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How confident are you in your corporate tax compliance process?

How confident are you in your corporate tax compliance process?

Manual processes and spreadsheets have served corporate tax teams well, but in today’s environment, accuracy and speed in tax calculating and reporting is no longer an aspiration, but a necessity. How confident are you in your tax system? Glenn Francis, Senior Customer Success Manager for ONESOURCE shares tips on how to tell if it's time for an upgrade. … 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

Corporate beneficiaries and corporate tax rate: How might the new legislation be applied?

Corporate beneficiaries and corporate tax rate: How might the new legislation be applied?

On 18 October 2017, the Government introduced Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan Base Rate Entities) Bill 2017 into Parliament.  The Bill contains amendments to s 23AA of the Income Tax Rates Act 1986 to clarify which entities will be eligible for the reduced corporate tax rate for the 2017-18 income year and subsequent income […] … Read More

8 key questions every CFO should now ask when considering leases

8 key questions every CFO should now ask when considering leases

Are you involved in a business that leases assets?  A recently issued standard in New Zealand has the potential to significantly change what you currently report in your financial statements from 1 January 2019 onwards. Leases – a new External Reporting Board standard The standard on leasing was approved in mid-February for issue by the External […] … Read More

Australia: Making BEPS CbC reports public – “a shame to kill the golden goose”

Australia: Making BEPS CbC reports public – “a shame to kill the golden goose”

At an Australian Senate Estimates hearing on October 25, 2017, Australian Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan was asked to respond to calls for making country-by-country (CbC) reports public. He was asked whether releasing those reports to the public would be of help to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Mr. Jordan said if the reports were required to be made […] … 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