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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Husband and wife, sharing and caring, until tax law do us part

Husbands and wives often regard themselves as jointly owning the assets each possesses. Of course, such a common-sense view is not shared by tax office bureaucrats. by Terry Hayes

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Aussie winemakers urge government to cork $99 million tax loophole for overseas producers

Australian winemakers are calling for the government to close a tax loophole that has allowed Kiwi winemakers to receive close to $100 million in rebates between 2005 and 2012. by Eloise Keating

"Sleeping director": When a company director is personally liable for a company’s unpaid tax liabilities

There are plenty of traps to trip over and directors must be fully aware of their obligations under the law. by Terry Hayes

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Small businesses unfairly fined by the ATO could be compensated

Small businesses wrongly penalised by the Australian Tax Office could be compensated by the federal government if recommendations made by the Inspector-General of Taxation are adopted. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 7 July 2014

Hockey to tighten tax laws for multinationals but loopholes still exist

Treasurer Joe Hockey has said that he will improve the structural integrity of Australia’s tax system to address international tax avoidance by multinational enterprises. by Antony Ting

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Tax Commissioner denied access to Family Court documents – this time

With the ATO's information-gathering powers seemingly ever-expanding, the "long arm of the law" is taking on a whole new meaning. by Terry Hayes

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Absolutely everything you need to know for the new financial year

Today marks the start of a new financial year so it’s time to make sure your tax, legal and super is organised for the year ahead. by Eloise Keating

Why this SME owner is ready to throw in the towel and is warning others

Small business owner Peter Borain is warning other SMEs to review their bookkeeping after he was slapped with $26,000 worth of penalties for paying superannuation contributions late. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 30 June 2014

Tax payments of Rich List family businesses to be revealed in ATO dragnet

The amount of tax paid by private and family businesses is set to be revealed as part of changes to commence on July 1, 2015 designed to name and shame tax dodgers. by Cara Waters
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