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New ATO data-matching program – overseas movement data and HELP debt

The Australian Taxation Office will acquire overseas movement data from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for individuals with an existing HELP, VSL or TSL debt.

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ATO black economy strike force heads to Brisbane

Up to 400 businesses in inner north Brisbane are set for a visit from ATO officers after a number of tip-offs on black economy activities.

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SMSF advice appetite strong, says ASIC

A new ASIC report has highlighted demand for further advice on the specifics of SMSFs among the Australian population, particularly among those who have a financial planner.

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Common STP set-up mistakes – ATO

Authorisation failures and software set-up issues are among some of the top mistakes accountants and their business clients are making with the new Single Touch Payroll regime, with one in 10 failing their first submission.

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Proposal to hold directors liable for GST set to pierce corporate veil

The proposed extension of the director penalty regime to GST liabilities could spell the end of the corporate veil for small to medium enterprise directors, says an insolvency specialist.

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September 2019 – vital statistics for Australia

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Tax Commissioner wants to turn black economy to ‘lighter shade of grey’

ATO Commissioner Chris Jordan believes the agency’s local business visits are helping to change community behaviour, while reassuring small businesses that their tax performance fares well on an international scale.

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Changes to the Private Health Insurance Statement

Most taxpayers know that if they do not have adequate private health insurance, that there can be a charge or a surcharge on the tax assessment.

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Up to 9 in 10 ‘other’ expenses adjusted as ATO reveals dodgy claims

Close to 90 per cent of claims in ‘other’ deductions were adjusted last year as the ATO reveals a number of unusual claims it disallowed, including a $58,000 wedding.

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