Over recent months, the ATO-led Serious Financial Crime Taskforce executed a series of warrants across Australia against individuals suspected of being involved in significant GST fraud. Subsequently, it referred details of 29,000 of these individuals to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. Learn how the multi-agency Operation Protego was planned and executed.
Host: Elinor Kasapidis, CPA Australia’s Senior Manager Tax Policy
Guest: Michael Morton, Assistant Commissioner, Small Business Risk and Strategy at the Australian Tax Office
The recently tabled changes to the fringe benefits tax (FBT) are part of the government strategy for boosting electric vehicle (EV) uptake by reducing the price differential between EVs and conventional petrol and diesel-fueled cars.
Is it time to switch to an EV to qualify for FBT exemption? This podcast highlights key factors to consider, such as the vehicles that are eligible and the additional costs of running and maintaining an EV. Listen now.
In this podcast episode, learn about Goal Seek and how it can help you in Microsoft Excel. Hosted by Neale Blackwood CPA.
Against a backdrop of the lowest unemployment rate in 48 years, and with more job vacancies than unemployed people in Australia, a national Skills and Jobs Summit was held over two days in early September.
This is the first of two With Interest episodes that explore outcomes from the Summit.
In this episode, you’ll learn what the summit delivered in terms of solutions for business.
Listen in as CPA Australia’s subject matter experts discuss.
The ATO recently disclosed that more than 180,000 tax returns, or around 4 per cent of the 4.5 million tax returns filed in July, were either manually reviewed by an ATO employee to verify claims and/or adjusted by the ATO.
The ATO has pointed the finger squarely at early lodgments as the culprit for the high number of returns which needed reviewing or fixing.
Does it make more sense to delay the start of tax time? Listen now.
Organisations around the world are grappling with an array of complex global issues right now. That said, those businesses prioritising technology and digital skills are in a much better position to handle these challenges. CPA Australia recently published its Business Technology Report 2022. Jonathan Ng, policy adviser in CPA Australia’s Hong Kong office, coordinated this major research piece, and in this week’s podcast he discusses the findings.
In this podcast, public practitioner at Future Advisory and CPA Australia public practice committee member Jason Robinson explores some of these challenges and shares his insights into how the industry is handling these issues.
There is a global push for businesses to increase the disclosures of the environmental risks their operations pose. With the new draft of International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards recently released, we discuss the Board’s approach and how it might compel businesses to disclose their sustainability practices, or lack thereof, to the public.
When creating a line chart in Excel, you may need to insert a vertical line to mark something on the chart. Listen to this podcast episode to learn how to do it.
Until recently, Buy Now Pay Later services have flown under the radar in terms of regulation. They have not typically been considered “credit” and so have been exempted from laws that apply to credit cards and personal loans.
But with this space worth A$14.3 billion to Australia’s GDP in the most-recent financial year ̶ and with user debt also a concern ̶ should there be more regulatory scrutiny on this booming micro-credit industry?
We’re now in the middle of winter and true to form, winter illnesses are surging. The chief, though by no means only, culprit is COVID-19; and like other COVID-19 spikes, it’s having a major impact on workplaces.
In this environment, businesses have to make tough decisions about how to operate sustainably while ensuring staff, clients and customers are kept safe.
Marissa Alley, CPA Australia’s Executive General Manager People and Culture, drops in to discuss how businesses and employees can navigate this difficult environment.
Host: Dr Jane Rennie, CPA Australia’s General Manager Media and Content
Accountants’ letters are used by some lenders to assess a borrower’s ability to service a loan before they’ll approve it, requiring an accountant to confirm that they’ve assessed the client’s ability to repay the loan. In this podcast, Keddie Waller, CPA Australia’s Head of Public Practice and Small and Medium Enterprises explores the reasons for their use and the associate risks for accountants and business. She also outlines CPA’s position on this issue.
In this week’s episode, Kristen Beadle, CPA Australia Manager Public Practice and SMEs discusses the state of Australia’s building industry including the increase in insolvencies.
This podcast explores what’s driving the current volatility in cryptocurrency markets and the importance of seeing a registered tax agent if you’ve disposed of crypto during the recent sell-off. Listen now.
In our ongoing Excel Yourself podcast series, learn how to do dynamic arrays in Microsoft Excel with host Neale Blackwood CPA.
Having multiple employers has tax consequences. The ATO explains what work-related expenses can and can’t be claimed on your tax return claims.
Australians invest in many assets – rental properties, crypto currency, NFTs – and tax mistakes are not uncommon. Here's common sense advice from the ATO.
This podcast outlines what tax claims tradies can make in 2022 and answers the question: are bacon and egg rolls a work-related expense? Listen now.
This podcast outlines what tax claims and tax deductions can be made in 2022 and finally answers the question: are Tim Tams a work-related expense?
In this episode learn how Excel's new functions continue to extend and expand both the power and versatility of Excel's formula capability.
This podcast dives into the super changes, what business and accountants need to do, and the impacts of abolishing the minimum threshold for super guarantee payments
This podcast explores what decentralized finance is and how it affects the finance industry. Learn about MINER tokens, stablecoins and more. Listen now.
This podcast episode discusses CPA Australia’s analysis of the 2022 Federal Election and what members can expect from the new government. Listen now.