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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

Statutory Reporting gets a global makeover
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

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

Political chaos pushes down corporate confidence and deters investment

Political chaos pushes down corporate confidence and deters investment

“Corporate confidence is at its lowest level in around two years and this is partially due to the instability in our political leadership”, states a recent article published in the Financial Review Thomson Reuters’ Managing Director for Asia and Emerging Markets, Tony Kinnear, says political chaos in Canberra is affecting investment as well, with multinationals questioning […] … 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