Accountants baulk at funding AUSTRAC changes

Accountants baulk at funding AUSTRAC changes

The major accounting organisations have made clear to the Government that it, not them, should fund changes to the AUSTRAC regime.
Joint accounting bodies warn of breach reporting legal minefield

Joint accounting bodies warn of breach reporting legal minefield

The Joint Accounting Bodies have warned the TPB that it risks over-complicating breach reporting requirements and driving up costs.
Accountants Certificate regime placing accountants at risk

Accountants Certificate regime placing accountants at risk

The Accountant Certificate regime is no longer fit for purpose and places accountants at risk in the context of wholesale investor status.
Labour shortage accountants, auditors

‘Get serious’: Australia facing ongoing shortages of accountants, auditors

Patrick Buncsi 19 June 2024 No Comments

Chartered Accountants has urged the Government to tweak its migration priority list after identifying a shortage of qualified professionals.

Count acquisition 4Front MD Yates & Associates

Count buy-out extends reach in SE QLD

Patrick Buncsi 17 May 2024 No Comments

Count equity partner 4Front has acquired the accounting book of Brisbane-based firm MD Yates & Associates for just under $1 million.

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Tax avoidance crackdown confirmed

Mike Taylor 14 May 2024 No Comments

The Government has moved to underpin the spending measures in the Budget via a crackdown on tax avoidance, particularly multi-national avoidance.

Seated businessman springs over tax

CA ANZ pre-Budget submission targets red tape, investment in AI

Yasmine Raso 9 May 2024 No Comments

AC ANZ has signalled its intention to ensure next week’s Federal Budget introduces “substantive tax reform”.

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TPB outlines ground rules for accountant breach reporting

Mike Taylor 1 May 2024 One Comment

Accountants are facing into same breach reporting challenges as financial advisers as the TPB outlines the new rules.

Net Zero carbon neutral failure

When Treasury’s ‘minimal’ equates to $20K to $50K

Mike Taylor 23 April 2024 One Comment

Two of Australia’s major accounting organisations have warned of the costs of climate risk audits for small to medium businesses.


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Budget2024

Tax avoidance crackdown confirmed

Mike Taylor | 14 May 2024The Government has moved to underpin the spending measures in the Budget via a crackdown on tax avoidance, particularly multi-national avoidance.
Seated businessman springs over tax

CA ANZ pre-Budget submission targets red tape, investment in AI

Yasmine Raso | 9 May 2024AC ANZ has signalled its intention to ensure next week's Federal Budget introduces "substantive tax reform".
Eyes watching male figure

TPB outlines ground rules for accountant breach reporting

Mike Taylor | 1 May 2024Accountants are facing into same breach reporting challenges as financial advisers as the TPB outlines the new rules.
Net Zero carbon neutral failure

When Treasury’s ‘minimal’ equates to $20K to $50K

Mike Taylor | 23 April 2024Two of Australia's major accounting organisations have warned of the costs of climate risk audits for small to medium businesses.
Man with magnifying glass

168 files open on big 4 accounting firms

Mike Taylor | 17 April 2024The big four accounting firms are currently the subject of 168 files opened by the disciplinary Professional Conduct Committee.
Darts - hits and misses

Count divestment of loss-making Bentleys falls over

Mike Taylor | 10 April 2024Count Limited has found itself having to rethink its strategy after its divestment of loss-making Bentleys WA falls over.
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Count grows Gold Coast presence

Staff Writer | 9 April 2024Count Limited has grown its presence on the Gold Coast via transaction which expands the footprint of Count Gold Coast.
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Accountants query AUSTRAC on outsourcing demands

Mike Taylor | 8 April 2024The major accounting groups have queried AUSTRAC proposed outsourcing guidance on key elements including software availability.