The IPA regularly contributes submissions to Government and
regulatory authorities on subjects that will impact, or have the
potential to impact, IPA members and the profession as a whole.
Submissions are made either jointly by the three professional
bodies or each body independently.
These submissions rely on feedback provided by a wide range of
members to ensure they accurately reflect the opinions of the
profession. Members are encouraged to give feedback so that it may
be incorporated into the IPA's full, formal submission. To provide
feedback, please contact the Executive General Manager
Representation & Innovation, Vicki Stylianou, via email or
phone on (03) 8665 3100.
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Monday, 13 May 2013
The IPA welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission on the draft legislation for the regulation of tax advice services, provided by financial planners. Bringing financial planners within the existing regulatory regime is vitally important to ensure consistent regulation of all forms of tax advice, irrespective of who provides such services. Read More ...
Monday, 13 May 2013
The IPA welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission on the abovementioned discussion paper. Division 7A was always intended to protect and enhance tax system integrity rather than raise revenue. It however represents one of the more commonly encountered problem areas for practitioners dealing with small businesses. The high compliance and administrative costs associated with Division 7A warrant a review of its provisions. Read More ...
Friday, 7 December 2012
Taxing Trust Income - options for reform Read More ...
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Submission on following exposure drafts TPB (1) D15/2012 & D16/2012 Code of Professional Conduct – reasonable care to ascertain a clients’ state of affairs (Code item 9) and reasonable care to ensure taxation laws are applied correctly (Code item 10). Read More ...
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Exposure Draft – SMSF Auditor Registration Read More ...
Friday, 14 September 2012
A more workable solution to Fixed Trusts Read More ...
Friday, 7 September 2012
Further to my email communication to members on 30 August 2012 detailing the IPA’s preliminary position in response to the proposed APES 230 Financial Planning Services standard, I would now like to provide you with the following update. Read More ...
Friday, 3 August 2012
The IPA is pleased to respond to the paper released by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) examining some of the causes for the growth in complexity of financial reporting and how best to manage complexity. Read More ...
Friday, 8 June 2012
The JAB recognise the central role of assurance services in the increasing worldwide efforts to record and reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions. We strongly support development of an international standard for assurance engagements on greenhouse gas statements. Read More ...
Friday, 8 June 2012
Guidance for the assurance practitioner on how to meet existing applicable Australian legislative and regulatory requirements when conducting an engagement under ASAE 3410 is critical. Our preference is for this guidance to be issued simultaneously with the standard. We recognise this may require revision of the proposed issue/effective dates to allow for the guidance to be developed. Read More ...
Thursday, 7 June 2012
There is much that is commendable about the IPSASB’s decision to expose its thinking on this important topic prior to it being addressed by the IASB. However, given that the IASB has both the completion of its conceptual framework and a review of disclosure requirements high on its agenda we encourage the IPSASB to closely monitor the work by the IASB in this area. Read More ...
Thursday, 24 May 2012
It is our strong view that the views set out in the draft ruling, especially in comparison to long-held industry views on the same subject matter are likely to give rise to considerable additional confusion for taxpayers and tax agents seeking to ensure compliance with the rules governing the taxation of trusts. Read More ...