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Friday, 17 April 2015

Tony Abbott rules out changing “hypocritical” negative gearing but it could cost him votes

Just a few weeks out from the 2015 budget, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a definitive answer to the ongoing question of negative gearing, taking the tax break essentially off the reform table. by Kirsten Robb

Thursday, 16 April 2015

ATO releases hit list for targeting high net worth individuals who dodge tax

The Australian Tax Office is stepping up its efforts to recover tax liabilities from companies and individuals that attempts to skip out on their tax bills. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

ATO warns employers with SMSF-owning employees the SuperStream deadline is rapidly approaching

he Australian Tax Office is urging employers to ensure they have the key details of their employees’ self-managed super funds by June 30. by Andrew Sadauskas

The tax white paper – only good for fish and chips now?

Achieving tax reform is often a long process as the government of the day looks for consensus before presenting proposals to the Parliament. by Helen Hodgson

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Budget 2015: Hockey hints at sliding-scale company tax system for all business

Small business and large corporates would pay the same reduced rate of company tax up to a certain threshold, if a different model of a two-tier company tax system signalled by Treasurer Joe Hockey was adopted. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 10 April 2015

Budget 2015: Joe Hockey makes the case for a “Netflix tax” on digital goods and services

Global technology companies that sell digital media to Australian consumers may soon be subject to the GST, with Treasurer Joe Hockey leading a push he says could generate “billions” of dollars in extra tax revenue. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Apple, Google and Microsoft deny dodging tax in Australia

The world’s biggest tech giants have fronted up to the Senate inquiry on corporate tax avoidance, denying allegations of tax dodging and snubbing questions on how much of their revenue goes offshore. by Kirsten Robb

Tax time to be made easier, but ATO to chase tax debts sooner

Technology is having an increasing impact on the way taxpayers interact with the Tax Office. For example, it is making it easier and simpler to lodge annual tax returns. by Terry Hayes

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Google chief says R&D tax concessions should be targeted at small businesses

R&D tax concessions would be better targeted at smaller technology companies rather than global giants such as Google, according to Google’s local managing director, Maile Carnegie. by Eloise Keating
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