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Ahead of the holiday season, the ATO has reminded employers about the potential FBT implications of providing Christmas parties and gifts. When planning Christmas parties, the ATO says employers need to check how much it will cost and where and when it is held. This...

The ATO has reported that some businesses are making simple mistakes reporting their GST. The ATO reminded taxpayers to avoid the following common GST reporting errors: Transposition and calculation errors - such errors can occur when an amount is manually input. The ATO says these errors can...

Being a director of a company comes with many responsibilities, this 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. The DIN will permanently be associated with a...

As the Royal Commission into the misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry rolls on and uncovers more unscrupulous behaviour by the corporate and financial sector, the government is attempting to get on the front foot by addressing the perceived persistent misconduct by...

Departure Prohibition Orders (DPOs) have long been used as a tool by the government as a way to stop those who owe debts from leaving the country before they pay their debts, even if they are just going on a holiday. It has been used...

With the 31 October fast approaching, so is the deadline for lodgement of many tax returns. If you’re making the last-minute scramble to gather all your tax documentation, keep in mind there are some changes in this year’s tax return particularly in relation to rental...