ATO Releases Two Taxpayer Alerts Cautioning on Multinational Profit Shifting

Media release here.

Senate Passes Budget Savings (Ominbus) Bill 2016

The Bill consists of 24 Amendments aimed at budget repair. The following table shows the act and amendments made in the Bill. Act Amendment Higher… Read More ›

Peter Whiteford and Daniel Nethery New Article: Where to for Welfare?

The article presents an in-depth analysis of the Coalition’s proposed budget cuts and finds they would have a disproportionate impact on low income groups. The full… Read More ›

Vacancy at DPS for PEL 1 Senior Researcher in Economics or Tax

The role at the Department of Parliamentary Services is within the Economics section, Research branch. For full job description and application details see here.

ANAO Publishes Audit Report on Meeting Revenue Commitments from Compliance Measures by the ATO

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office in achieving revenue commitments established under specific Budget-funded compliance measures.… Read More ›

CGC Introduction to Fiscal Equalisation in Australia

The Commonwealth Grants Commission staff have produced two short PowerPoint presentations explaining what Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation is, and how the CGC calculates the associated relativities.

ANAO Publishes Interim Phase of the Audits of the Financial Statements of Major General Government Sector Entities

This report focuses on the results of the interim audit phase, including an assessment of entities’ key internal controls, of the 2015–16 financial statements audits… Read More ›

APRA Regulated Funds: Presentation by James O’Halloran and Peter O’Reilly to Tax Institute

The presentation outlines the perspective of the ATO on the environment for large APRA-regulated superannuation funds, with a focus on current and emerging super and income… Read More ›

SMSFs ATO Insights and Perspectives: Address to Tax Institute by Kasey MacFarlane

The speech was delivered at the National Superannuation Conference to the Tax Institute which was held in Melbourne 25-26 August 2016. The speech covers future direction for… Read More ›

Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 Introduced to Parliament

This Bill contains 24 measures and forecasts more than $6 billion in savings is part of the $40 billion in budget improvement measures that the… Read More ›