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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

GST: Time to Renovate or Detonate?

GST: Time to Renovate or Detonate?

Two of the biggest changes to Australia‚Äôs 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

Bank levy solution to company tax cut deadlock?

Bank levy solution to company tax cut deadlock?

The big bank levy could be the key to curing two of the Turnbull government's biggest headaches: its continuing failure to legislate for company tax cuts and the scandals now emerging from the banking royal commission. However, Any wins for the government around securing company tax cuts would be likely to come on top of personal tax cuts this budget. … 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