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Why tax compliance needs dedicated software

Tax compliance in Australia is a complex business and can involve multiple departments across an organisation working together to fulfill any outstanding issues. This, however, is not always a simple or coherent task, as departments in big companies often hold onto data or don’t have the necessary resources to share efficiently or effectively to allow […]

Why tax compliance needs dedicated software

Why tax compliance needs dedicated software

Tax compliance in Australia is a complex business and can involve multiple departments across an organisation working together to fulfill any outstanding issues. This, however, is not always a simple or coherent task, as departments in big companies often hold onto data or don’t have the necessary resources to share efficiently or effectively to allow […] … Read More

Excel and the future of accounting

Excel and the future of accounting

It may be as commonplace in Australian businesses as the office Christmas party, but Microsoft Excel should not be confused with an enterprise-level tax solution, according to Jessica Farthing, Director (Indirect Tax), Grant Thornton Australia. There’s no denying the popularity of the familiar, if cumbersome, software tool here and overseas. A recent Deloitte survey revealed […] … Read More

Local file, local flavour: Lessons from BEPs one year on

Local file, local flavour: Lessons from BEPs one year on

BEPs first anniversary is approaching. What can we learn from the unique challenges faced by multinationals operating in Australia? And what will Year 2 bring? Joanne Ting, CbC and Transfer Pricing technology specialist gives us a preview ahead of the upcoming webinar with BDO and The Tax Institute. … Read More

No free rides in the crypto-currency tax race

No free rides in the crypto-currency tax race

Whether a crypto-dabbler or serious crypto-currency trader, anyone thinking they have a free ride past the tax tollgate will be in for a shock. The ATO is fine-tuning its strategy to chase and bill those failing to declare their gains resulting from the sale of bitcoins - or any other type of cryptocurrency. Luis Vazquez looks at the tax implications for all taxpayers. … Read More

Much hot air? Too late? What to make of the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance

Much hot air? Too late? What to make of the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance

The Senate Economics References Committee has handed down its final report into corporate tax avoidance, more than three and a half years after launching its inquiry. We consider the relevance of the final report for today’s tax landscape and look where the tax reform journey will take us next. … Read More

Profitable Procurement with SAP Ariba ONESOURCE Tax Solution

Profitable Procurement with SAP Ariba ONESOURCE Tax Solution

In the world of business-to-business buying and selling, much has been made of the consequences of getting tax wrong – with good reason. But what about the positives of getting it right? Adopting an automated system such as SAP Ariba ONESOURCE doesn’t just mitigate the risks, it can drive profits and excellent customer relationships. … Read More