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IPA: New designations for members

Monday, 21 March 2011

View the FAQs about the the new designations for IPA members.

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JAB - Treasury Discussion Paper - Improving the Taxation of Trust Income

Monday, 21 March 2011

The JAB cannot support the proposal to mandatorily change the definition of income of the trust as a temporary resolution to certain trust issues.

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Technical Updates: IPA Pre-Budget Submission 2011-12

Monday, 21 March 2011

The IPA Pre-Budget Submission has now been signed.

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Media Release: Accountancy field heading for shake-up with IPA changes

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants announced today that its members have overwhelmingly voted ‘yes’ to changes which will reinvigorate the organisation, including changing its name to the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

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Summary of qualification and experience requirements for registration (including renewal) as a Tax Agent

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Quick guide for eligibility criteria (qualification & experience requirements) for registration as a Tax & BAS Agent. This information was provided by Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) and is current as at 11 March 2011.

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JAB - AASB Exposure Draft ED 207 Amendments to AASB 7: Tier 2

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

While the JAB understand the AASB's objective in issuing the ED is to ensure that standards issured by the AASB under Tier 2 requirements, we note that this approach can lead to inefficiencies in standard setting. The AASB may be required to alter some of its agreed disclosure requirements shortly thereafter to parallel the disclosure requirements of a later version of the IFRS for SMEs standard.

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Reasons to vote 'yes' for the growth of your institute

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Read more for a few reasons as to why you should vote 'YES' for the IPA.

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Media Release: Hiding behind the complexity - Scrap or fix the current GST and margin scheme

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is today calling on the Government to either scrap or fix the complex margin scheme that allows taxpayers an alternative means of calculating GST for property transactions.

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JAB - IASB Exposure Draft ED/2010/13 Hedge Accounting

Friday, 25 February 2011

Overall the Joint Accounting Bodies are supportive of the ED as it simplifies hedge accounting, bringing the accounting closer to the entities' risk management strategy.

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JAB - AASB Exposure Draft ED208 on Hedge Accounting

Friday, 25 February 2011

Overall the Joint Accounting Bodies are supportive of the ED as it simplifies hedge accounting, bringing the accounting closer to the entities' risk management strategy.

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JAB - IAASB Proposed IAPS 1000 Special Considerations in Auditing Complex Financial Instruments

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The IAASB's proposal to provide material to assist auditors in this area is to be welcomed.

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