Upcoming ATO open forums for practitioners: March to June 2019

  As part of its ongoing engagement with tax practitioners, the ATO has announced some upcoming ATO open forums for practitioners. It will again be holding these open forums in a range of locations across Australia between March and June 2019. Open forums are an opportunity for tax practitioners to have an open two-way dialogue

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Tax losses and franking offsets for corporates

  Companies are not entitled to a refund of franking tax offsets, however they may be able to convert them to carried forward losses in subsequent years. Companies are able to choose the amount of prior year losses they wish to deduct, after first having offset losses against net exempt income. There are however the

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FASEA releases final examination standard

  The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) has released the legislative instrument and explanatory statement for its examination standard. The legislative instrument was informed through consultation received in 26 submissions during the legislative instrument final consultation process for this standard in December 2018 and January 2019. Under the final standard, FASEA has reduced

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Div 165: The GST regime’s Part IVA

  Division 165 of the GST Act contains anti-avoidance provisions in respect of GST that are similar to those available for income tax purposes. The Division 165 rules are designed to deter schemes that would produce benefits by reducing GST payable, increasing refunds, or altering the timing of payment of GST or refunds, and are

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