ATO

Practitioner guidance for puzzling technical issues

The ATO has a section that deals with “complex issues” that tax practitioners will have to struggle with now and then when managing their clients’ tax affairs. The ATO says its Complex issues resolution service is there to help resolve complex administrative issues and tax technical interpretation queries that practitioners may have been unable to

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SMSF trustees need to stay alert to survive

Another example of the reason SMSF trustees need to stay alert to survive and must constantly stay on top of developments occurring in the self managed super fund field surfaced earlier this month. The ATO went public with information that SMSF trustees in particular could be targeted by promoters of retirement planning arrangements that —

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What is ‘Sounding Board’, and how can it help your practice?

In the interests of regulatory reform and simpler tax laws, the Australian government has requested the Board of Taxation to seek ideas for tax system improvement from its stakeholders, businesses and the community. What is ‘Sounding Board’, and how can it help your practice? The resulting initiative Sounding Board is an innovative online collaboration platform

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Recently held ATO webinars

ATO FBT webinars. These include: FBT tips and what attracts our attention, FBT for NFPs Topic Description Date Held           CPD Hours GST on low value imported goods   Comprehensive overview of the Australian government’s new goods and services tax on low value imported goods coming into effect on 1 July 2018. 2 November 2017 0.25

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