Budgeting tools from ASIC for your clients’ personal finances

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has launched a package of free online budgeting tools for individual taxpayers to help with managing personal finances. Budgeting tools from ASIC for your clients’ personal finances Announced by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, last week, the “simple money manager” tools are designed to

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Top 5 Division 7A watch-outs

The top 5 Division 7A watch-outs are as follows. 1/ Transaction caught by Division 7A Division 7A will arise if transactions fall into the following three categories, for a shareholder or shareholder’s associate: certain loans from a private company, certain payments from a private company, and forgiveness of a debt owed to a private company.

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ATO not doing the best on revenue collection, says national auditor

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a report which indicates that while the ATO may have indicated that hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue was being taken in, the actual amount may have been overstated. The new report by the ANAO found that the ATO had on at least one occasion over a

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