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Thursday, 1 October 2015

All done: ATO pilots "OK" tax return letters

The Australian Tax Office is piloting a scheme to give taxpayers some peace of mind and certainty about their tax returns. by Terry Hayes

Thursday, 24 September 2015

ATO reveals one in five of Australia’s largest private companies paid no tax last year

Approximately 22% of Australia’s highest earning private companies paid no tax in 2014, according to details provided to a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 24 September 2015

ATO target: How to avoid being burnt by a ‘phoenix operator’

Recent figures show that phoenix activity costs the Australian economy $3.2 billion each year. by Terry Hayes

Small business backs Chris Bowen’s push for 25% company tax rate

Prominent members of the small business community have welcomed a renewed push by shadow treasurer Chris Bowen to work with the government to slash the corporate tax rate to 25% for all businesses. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

SMEs want GST rise to come with company and other tax sweeteners, expert says

SMEs would bear the brunt of having the GST raised to 15% and broadening its base to include food, education and health, according to accounting and business advisory firm Pitcher Partners. by broede carmody

Monday, 21 September 2015

Consumer Affairs sounds warning over “aggressive” tax scam

Small business owners and individual taxpayers have been warned to be extra vigilant about an “aggressive” tax scam currently targeting Victorians. by eloise keating

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Asset valuations for tax purposes – don't get them wrong, says ATO

The Australian Tax Office has issued a warning to taxpayers who do their own valuations - or use valuations from people without adequate qualifications. by Terry Hayes

Monday, 14 September 2015

“Please try again later”: Not many happy returns as ATO goes offline again

Issues with the ATO's online services continue to plague taxpayers and small business owners two months after the ATO’s website crashed. by Broede Carmody

Friday, 11 September 2015

How to survive the ATO crackdown on SMEs

Over the next three months, the Australian Tax Office is planning to target up to 90,000 small businesses it says are failing to comply with their tax obligations. by Maree Caulfield
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