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Insights 2017-06-21T03:51:58+00:00

The ATO’s Hit List

August 1st, 2017|

Every so often the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) sends a warning out to taxpayers indicating where their gaze is focused. Last month in a speech to the National Press Club, Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan did exactly that.

Return of the lunch break

July 26th, 2017|

Sometimes the only way to get through the week, especially with the demands of clients, employees and deadlines, is to skip your lunch break, work late or check emails over the weekend. Where do you draw the line?

If you’re a female entrepreneur Australia’s not a bad place to be

July 20th, 2017|

Australia has landed two cities inside the top 20 global rankings of a cities ability to attract and foster growth of high-potential female entrepreneurs. The 8th annual Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index, announced Monday in San Francisco, revealed Sydney is the 11th best place in the world to base yourself and Melbourne as the 17th.

GST on imports: new rules for goods under $1,000

July 13th, 2017|

Imported goods below AU$1,000 are not currently subject to Australian import GST, however, the Australian Government announced in the 2016-17 Budget that from 1 July 2017, GST  would be applied to imports of goods under AU$1,000 made by Australian consumers. This has now been postponed until 1 July 2018.