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MEDIA RELEASE: Legal privilege for professional tax advisers long overdue

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The IPA is calling on Government to implement recommendations put forward to extend legal privilege to professional tax advisers.

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MEDIA RELEASE: IPA CEO shortlisted for international award

Monday, 19 March 2012

The president and board of directors of the IPA would like to congratulate chief executive officer, Andrew Conway, on being shortlisted for the International Young Accountant of the Year category at the inaugural International Accounting Bulletin Awards.

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Joint Submission: Treasury - Draft Taxation Determination TR 2011/D7

Friday, 9 March 2012

The joint bodies believe that as with all tax rulings, it is vital that the final Ruling be comprehensive in its discussion of the issues, readily applicable to fact patterns not specifically dealt with in the Examples, and clear and easy for the reader to understand.

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IPA: Treasury - Modernising the taxation of trust income – options for reform

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The IPA commends the Government for undertaking a broad review of the trust income tax provisions and making good it’s undertaking to an extensive public consultation process.

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Joint Submission: Treasury - Draft Taxation Determination TD 2012/D2

Monday, 5 March 2012

Whilst the Professional Bodies agree in principle with most of the statements made by the ATO in the Draft Determination, the Professional Bodies do have some concerns on certain aspects of the Draft Determination and would appreciate clarification on a few points.

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Joint Submission: Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2011/D8

Monday, 5 March 2012

The Professional Bodies welcome the additional guidance provided in the Draft Ruling compared to the draft fact sheets, notwithstanding alternate views may still exist to those expressed in the Draft Ruling.

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MEDIA RELEASE: IPA welcomes Minister for Small Business

Friday, 2 March 2012

The IPA welcomes the Cabinet appointment of The Hon Brendan O'Connor as the Federal Small Business Minister.

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JAB: IASB - ED/2011/7 Transition Guidance (Proposed amendments to IFRS 10)

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The JAB support the proposed amendments as they clarify the Board's intention with respect to how the transition guidance in IFRS 10 is to be applied.

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JAB: AASB - ED 223 Transition Guidance (proposed amendments to AASB 10)

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The JAB support the proposed amendments as they clarify the Board's intention with respect to how the transition guidance in IFRS 10 is to be applied.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Accountants should consider diversifying

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Now is the time for accountants to review their business plans for the future and consider the need to diversify, says the IPA.

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Joint Submission: Treasury - Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2011/D5

Friday, 24 February 2012

On balance we believe the Draft Ruling provides a comprehensive and measured criteria of the factors that would be considered in determining whether a public fund has been established and maintained solely for the acquisition, construction or maintenance of a school or college building by a qualifying body.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Struggling small companies need better tax loss treatment

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Small businesses would have instant financial relief if they had the ability to claw back previously paid taxes, says IPA.

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