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ATO to improve comms skills after IGTO review The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has confirmed it’s renewing efforts to improve the way it communicates with taxpayers regarding their rights. Write comme...
Tax Office updates SuperStream enabling The ATO has made an update on the need for SMSFs to be SuperStream-enabled, with additional instructions on how to manage release authorities during the new process. ...
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Accountants circle ‘ominous’ changes to ATO fixed-rate method The ATO has confirmed it will “modernise” the 52¢ fixed-rate method however some are feeling confused over the lack of clarification. Write comment (4 Comme...
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Frydenberg defends federal government stance on Victoria disaster payments Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has set the record straight on how federal government has responded to Victoria’s COVID crisis, noting it’s provided more than twice the sup...
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Work-from-home shortcut method extended The ATO has confirmed it has extended the work-from-home shortcut method until the end of June 2022. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
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‘Significant investigation’: ATO reforms to create fairer tax system Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has become the latest to back recommendations made by the IGTO, noting they will go a long way in ...
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Tax profession welcomes IGTO recommendations, urges ATO to go further Leaders from across the tax profession have welcomed recommendations made by the IGTO on how the ATO could make taxpayers better aware of their rights. But more could be ...
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Tax watchdog finds ATO staff ill-equipped to handle taxpayer disputes Staff at the ATO could be doing more to communicate “clear and complete” information, after a review of taxpayer rights conducted by the IGTO found that less than 1 p...
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ATO doubles down on lodgement benchmark ‘support’ The ATO’s assistant commissioner has confirmed practitioners will not lose access to their lodgement programs if benchmarks aren’t met, as the Tax Office shifts gears...
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Frydenberg welcomes historic OECD tax agreement The majority of the world’s economies have agreed to setting a minimum corporate tax rate of 15 per cent as governments move to ensure global mega-corporations are payi...
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ATO urges caution on publication of JobKeeper documents, responding to reports A trail of JobKeeper documents released under freedom of information laws has prompted words of warning from the ATO, which suggests the documents alone portray an incomp...
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