Tax Reform – a job for The Tax Institute – as espoused by the Institute’s new ‘Director of Tax Policy and Technical’: Andrew Mills

On Friday 10.7.20, The Tax Institute’s Andrew Mills (newly appointed – ‘Director of Tax Policy and Technical’) published an article in their weekly tax newsletter ‘TaxVine’ (No.26) titled: ‘Tax Reform – a job for The Tax Institute’. Andrew has had a long and illustrious career in tax, most recently coming from the ATO, where he…

Tax Month – July 2020

T a x  T e c h n i c a l  –  M o n t h l y  N e w s – July 2020 Edition – Tax developments for tax practitioners by a tax practitioner.   Compiled by F John Morgan A member of the Victorian Bar (www.FJMtax.com) Table of Contents ______________________________________________________________________________ COMPILING…

Victorian ‘Stay at Home Directions (Restricted Areas)’ – under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 – made 8 July 2020 – applies to 19 July (then the balance of 6 weeks as announced)

On 8 July 2020, the Deputy Chief Health Officer issued ‘Stay at Home Directions (Restricted Areas)‘. These Directions replaced the ‘(Restricted Postcodes)’ directions that applied previously. You can read the actual instrument and the details of these latest directions HERE. The ‘Preamble’ to this Instrument says that these Directions, are to be read together with:…

Inquiry into the Performance of the Inspector-General of Taxation – Senate Committee made 16 Recommendations (all of them welcome)

The Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGTO) welcomes the tabling and release of the report by the Senate Economics Legislation Committee on 17 June 2020 – Performance of the Inspector-General of Taxation.  The Committee commenced its Inquiry on 1 August 2019 and ended up making 16 recommendations. See below for the Recommendations and some…

ATO launches legal action against accounting giant PwC & meat processor JBS – including use of ‘legal professional privilege’ (LPP)

On 4 June 2020, the Sydney Morning Herald posted an article by journalists: By Charlotte Grieve and Samantha Hutchinson, entitled ‘ATO launches legal action against accounting giant PwC, meat processor JBS’ which is about litigation the ATO has commenced against a meet processing company: JBS Australia, including against PWC Legal for claims of ‘Legal Professional Privilege’ (LPP).…