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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

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Government to force small businesses to repay tax breaks

Tens of thousands of small businesses which took advantage of tax breaks associated with the mining tax will have to pay back that money to the Australian Tax Office. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 5 September 2014

ATO welcomes Hockey edict to “double its efforts” to go after tax-avoiding multinationals

Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan has welcome a request from Treasurer Joe Hockey for the ATO to “double its efforts” to ensure multinational corporations pay their fair share of tax in Australia. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Proving the ATO wrong is no mean feat

Do you think the taxman made a mistake this year? Proving it could be more difficult than you imagine. by Terry Hayes

Thursday, 28 August 2014

ATO targets work expenses, rental properties and more

The Australian Tax Office has revealed it is using extensive data analysis as part of a crackdown on a number of areas, including offshore bank accounts and phoenix operators. by Terry Hayes

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Ker-ching! Tax on high income earners’ super raises $300 million

The Australian Tax Office has revealed a tax on superannuation, known as Division 293, has raised nearly $300 million from nearly 100,000 higher income earners, but a leading tax lobby group says the situation is not as bad as it sounds. by Andrew Sadauskas

Thursday, 21 August 2014

ATO bitcoin ruling may hamper digital currency sector growth

The Australian Tax Office does not consider bitcoin to be money or a foreign currency, a decision that will make it difficult for many Australian bitcoin businesses to operate and might push many of them offshore. by Kye White

Thursday, 31 July 2014

The taxing question of childcare

Childcare has become a major issue in the community. How it is best supported by government, however, remains a tricky issue. by Terry Hayes
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