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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.

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Ashley King

ATO slammed over ‘soul-destroying’ fraud allegations

A former senior ATO officer has warned the Tax Office that scrutiny over its approach to fraud and evasion cases will no...READ MORE
Federal Court

ATO loses JobKeeper test case in the Full Federal Court

A sole trader has been granted access to JobKeeper after the Full Federal Court unanimously ruled that the ATO had erred...READ MORE
ATO issues 11th hour JobKeeper warning

ATO issues 11th hour JobKeeper warning

The ATO has cautioned employers against engaging in a JobKeeper scheme ahead of the $90 billion wage subsidy program end...READ MORE
Jeremy Hirschhorn ATO

ATO vows not to recover $64m JobKeeper employee ‘windfall’

Up to $64 million in JobKeeper wage subsidies were paid out in error, but the ATO won’t be pursuing it as employers cl...READ MORE
TPB slammed

TPB slammed over ‘inequitable’ increase to BAS agent CPE hours

The Tax Practitioners Board has been warned that BAS agents will exit the industry if it proceeds with its proposal to i...READ MORE
Tony Greco

Lodgement deferrals on the cards as profession speaks out

The ATO could be pressed into granting lodgement deferrals this year, as practitioners continue to suffer from a 2020 ha...READ MORE

Xero acquires e-invoicing business

Xero has acquired an e-invoicing infrastructure business as it looks to prepare for the inevitable rollout of e-invoicin...READ MORE

Tax Office outlines STP Phase 2 changes

Key changes being introduced under the Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 regime have now been detailed by the ATO, including ...READ MORE
John Jeffreys

ATO called to drop Part IVA for personal services businesses

The ATO has been urged to stop hanging anti-avoidance provisions over small businesses who continue to struggle to deal ...READ MORE
GST fraud

Sydney man charged over $3m GST fraud

A 37-year-old Sydney man could face up to 12 years in jail after being found to have fraudulently obtained $3 million in...READ MORE
Government extends SME responsible lending exemption

Government extends SME responsible lending exemption

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced an extension of the SME responsible lending exemption, following delays to the p...READ MORE
tax agent terminated

Company tax agent terminated after practising without supervising agen...

A Perth-based company tax agent has been terminated after multiple code breaches, including failing to have any register...READ MORE
Xero scores global agreement with BDO

Xero scores global agreement with BDO

BDO has entered into a global partnership with Xero, with the accounting software set to be the preferred platform for t...READ MORE
BAS agent CPE hours

TPB questioned over threefold increase to BAS agent CPE hours

The Tax Practitioners Board has been urged to revisit its proposed increase to BAS agent continuing professional educati...READ MORE
Elinor Kasapidis

‘A strong acknowledgment’: Australians give accountants vote of co...

Crippling workloads and intense pressure from clients throughout the pandemic had little impact on service levels from a...READ MORE


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