Australian Taxation Office

Suncorp test drives smash repairs sale; Luminis behind the wheel

Suncorp Group is believed to be considering the sale of the country's second biggest smash repairer, Capital SMART Repairs.<p>Street Talk understands …


Tax Talk with ATO: Claiming work related and business expenses

In this August 2018 episode of Tax Talk, we speak to Shyam Dahal from the Australian Taxation Office about claiming work related expenses and …

iOS Apps

From black market cigarette shops to websites selling cheap tobacco: How Australian smokers are getting around paying huge taxes for their smokes

Australian smokers are getting around the world's highest taxes on cigarettes by buying black market 'chop chop' or visiting a website offering heavy …


Many SMSFs not prepared for SuperStream, wealthdigital says

<b>While they are generally viewed as a positive change for self-managed super funds (SMSFs), regulations that would apply SuperStream data standards to</b> …


‘Suspicious substance’ sparks emergency at Wollongong ATO

Four five crews converged on the Kembla Street building. Picture: Google Maps<p>Paramedics have given the all-clear to a worker at Wollongong’s …

Emergency Medicine

Tasmania Police urge community to be wary of scams

Can you identify this man, seen at Invermay recently? Contact Launceston Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Reference number 591073.<p>…

Identity Theft

J5 and Cryptocurrency Firms: Building Best Practices for the Industry Together

By David Drake For the first time, representatives of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement, dubbed as J5, met in Montreal, Canada last month. …

Technology (Ireland)

Businesses in regional towns starting to feel ripple effect of drought

BUSINESS is drying up west of the Great Dividing Range, as costs soar and cash-poor farmers tighten their belts.


My Health Record opt-in and opt-out arguments miss the point

The advantage of My Health Record most often cited is that it provides accurate details about individual patients to health providers, thus …

Indigenous Australians

Retail super fund horror show requires compensation

The royal commission has shown that things in the retail super fund are far, far worse than suspected. The post Retail super fund horror show …


CBA still in denial as fraudsters sentenced to a decade in jail

In response to the jail sentences, CBA spokesman Daniel John said the bank was "pleased to see that justice has been served", that "investigations …


AIST reaffirms call for Protecting Your Super amendments

<b>The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has continued its call for key amendments to the Protecting Your Super legislation,</b> …


Spend less and save more with these nine money apps

<b>STOCARD</b> <b><br>COST: FREE</b> <b><br>OS: IOS, ANDROID</b><p>If you’re a fan of free loyalty programs but don’t really enjoy carrying all the loyalty cards around in your …


'You can’t rip off your own people': Anger at Indigenous model search

The talent search, promoted by Indigenous Connections director Sharlette Townsend, who identifies as Aboriginal, had already held a series of smaller …


What To Do If The ATO Sends You A Letter About Your Tax Return

Image: Getty<p>Letters are being sent out to Australian taxpayers who have fallen foul of the ATO's data-matching system. Don't fret if you get …

Tax Preparation

Australian Bureau of Statistics taps Accenture to update data acquisition capabilities

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has sought the services of Accenture to upgrade its data acquisition capability as part of the bureau’s effort to …

Technology (Australia)

Had it with your super scheme? Here's how to switch without losing out.

Understanding how pensions can be managed in different super arrangements is no simple matter, writes John Wasiliev, who seeks answers to your …


Church in Australia should not be tax exempt, former government official says

Canberra, Australia, Aug 13, 2018 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A former tax official has said Australia should revoke the non-profit tax status of …


Optus scores AU$6m Department of Health telco contract

Under the three-year deal, Optus Business will deliver voice, data, mobile, and WAN services to the Australian Department of Health.<p>Optus Business …

Technology (Australia)

Optus Business wins $6 million wide area network contract with Department of Health

Optus Business was appointed by the Department of Health to consolidate its telecommunication products and services under a single service …

Technology (Australia)

Thousands of businesses still not using Single Touch Payroll as software providers stagger roll-out

A significant number of Australian SMEs are still not using the government’s new Single Touch Payroll reporting method that became compulsory over a …

Small Business

Short-term rental income targeted by ATO

Data matching will be used to identify taxpayers who have failed to declare income from short-term rental accommodation on sites such as Airbnb.

Sharing Economy

The tax return letter you DON'T want to get in the mail: Finance expert reveals how to respond to a scary tax office message which could cost you thousands (and why ignoring it is the worst thing to do)

Australians are being warned not to ignore a letter from the tax office advising of a mistake on their tax return as it could end up costing them …

Tax Preparation

Jail term for former Nuix chair

Anthony Castagna, the former executive chairperson of Australian security software firm Nuix, has been sentenced to seven years’ prison over a tax …


My Health Record opt-out period extended

The capitulation came after doctors threatened to boycott My Health Record to protect patients' interests, by refusing to upload data.<p>The minister …


Perth Fringe Festival performers among creditors owed $672,000 after JumpClimb collapse

Artists and performers left tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket after the collapse of a Perth-based management firm have been told it is …

Entertainment (Australia)

​Australian government takes Govpass hosting internal

Vault Systems has lost the contract that now lies within the capability of the Department of Human Services and the Australian Taxation Office.<p>The …

Technology (Australia)

IPA lambasts Government’s SMSF audit proposal

<b>The Government’s proposal to change the annual audit requirement to a three-yearly cycle for self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) shows a lack</b> …


"A lay-down misere"

Australia’s small business leaders have reinforced a push for employers to be taken out of the superannuation process entirely as the banking royal …


Optus Business' earnings dip despite managed services wins

Revenue grows to $2.2 billion.

Technology (Australia)