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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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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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TPB to review CPD records over 2018-19

  The Tax Practitioners Board has announced that it will conduct CPD reviews to assess how tax practitioners maintain their knowledge and skills. The TPB says it will undertake reviews of CPD records of more than 1,000 individual tax practitioners in 2018-19. Commencing this month, the reviews will assess how tax practitioners comply with the

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The special place for family trusts

  Trusts can be a very handy tool for managing one’s financial affairs, as well as estate planning. A trust is established whenever there is a separation of the legal ownership (for example, the name appearing on a business register or land title) from the beneficial owner of an asset (in other words, the person

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CPDpro delivery now comes with certification

  To provide CPDpro subscribers with a record of CPD activities completed, an improvement in delivery of the structured elements of CPDpro is now being made available, which will also provide certification. The platform used is called Teachable, and it provides online access to CPDpro’s webinar recordings and newsletters. Confirmation of completion is recorded on

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