Promoter penalty regime and recent court decisions: ATO speech says their approach is to ‘disrupt the supply and demand for these products’ [48]

ATO Deputy Commissioner, Tim Dyce, on Thur 22.5.2014, delivered a speech on the ATO’s administration of the promoter penalties regime and recent court decisions at the Tax Institute’s 7th Annual Tax Forum. Mr Dyce said the ATO’s approach to promoter risks is to act quickly to stop the proliferation of potential tax avoidance and tax…

Updated Large business and tax compliance booklet released by ATO [45]

The Tax Commissioner has released a “refreshed” version of Large business and tax compliance booklet. Mr Jordan said the publication “seeks to provide a tangible demonstration of [the ATO’s] commitment to transparency and accountability”. He said he was also “pleased to see the mutual expectations outlined in the LBTC publication are already being used to guide…

*TD 2014/12 – Accounting standards necessary for financial reports to qualify for TOFA [42]

This Determination, issued on Wed 28.5.2014, outlines the accounting principles that need to be followed in order for a financial report to satisfy Div 230 of the ITAA 1997 (Taxation of Financial Arrangements or ‘TOFA’ provisions). It states that a financial report must be prepared in accordance with those accounting standards and authoritative pronouncements of the…