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IPA Program registration date has been extended

Monday, 6 February 2012

Due to an overwhelming response by IPA members, the registration date for the IPA Program has been extended until February 12.

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IPA: IGoT Review into ATO's use of benchmarking to target the cash economy

Friday, 3 February 2012

IPA supports the appropriate use of small business benchmarks by the ATO in its cash economy compliance activities as a risk assessment tool. The small business benchmarks are used to help the ATO to identify taxpayers who may be under-reporting income in their tax returns. The use of benchmarking is a valuable tool for any business and its use is both sensible and good business practice.

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IPA: BTWG Interim report on the tax treatment of losses

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The IPA welcomes the opportunity in providing a submission to the Business Tax Working Group consultation paper “Interim report on the tax treatment of losses”. Current tax loss treatment for companies hinders productivity and is long overdue for change.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Future proof revenue streams - the clock is ticking

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The IPA is calling on the Government to progress tax reform stating that a comprehensive blueprint for the future direction of our tax system is already available.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Australia’s public accountants to benchmark international standard in professional services

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A new online Professional Practice Quality Assurance (PPQA) system will provide critical year-to-year data on the ethical and professional standards of Australian accountants, the IPA and the Professional Standards Councils jointly announced today.

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IPA 2012-13 Pre-Budget Submission

Friday, 27 January 2012

The Institute looks forward to working with the Government as it sets its economic agenda for another year.

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2012-13 Pre-Budget Letter to the Treasurer

Thursday, 26 January 2012

The IPA prides itself in not only representing the interests of accountants but also small businesses and their advisors.

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JAB: Senate Inquiry - Corporations Amendment (FOFA) Bill 2011 and Corporations Amendment (Further FOFA Measures) Bill 2011

Thursday, 19 January 2012

When implemented, the FoFA Bills will require the financial planning industry to undertake the most significant and extensive changes since the introduction of Financial Services Reform in 2001. For these reforms to achieve objectives it is vital that the implementation and transition periods are aligned.

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IPA members can now apply for ICWAI membership

Thursday, 12 January 2012

By virtue of mutual recognition between IPA and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI), IPA members can apply for membership of ICWAI without appearing for any examination of ICWAI. If you are interested, please refer to attached ICWAI membership application form and procedure for details.

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JAB - PJC Inquiry Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011

Thursday, 22 December 2011

The JAB welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011.

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ACCC Franchising Information

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Franchising Code of Conduct has the force of law and requires franchisors to disclose specific information about a franchise to both potential and existing franchisees. It regulates the dealings between both parties in a franchise relationship and provides for dispute resolution mechanisms.

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JAB - APESB ED 04-11 Proposed Guidance Note APES GN 40 Ethical Conflicts in the Workplace

Monday, 19 December 2011

The Joint Accounting Bodies consider APES GN 40 Ethical Conflicts in the Workplace – Considerations for Members in Business as important guidance for Members who are employed in a diverse range of organisations and in a variety of roles. We support the issue of the proposed guidance note that supersedes GN1 Members in Business Guidance Statement.

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