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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Crowdfunding can have tax consequences

Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter are a great way for growing businesses to raise some much-needed capital. However, there are tax issues you need to be aware of. by Terry Hayes

Friday, 14 November 2014

Tax avoidance: three things G20 governments can do

The ability of multinational companies to shift profits into low-tax jurisdictions is undermining governments’ ability to raise revenue. But the cross-border policy solutions are complex. by David Donaldson

Getting a release from tax debts not as easy as ABC

Taxpayers can get a release from their tax debt but there are conditions. The question is: what constitutes serious hardship? by Terry Hayes

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Time to sort out the scams and shams of big business tax dodgers

Basically if a small business person does something to avoid tax it is viewed as illegal. But in big business it is different. by Peter Strong

Fast Lane: The problem of payroll tax

Payroll tax is back on the political agenda after an Abbott government minister called for tax reform saying he has never thought payroll tax is a “good or efficient tax”. by Cara Waters

Friday, 7 November 2014

Tax haven crackdown still to deliver missing billions

Tax avoidance, or the use of legal arrangements to reduce tax, is rife. According to the Australian Tax Office (ATO), Australian companies in 2012 sent almost A$60 billion to related parties in tax havens. by John Passant

Monday, 3 November 2014

Australia one of the harshest taxers for high income earners: Report

High income earning Australians are being left out of pocket after tax time, with up to 46% total tax being deducted from their income, according to a study by UHY Haines Norton. by Adam Anticaglia

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
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