04 May 12 The Tax institute in the Media
The Tax Institute was extensively quoted in the Gold Coast Bulletin on Monday 30 April 2012: ‘Taxes trip up little guys’, with regard to small business tax audit concerns, retrospective legislation and tax avoidance. The Tax Institute’s Private Business Tax Retreat on the Gold Coast was also mentioned in the article.
I conducted an interview with ABC radio which was broadcast over news bulletins on Tuesday 1 May 2012, regarding our disappointment at the Government’s announced further delay in subjecting financial planners to the Tax Agent Services Regime. We also issued the following press release: Click here
The Tax Institute was also quoted on 1 May 2012 in the Australian Financial Review: ‘Pressure on financial advisers’. In the article we describe the Government’s delay on financial planners and the Tax Agent Services Regime as grossly disappointing - there has been more than enough time to talk through the detail of the proposed regime, a further delay is not necessary.
We were again quoted on 1 May 2012 in the Australian Financial Review: ‘Twin budget hits for top earners’ with respect to the release of the latest ATO Tax Statistics. We comment on bracket creep, calling it the secret revenue generator for the Government.
The Australian Financial Review quoted us once more on 1 May 2012: ‘Small business keen to get bigger’, with regard to our Small Business Roundtable jointly hosted with the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA). In the article we comment on possible reforms in the small business sector.
We were quoted in the Australian Financial Review on 3 May 2012: ‘Momentum builds for small-business assistance’. The article again covers our Small Business Roundtable and our calls for an investigation into a separate small business legal entity. We also issued a press release on 3 May 2012 entitled: “Universal Definition and Separate Entity for Small Business”.
Earlier, the Small Business Roundtable was also reported on in Smart Company on 27 April 2012: ‘COSBOA calls for universal definition for small business – here are five different ways we’re described’ and in Dun and Bradstreet Small Business as well as in StartupSmart: 'COSBOA calls for clarification on definition of small business'