Panel discussion: SBR from a practitioner perspective

Watch this video to hear ATO Assistant Commissioner Andrew Watson, Keith Clissold FCPA and Mark Morris CPA discuss the replacement of the electronic lodgment service (ELS) with an SBR-enabled practitioner lodgment service. Part of CPA Australia’s Firm of the Future video series.

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Webinar recording: Allocating profits within professional firms

Following the release of guidance from the ATO on the potential tax implications associated with the allocation of profits within professional firms, this presentation addresses the changing commercial, structural and operational issues affecting professional firms and the ways in which firm structures give rise to different tax consequences and the resulting tax compliance risks.

Presented by Simon Webster, Professional Firms Risk Manager, ATO; Adrian Zuccarini, Technical Leader Professional Firms, ATO; and Michael Parker, Partner, Hall and Wilcox.

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Future of the tax profession: Episode two

Representatives from the ATO and CPA Australia explore the future of the tax profession at the Victorian Public Practice Convention (May 2015).

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Future of dividends

Paul Drum

Paul Drum FCPA, Head of Policy, CPA Australia, Dr Nicholas Gruen, founder and CEO, Lateral Economics, and Kate Howitt, Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Worldwide Investments Australia, debate whether dividend imputation is still a good idea.

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ATO lodgment update

17:09 mins 19.82MB

Paul Kruspe, Assistant Commissioner - Lodgment talks with Mark Morris, Senior Tax Counsel, CPA Australia about the ATO's approach to lodgment including an update on the lodgment differentiation framework.

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ATO debt collection

11:32 mins 13.38MB

Thomas Ryan, Assistant Commissioner - Debt , Australian Taxation Office, talks with Mark Morris, Senior Tax Counsel, CPA Australia about the ATO's differentiated approach to debt using external debt collection agencies.

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Future of the tax profession: Episode one

16:42 mins 38.23MB

Colin Walker, Assistant Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office, talks with Peter Docherty, General Manager Public Practice, CPA Australia about the launch of the "Reinventing the ATO Blueprint" and a "Roadmap for change for Tax Professionals".

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