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26 Oct 12 The Tax Institute in the Media

The Tax Institute was quoted on 22 October in the Sydney Morning Herald: ‘Taxman shifts focus in high-tech blitz’ regarding the ATO applying more scrutiny to the SME market.

We were also quoted on 22 October in The Herald Sun, Perth Now, News.com.au, The Courier Mail, The Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser:  ‘Clock is ticking on tax returns’ in relation to preparing for and lodging current year tax returns.

On the same day we were also quoted in the Australian, dailytelegraph.com.au, news.com.au, heraldsun.com.au, adelaidenow.com.au and BusinessSpectator: ‘Federal govt to continue belt tightening’. In the article, we say that the tax changes in MYEFO are tinkering and a missed opportunity for real, necessary tax reform with regards to recent budget cuts.

We were again quoted on 22 October in SBS World News Australia: ‘Child welfare, industry groups slam budget review’ in regards to the tax changes announced in MYEFO. 

Deepti Paton, Tax Counsel, was interviewed by Sky Business News in relation to tax changes in MYEFO.

On 23 October, The Tax Institute was quoted in three separate articles in the Australian Financial Review

‘ATO crackdowns to bring $2 billion’ in the article we say there are benefits in having strong ATO programs across all areas, but there was a need  for corresponding improvements in the taxpayer experience. 

‘DIY levy rises just after fall’ regarding increases to levies for self-managed superannuation funds. 

‘Dormant money turns to gold’ in relation to unclaimed superannuation. In the article we say long term, spending commitments need to be underpinned by sustainable and regular sources of revenue.

We were also quoted on 23 October in the Australian: 'Savings' better termed tax hikes’ regarding the lack of Government willingness to commit to fundamental tax reform.

We were also mentioned on 24 October in Smart Company: ‘Scrapping tax benefits for business tax cut would hit economy, research shows’ and Herald Sun: ‘Business tax group fails on corporate tax’ regarding the release of the Business Tax Working Group (BTWG)’s draft report.

The Tax Institute issued a media release on 24 October in relation to the resignation of the Commissioner, Michael D’Ascenzo AO.

On 25 October, The Tax Institute was quoted on page 2 of the Australian: ‘Company tax push goes on despite adverse inquiry’ regarding the BTWG draft report released on 24 October 2010.

Further quotes regarding the BTWG draft report appeared on 25 October in the Daily Telegraph online: ‘Business tax group fails on corporate tax’

On the same day, The Tax Institute’s submission to the BTWG was also mentioned on page 12 of the Australian Financial Review: ‘Business tax reform hits the wall’.

On 25 October Deepti Paton, Tax Counsel, was interviewed by Sky Business News in relation to the BTWG draft report. 

On 26 October The Tax Institute was quoted in the Australian Financial Review: 'Taxing times in prospect for Tax Office' in relation to the resignation of Commissioner, Michael D’Ascenzo AO.