Dr Michael Dirkis FTIA and Taxation Institute Tax Counsel Angie Ananda FTIA attended the ATPF meeting in Melbourne on Friday 7 August 2009. In addition to updates on the Natural Disasters Framework, the Excess Contributions Tax, the Tax Agents compliance manager program and the interest free payment arrangement for small business, the issues discussed included:
- The impact of the removal of the income tax exemption for Australians working overseas;
- Interpreted issues associated with the Investment Allowance;
- Business performance benchmarks; and
- The processes for changing Tax Office call centre scripting.