-related expenses fall by $1bn following ATO scrutiny

The ATO’s crackdown on work-related expenses appears to have paid off, with Australians claiming nearly $1 billion les...READ MORE
ATO reveals business portal retirement date

ATO reveals Business Portal retirement date

The ATO will decommission its Business Portal in less than two months as it urges businesses to make the move to its new...READ MORE

Sydney tax agent axed over JobKeeper fraud

A Sydney tax agent has been banned for the maximum five-year period after allegedly claiming over $500,000 in JobKeeper ...READ MORE

Australians lose record $851m to scammers in 2020

Over $851 million was lost to scams last year — the biggest losses ever recorded in a single year — as scammers ca...READ MORE

Tribunal confirms administrative academic rule for TPB registrations

An accounting undergraduate who attempted to apply for registration as a BAS agent has been forced to wait until her deg...READ MORE
ATO clears the air over lodgement support bungle

ATO clears the air over lodgement support bungle

A specialist team of ATO officers focused on providing lodgement support to tax practitioners has now been established a...READ MORE
JobKeeper fallout overstated

JobKeeper fallout overstated, Treasury reveals

Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy has revealed that job losses stemming from the end of the JobKeeper program are a frac...READ MORE
Professor John Pollaers

AFCA reveals new chair

Professor John Pollaers has been confirmed as the new chair of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority. READ MORE
Mazars hire and promotions

Mazars makes big 4 hire, 2 senior promotions

A former big four director has now joined Mazars as a partner in its audit and financial advisory division, as the firm ...READ MORE
ATO offers lodgement deadline support

ATO offers lodgement deadline support

The ATO has launched a new concierge service to help tax practitioners with their lodgement program as it resists calls ...READ MORE
Tanya Titman and Ian Kellock

Government appoints 2 new Board of Taxation members

A mid-tier partner and a partner at a global law firm have now been appointed to the Board of Taxation following the dep...READ MORE


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