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Anti-phoenixing: Company directors to face greater responsibilities with proposed “director identification number”

Anti-phoenixing: Company directors to face greater responsibilities with proposed “director identification number”

A company director's responsibilities could soon increase with a government proposal to introduce a “director identification number” (DIN), a unique identifier for each person who consents to being a director. What does this mean for you and your clients? … Read More

The Future of the Profession: Building the 21st Century Accountant

The Future of the Profession: Building the 21st Century Accountant

What will the accountant of the future look like? Technology and disruption are at the heart of any debate on the industry’s direction. But just how these will impact the systems, processes, roles and the service value proposition of the profession over the next decade is a fertile line of inquiry. Though one thing is certain, a rethink of the role of the accountant and the industry offering is inevitable. … Read More

Tax and Accounting in the Digital world – Are you ready?

Tax and Accounting in the Digital world – Are you ready?

The “digital age”  has been one thrilling tech ride from innovation to innovation: PCs, the Internet, mobile devices, VR and AI. The speed of and depth with which these have transformed the way we live, and work is astounding. And yet, we still ask – what’s next? “The future is already here – it’s just […] … Read More

Companies warned over inconsistencies between BEPS filing and public data

Companies warned over inconsistencies between BEPS filing and public data

Australian companies facing their second year of reporting under new anti-tax avoidance laws are being warned to avoid inconsistencies with publicly available business information, reports the Australian Financial Review.  Obligations under the ATO’s base erosion and profit shifting action plan rules (BEPS) include local and country-by-country filing, with fines of up to $525,000 for anyone providing incorrect or […] … Read More

Questioning Excel: Is your allegiance costing your business?

Questioning Excel: Is your allegiance costing your business?

Thomson Reuters’ Director of Product Management ANZ,  Nicholas Wong, spoke to Accountants Daily about the future of MS Excel in the tax and accounting sphere. While most organisations are moving away from Excel as a tool to collect data, Wong is hesitant to predict the death knell of Excel over the next decade. “There will always be a […] … Read More

How much are spreadsheets hurting your business?

How much are spreadsheets hurting your business?

One of the most important aspects of running a business is reducing risk. This can be tackled in a multitude of ways but when it comes to tax compliance, there are simple steps you can take. For starters, any big businesses relying on Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to prepare your tax obligations either on a quarterly […] … Read More