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 ›

The Centre for Tax Law at the University of Cambridge Invites Proposals for 2017 Tax Policy Conference

The Centre for Tax Law at the University of Cambridge is delighted to invite proposals for papers to be presented at our second Tax Policy… Read More ›

OECD Multilateral Convention for Tax Cooperation now has 103 Signatories

This comes as Burkina Faso, Malaysia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Samoa signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance… Read More ›

Roger Brake: Tax Reform and Policy for an Economy in Transition

Roger Brake, Head of the Tax Framework Division at the Treasury addresses the Queensland Tax Forum on maintaining robust revenues in a changing economy. The… Read More ›

DSS Releases Report: Giving and Volunteering in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Indigenous Communities

The report finds that there are positive social effects from volunteering and giving, however, barriers exist and there is scope for more effective engagement through… Read More ›