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 Public Affairs, Vicki Stylianou, via email or phone on (03) 8665 3100.

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Exposure Drafts EDs 05/13 – ED 07/13

Monday, 10 February 2014

ED 05/13 “Proposed Standard on Assurance Engagements ASAE 3000 Assurance Engagements Other than Audits or Review of Historical Financial Information” ED 06/13 “Proposed Framework for Assurance Engagements”, and ED 07/13 “Proposed Conforming Amendments to ASAE 3402, ASAE 3410 and ASAE 3420 as a result of Proposed Re-issuance of ASAE 3000”.

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Submission on the Employee Share Schemes and Startups

Friday, 7 February 2014

The IPA welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission on the concerns in relation to the existing Employee Share Scheme arrangements for startups.

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Submission on the exposure draft of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 and explanatory memorandum.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The IPA welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission on the aforementioned exposure draft. The above Bill removes the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) with effect from 1 July 2014. The Bill also discontinues or re-phases the measures that were intended to be funded by the MRRT.

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Reform to deductions for education expenses

Monday, 22 July 2013

The IPA welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to Treasury on the discussion paper ‘Reform to deductions for education expenses’. Currently the taxation treatment of education expenses is that they are generally tax deductible if the expense is incurred in the course of gaining or producing assessable income and the expense is not private, domestic, or capital in nature.

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Submission on draft legislation titled ‘Creating a regulatory framework for tax advice (financial product) services and other amendments’.

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.

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Submission on discussion paper “Post-Implementation Review of Division 7A

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.

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Friday, 7 December 2012

Taxing Trust Income - options for reform

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Tax Practitioner Reasonable Care

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).

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SMSF Auditor Registration

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Exposure Draft – SMSF Auditor Registration

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Fixed Trusts

Friday, 14 September 2012

A more workable solution to Fixed Trusts

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IPA charts alternative pathway to APES 230

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.

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