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Jotham Lian

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80¢ per hour work-from-home deduction method extended

Taxpayers continuing to work from home in the new year will be allowed to continue using the simplified working-from-hom...Read More
Government tackles ATO scams with new telco rules

Government tackles ATO scams with new telco rules

New rules that require telcos to detect, trace and block scam calls have now been registered, as such scams, including A...Read More
ATO eBay Amazon data-matching program

ATO extends eBay, Amazon data-matching program

Up to 30,000 eBay and Amazon sale transactions are set to be scrutinised by the ATO as it looks to identify taxpayers ...Read More
ATO

ATO records ‘biggest 1 July ever’ with 640% spike

Over 1.7 million Australians have now lodged their tax returns in the first two weeks of the new financial year, leading...Read More
ATO uses COVID-19 data

3m Aussies ‘now on notice’: ATO uses COVID-19 data

The ATO will be looking at the personal data of 3 million Australians from Services Australia as it cracks down on its ...Read More
Labor to discard franking credit proposal

Labor to discard franking credit proposal

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has all but promised to not take Labor’s controversial franking credit proposal to ...Read More
Anton du Preez

Insight: how to spot a solid investment in fuel

Fuel is a dirty word for some, and a solid investment choice for others. How do you work out what is a good investment? ...Read More
Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten

Tax policies pose hurdles to Labor’s pre-election traction

Labor’s tax policies are proving a dampener on their hopes with winning over the accounting community, according to ne...Read More
RBA

Cash rate tipped to fall twice by 2020

The RBA’s shift to neutral guidance highlights the “China syndrome” that Australia now faces, with the cash rate t...Read More
Tax ball chain

Tax experts break down their concerns for negative gearing changes

Labor’s proposed changes to negative gearing will create tax complications to the tax practices of investors, ex...Read More
australian dollars cash money 140,000 taxpayers contacted crackdown on work expenses

140,000 taxpayers contacted in crackdown on work expenses

The ATO has recovered $43 million in tax liabilities in the 2017-18 financial year after contacting over 140,000 taxpaye...Read More
justice scales taxpayers at awkward court case

Taxpayer loses out to ATO in ‘awkward’ court case

A recent court case indicates the ATO may not be held to their communications if they were made in error, leaving taxpay...Read More
Home buyer scheme

Tax traps flagged in first home buyers scheme

Some first home buyers are being encouraged to use a tax-effective strategy to maximise their deposit – but there’s ...Read More
Researcher plays down Melbourne oversupply concerns

Researcher plays down Melbourne oversupply concerns

Oversupply concerns in Melbourne are mere speculation, with vacancy rates and auction clearance rates suggesting an unde...Read More

Investor-only loans clampdown divides opinion

Australian investors are split on recent regulatory measures set by APRA and ASIC on the housing investor segment, with...Read More

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