How does your practice compare?

  A benchmarking service for the Australian accounting profession since 2001, the Good Bad Ugly report offers an annual snapshot, or “state of the nation”, for accounting practices. Its 2017 paper offers data on several key performance indicators (the 2018 data has been collected but has not yet been released as a complete report). Good

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Investment guidance, forms, explanations

  Use the links provided to find out more about investing, and find out more about the ATO’s investor’s tax planning tips. Tax planning in general Tax advice website for investors  The ATO’s tax planning website, designed to help investors and tax agents make informed investment decisions. Features a checklist of what to look for

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Share and trust interest assets of certain businesses may lose CGT concessions

  Changes made to the CGT small business concessions through the measures contained in Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2018 represent a marked departure from the previous rules for determining if a capital gain from shares or trust interests qualified for the concessions. These changes generally accord with the aim of

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Board of Taxation FBT survey now open

  As readers may be aware, the Board of Taxation is undertaking a review of compliance costs associated with fringe benefits tax (FBT). The Board is now gathering evidence through online surveys with assistance from ORIMA Research, an independent research company. If you have received an email invitation from the ATO to complete the survey,

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