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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Investor warning: Lodge your tax returns by 31 October

It’s time to lodge your tax returns if you wish to avoid a failure to lodge on time penalty from the Australian Taxation Office, warns BMT tax depreciation specialists’ managing director Brad Beer. by Jennifer Duke

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Parliament looks into claims of ATO bias and calls for Tax Office to be split

A parliamentary inquiry is today examining the possibility of breaking up the ATO into separate policing and administration bodies. by Andrew Sadauskas

Friday, 3 October 2014

ATO guidance on GST treatment of bitcoin at the top of agenda as Senate inquiry is officially announced

A Senate committee inquiry into bitcoin must examine the ATO’s guidance requiring Australian bitcoin exchanges to charge GST on the full value of the bitcoins they supply to Australian residents, industry figures say. by Kye White

Don't get caught by income thresholds for health insurance rebate

Federal Parliament is currently looking at legislation affecting the Medicare levy surcharge and the Australian Government Rebate. Here’s a look at the changes you can expect if these laws are passed. by Terry Hayes

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Capital gains tax on investment property explained

Capital gains tax can be confusing. Here's an explanation of how it affects property appreciation, deceased estates, and some common misconceptions. by Zoe Fielding

Monday, 29 September 2014

Fast Lane: The scandal of big business tax dodging

While the big end of town is busily dodging tax, the Australian Tax Office is doing nothing. by Cara Waters

Thursday, 25 September 2014

When are compensation payments subject to tax? It’s not always cut and dried

Whether a compensation payment is taxed will often depend on the facts of each individual case. by Terry Hayes

Thursday, 18 September 2014

How the mining tax repeal will hit SMEs

The mining tax repeal only affects mining companies – right? Not right. A number of measures that were to be paid for from the proceeds of the mining tax directly affect SMEs. by Terry Hayes

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Over-claimed GST credits: Good intentions just don't cut it

A carpenter taking tax advice from a car salesman didn't really cut it with the Tax Commissioner in this case. by Terry Hayes
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