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How will Australia close the tax gap on the digital economy?

October 29, 2018

Just how to tax the digital economy has been a sore point for the international community since BEPS’ inception.  And it was only one a year ago at the IFA Congress, that the OECD’s Pascal Saint-Amans and IFA President Porus Kaka were both lamenting the continued lack of global consensus on implementing BEPs Action 1. […]

How will Australia close the tax gap on the digital economy?

How will Australia close the tax gap on the digital economy?

Just how to tax the digital economy has been a sore point for the international community since BEPS’ inception.  And it was only one a year ago at the IFA Congress, that the OECD’s Pascal Saint-Amans and IFA President Porus Kaka were both lamenting the continued lack of global consensus on implementing BEPs Action 1. […] … 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

Building a technology business case: strategies for tax managers

Building a technology business case: strategies for tax managers

Globalisation and ever-changing regulations have put tax departments under pressure to do more reporting then ever, often with less resources, and old systems and processes. Cross-functional collaboration in an organisation is fundamental in meeting compliance requirements, but it also creates an ideal opportunity to adopt technology for the benefit of everyone. with this in mind, how can you build your case? … 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