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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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300,000 SMEs utilising $20K write-off, says ATO

The average amount claimed through the instant asset write-off more than doubled in the 2015-16 financial year, accordin...READ MORE
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Poll finds 90% of accountants’ clients not ready for STP

Less than one in 10 businesses are ready for the implications of Single Touch Payroll (STP), as one accounting body hits...READ MORE
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Big 4 firm finds human rights gap in Aussie firms

Australia’s biggest companies are trailing behind the global best in corporate responsibility (CR) reporting by failin...READ MORE
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Accountants’ data ‘very attractive’ as cyber breaches spike

Accountants have been circled as an attractive "attack group" given the type and volume of data they retain for clients,...READ MORE
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Mid-tier eyes regional bookkeeping opportunities

Bookkeepers have an opportunity and advantage in servicing rural and regional business clients who are facing infrastruc...READ MORE
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'Break the perception' of the industry, bookkeepers told

Bookkeepers can learn from the taxi industry’s struggles with ride-hailing service Uber to future-proof their firms an...READ MORE
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ASIC may ‘come knocking’ despite exemption, accountants told

Unlicensed accountants offering establishment-only advice with superannuation may run afoul of ASIC if they fail to make...READ MORE
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‘Draw a line in the sand’ with problem clients, bookkeepers told

Bookkeepers often have a “much higher expertise” than some of their client base is aware of, and are being encourage...READ MORE
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New regulation creates discrimination for accountants, lawyer finds

A discrepancy in ASIC’s treatment of licensed and unlicensed accountants in relation to the tax advice exemption instr...READ MORE
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'Double jeopardy' facing Aussie accounting firms

Women in professional services with culturally diverse backgrounds are facing a double glass ceiling of gender and ethni...READ MORE

Simpler BAS blasted as 'not so simple'

A bookkeeping firm has taken aim at the new Simpler BAS provisions over a month following its introduction, stating that...READ MORE

Government pushed on major gateway, payments reform

One bookkeeping industry body is set to push the government to apply a ‘common sense legal solution’ to address the ...READ MORE

Kreston Australia chairperson resigns, firm leaves network

A Kreston firm has left the international network to merge with an Australian-based firm, and the chairperson of Kreston...READ MORE

Director banned following $1.2m tax liability

The corporate regulator has banned a NSW man from managing companies as part of a messy tax debt situation. READ MORE

New STP dates confirmed as ATO goes on compliance blitz

The government has confirmed that the Single Touch Payroll will now roll over to small businesses with less than 20 empl...READ MORE


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