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TSA welcomes Inspector-General’s report on how the ATO communicates taxpayer rights after members report inadequacies

Tax & Super Australia (TSA) has welcomed the Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman’s (IGTO’s) report – An investigation into the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) communications of taxpayer rights to complain, review and appeal ­– after nearly 60% of TSA members said the ATO’s communication in this area was inadequate.   While 82% of respondents

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Resolving lodgement program issues would reduce tax agent stress

Tax & Super Australia (TSA) has called for the ATO to consider tax agent feedback about its lodgement program after a TSA member survey showed that the program caused nearly two thirds of tax agents stress, and most believe the Inspector General of Taxation should review the ATO’s administration of it. Nearly 450 TSA tax

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Vehicle benefits under COVID-19 may have changed business FBT obligations

The special circumstances that coronavirus has thrown our way looks like having some very practical outcomes on certain areas of fringe benefits tax. One of the most prevalent and well-established category of fringe benefits centres on the provision and use of vehicles. The parking of a car, for instance, is a benefit that comes with

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CGT and divorce: Rolling over separation anxiety

  With apparently one in three marriages ending in divorce in Australia, the CGT rollover provisions for the transfer of assets following a divorce or relationship breakdown (including a same-sex marriage or relationship) are quite significant. The great “Sandini” The recent case of Ellison v Sandini Pty Ltd [2018] FCAFC confirmed that the rollover is

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