Role and purpose
The role of the Taxation Centre of Excellence is to provide members with the opportunity to help shape and contribute to the development of tax policy. It ensures CPA Australia is a leading voice on tax issues.
The Taxation Centre of Excellence acts in an advisory capacity to:
- provide input into tax policy, legislation and administration
- identify current and emerging issues relevant to the profession
- provide thought leadership
- support CPA Australia in the development of tax products and professional resources.
- Alexis Kokkinos CPA, Chair
- Keith Clissold FCPA
- Stuart Drake CPA
- Ken Fehily CPA
- Sunita Jogarajan
- Phil McCann FCPA
- Aaron Ng CPA
- Michael Parker ASA
- Ian Raspin FCPA
- Sue Williamson FCPA
Areas of interest
Members possess extensive taxation expertise, and are typically interested in:
- direct, indirect and international taxation
- regulation of tax professionals
- tax policy design
- effective administration of taxes.
PAYG, FBT, BAS and IAS Notices
These templates will help you communicate with your clients about pay as you go, fringe benefits tax, business activity statements and instalment activity statements.
Taxation research and initiatives
The resources below discuss the impact tax reform has on households and the Australian economy
ATO’s data matching ramps up and focuses on SME reporting
Here’s how to ensure your clients are correctly accounting for their income and use of assets.
TPB review: What it means for tax practitioners
The final report of the Review of the TPB has many noteworthy recommendations but more consultation is needed on implementation.
New Zealand’s Inland Revenue targets tax compliance burden
IRD seeks input from tax practitioners and professional bodies as part of its bid to improve service.
Income generated from trusts is treated differently to other sources of revenue. CPA Australia’s guides to trusts explain how to approach this.