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5 things to look for in tax technology

Get ahead in the cloud. Businesses using cloud technology experience 53% faster revenue growth. The Australian tax environment has never been more complex or competitive than it is today with 75% of businesses adopting new technology in the past 12 months to stay competitive. The list of pressures facing accountants is mounting. This means changes […]

5 things to look for in tax technology

5 things to look for in tax technology

Get ahead in the cloud. Businesses using cloud technology experience 53% faster revenue growth. The Australian tax environment has never been more complex or competitive than it is today with 75% of businesses adopting new technology in the past 12 months to stay competitive. The list of pressures facing accountants is mounting. This means changes […] … Read More

How to improve performance and deliver value through tax

How to improve performance and deliver value through tax

The difficulty of tax reporting is only increasing with more demands than ever being made by the Australian Taxation Office. So using the right software can not only give you a distinct advantage, but a must. There are many challenges ahead in the world of taxation for companies in Australia and around the world. The […] … Read More

GST: Time to Renovate or Detonate?

GST: Time to Renovate or Detonate?

Two of the biggest changes to Australia’s GST regime came into effect on 1 July 2018, impacting the property sector and overseas online retailers. They follow a legislative trend which is prompting many practitioners to ask, is it time to rethink our indirect tax system? … Read More

Cuts to individual tax rates a likely Federal Budget centerpiece. But at what cost?

Cuts to individual tax rates a likely Federal Budget centerpiece. But at what cost?

Personal tax cuts are shaping up as a likely Federal Budget centrepiece, but the question of how exactly they'll be funded is still anyone's guess. Terry Hayes, Tax Consultant to Thomson Reuters, looks beyond the simple revenue loss equation to understand why they could be a 2018-19 budget certainty, despite the finance question. … Read More

SMSF return due date extended

SMSF return due date extended

The Tax Office has extended to 30 June 2018 the due date for lodging self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) annual returns for the 2016-17 income year. Thomson Reuters Weekly Tax Bulletin (Issue 3, 19 January 2018) reported that the ATO made this decision in recognition of the major choices that SMSF trustees need to make in this first financial year of […] … Read More

Dynamic Duos: The Future of Tax and Accounting

Dynamic Duos: The Future of Tax and Accounting

Almost half of Australian executives and a quarter of CEOs predict that their businesses will be significantly transformed in the next 3 years, either through adapting to new technologies or offering new products or services[1]. However, enterprise transformation is a challenging and iterative exercise. Acquisitions have been the preferred way to pivot into new markets, […] … Read More