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Travel (remember that?) allowances refresher — and some common mistakes

The idea of making allowances to cover the cost of necessary travel by employees is not a new area of tax, but it had become significant — before the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Businesses had been increasingly moving staff around to achieve expansion and build greater ties across greater distances, and one assumes (after

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The shake up that’s coming to Division 7A

  Discussion about reforms to Division 7A has been bouncing back and forth between the tax practitioner community and Treasury/ATO for many years — since the end of 2012 in fact. And while it’s been tempting to conclude that the powers-that-be perhaps don’t really want change, and were stonewalling us all along, a definite crack

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Upcoming TPB webinars in December

Topic Description Date and Time (Time in AEDT)           CPD Hours Top tips for renewing with the TPB Learn the top tips for making renewal of your tax (financial) adviser registration a smooth process. Tuesday, 5 December 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm (AEDST)   1.0 Investing in and protecting your practice Covers continuing professional education and using it

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Single Touch Payroll: ATO’s live stream with employers

The ATO has invited several employers to an upcoming “employer engagement” forum next week (on Thursday 16 November) where they will be able to clear up any questions or concerns they still have about Single Touch Payroll (STP). Attending the forum will also be ATO and payroll industry experts, who can answer any questions and

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Tread carefully: TPB re-registration is not always a “given”

A tax agent applied to re-register with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB), mistakenly assuming this was something of a formality, only to find that the board concluded he was not a “fit and proper person” to hold registration. TPB re-registration is not always a “given” The TPB rightly sticks by its responsibility to see that

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