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Katarina Taurian and Miranda Brownlee

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Treasury floats return of accountants’ exemption

The return of the accountants’ exemption is one option Treasury is exploring as part of a review into the effectivenes...READ MORE
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Ex-ATO exec spots 47% tax bills

A number of SMSFs have been stung with a hefty tax bill after a series of ATO audits showed they weren’t operating on ...READ MORE
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Accountants under limited licence set for ‘irrelevant’ exam

Accountants providing limited financial advice will need to sit the same exam as those offering advice under a full AFSL...READ MORE
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Government fixes surprise taxes with death benefits

An unintended tax consequence of the latest round of superannuation reforms, which adversely impacted death benefit roll...READ MORE
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Accountants’ exemption reinstatement stalls

Despite a heated lobby to former financial services minister Kelly O’Dwyer, the federal government looks set to delay ...READ MORE
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SMSF borrowing ban floated to government

The corporate regulator floated the prospect of a ban on limited recourse borrowing arrangements in SMSFs, as part of a ...READ MORE
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60% of CAs to ditch advice if new education changes pass

A survey of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand membership revealed 60 per cent of accountants providing...READ MORE
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Property hotspots ring alarm bells for SMSFs, auditor finds

One auditor has found a concentration of property investment activity in high-density areas of Queensland, ringing alarm...READ MORE
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Tax office releases new cryptocurrency updates

Ahead of tax time, the ATO has released a checklist of crucial regulatory considerations for SMSFs investing in cryptocu...READ MORE
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Profession up in arms as complex pension issue lingers

Various technical quirks surrounding transition to retirement income streams remain unresolved, and Treasury is now bein...READ MORE
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‘Overlooked’ tax on wealthy clients hitting hard

An international law firm has warned accountants to be conscious of a tax that is often overlooked for wealthy clients, ...READ MORE
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‘Huge frustration’ with new requirement for accountants

Adding to the fury of those who were opposed to mandatory AFSLs for those providing SMSF advice, accountants issuing sta...READ MORE
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Doubts cast over first home buyer super savings scheme

Big four firms and financial services institutions alike have assessed the government’s proposed super savings scheme ...READ MORE

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