Category: Tax

Gig economy drives surge in ABN registrations

The long term trend of a gig economy created by part-time and contract work has seen a surge in Australian Business Number (ABN)...

Beware the Fine Print of Australia’s Real Property Withholding Tax

Australia’s new property withholding tax regime came into effect on 1 July this year. Tax specialist Murray Howlett highlights how the...

ATO system crash

ATO system crash

After a two day outage that took a number of its systems offline, the Australian Taxation Office finally restored its website late...

Backpacker tax in limbo

Backpacker tax in limbo

The Senate has stymied the government’s plans to get this week’s compromised backpacker tax through Parliament. The government was put...

Government caves in on backpacker tax, costing budget $120 million

Government caves in on backpacker tax, costing budget $120 million

The Federal government has abandoned its proposed 19 per cent backpacker tax rate. Instead, it has decided to back One Nation’s 15 per...

Backpacker tax in limbo

Government draws a line in the sand on backpackers’ tax and water plan

Finance Minister Matthias Cormann says the government will not compromise any further on the backpacker tax which is now stuck in the...

Super tax win sparks next super fights

Super tax win sparks next super fights

The government has secured the most significant change to the superannuation system in a decade with its package of tax changes to limit...

Sugary drinks tax to raise $500 million and reduce obesity: Grattan Institute

Sugary drinks tax to raise $500 million and reduce obesity: Grattan Institute

A new report has recommended a tax of 15 cents on a 375 ml can of soft drink or 80 cents on a two litre bottle to raise $500 million. The...

Australian Taxation Office uses social media to catch tax cheats

Australian Taxation Office uses social media to catch tax cheats

The Australian Taxation Office is now targeting social media posts as part of a crackdown on tax evasion. The data collection analysis...

Backpacker tax in limbo

A lower backpacker tax on the cards?

Labor has flagged it might consider cross-bench proposals to reduce the proposed backpacker tax to as low as 10.5 per cent. The government...