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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 […]

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

Justified Trust: Has GST compliance taken us to the tipping point?

Justified Trust: Has GST compliance taken us to the tipping point?

GST Streamline Assurance reviews, the latest addition to the ATO’s whole-of-tax compliance framework, is placing a heavy burden on corporate tax teams. We look at some of the recent developments and how the industry can be better equipped to deal with this latest wave of compliance changes ahead of the Corporate Tax Association's GST & Indirect Tax Intensive in October. … Read More

Designing for people: Tax and the process of transformation

Designing for people: Tax and the process of transformation

Imagine being able to press pause on business operations and to take stock of your tax and accounting processes. To start afresh, removing the barnacles and band-aids, keeping what is working, and re-working what can be done better. Transforming it into a process “Utopia”. But even then, it would never remain in this “flawless” state. […] … Read More