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JAB - APESB CP 01/11 Proposed Definition of Public Interest Entity for the Code

Monday, 1 August 2011

The JAB welcome the APESB's consultation on the issue of what constitutes a Public Interest Entity in the context of the independence requirements of APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Tax Forum Must Address Elephant in the Room

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Federal Government's release of the tax forum discussion paper fails to address the proverbial "elephant in the room" warns the Institute of Public Accountants.

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MEDIA RELEASE: National Small Business Summit Looks to the Future

Monday, 25 July 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants, as a proud member of the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA), encourages all small business to attend next week’s NAB National Small Business Summit in Sydney.

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JAB - WASB ED of Australian Water Accounting Standard 1

Friday, 22 July 2011

The JAB support the development of a Water Accounting Conceptual Framework (WACF) and EDWAS1 in providing the basis for preparing and presenting a general purpose water accounting report.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Victorian Small Business Festival Promises Innovation

Friday, 22 July 2011

In August, the Institute of Public Accountants is proud to be hosting two events at the Victorian Small Business Festival including: 'Two Worlds Collide: Superannuation and Small Business' and 'Innovate your Small Business with a Micro-Board'.

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JAB - APESB ED 01/11 Proposed Revised Standard APES 330 Insolvency Services

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The JAB support the issue of the proposed standard, recognising the need to revise the existing APES 330 Insolvency Services.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Two million SMEs face uncertainty

Friday, 15 July 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants has warned that more clarity is still required around the Government’s carbon price policy and the impact it will have on the backbone of Australia’s economy – small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Corporate Governance Update

Monday, 11 July 2011

View the new Corporate Governance framework.

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MEDIA RELEASE: IPA advocates legal privilege for professional tax advisers

Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants is calling on the Government to extend legal privilege to tax advice provided by professional tax advisers.

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IPA - Privilege in Relation to Tax Advice

Friday, 1 July 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants (the Institute) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Department of Treasury in relation to the “Privilege in relation to tax advice” discussion paper. It is an overdue discussion given that Australian Law Reform Commission recommended in 2007 that professional tax advisers should have tax advice privilege, similar to the way legal advice is privileged.

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ACCC Small Business Information Network (SBIN)

Friday, 1 July 2011

The end of financial year is a common time for scammers to target unsuspecting small businesses. In previous years the ACCC has seen a spike in the number of small business scam complaints after the end of the financial year.

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MEDIA RELEASE: IPA welcomes trust administrative arrangements

Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Institute of Public Accountants has applauded the ATO for its swift response and decision to make administration arrangements around the taxation of trust income for the 2010-11 year.

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