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Call to bring back the accountants’ exemption

  It has now been just over two years since the accountants’ exemption was lifted and empirical evidence suggests that accountants are having to deal with increased costs and an onerous compliance regime with the cost hikes are being passed on to their clients. The accountants’ exemption allowed the provision of limited advice by recognised

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SMSFs: Here’s an updated toolkit of ATO forms you’ll need

  SMSF trustees may find that occasionally a particular form is needed to be able to complete an administrative task for the ATO. Rather than have you searching the vast labyrinth of the ATO’s website for SMSF forms, we thought it helpful to list some of the required forms here (you could even bookmark this

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ATO announces changes to how penalty relief is applied

  From 1 July 2018 the ATO says it will not apply penalties to tax returns and activity statements where your clients have made an inadvertent error by failing to take reasonable care or due to the fact that they have not taken a “reasonably arguable” position (more below). It says that if it finds inadvertent

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Government commits more funding to TPB, but look where it’s coming from

  On the night the 2018 Federal Budget was tabled, the Chair of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB), Ian Taylor, distributed a media release welcoming the Budget announcement of ongoing additional funding for the TPB, which he said would “ensure that the TPB is able to continue to meet its legislative responsibilities and protect consumers of

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NALI concerns allayed for practitioners who DIY super

  The same piece of legislation that introduced a 12-month SG amnesty also clears up one small area of concern for accountants and other practitioners who are also members/trustees of their own SMSF. The legislation, Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No 1) Bill 2018 (read it here) covers the amnesty but also deals with

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