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24 minutes | 2 months ago
Cyber security for business and intermediaries - Part 2: What we’re doing to protect the community
In the second episode of our two-part cyber security podcast, we focus on the role the ATO and other government agencies play in protecting the community from cyber criminals. We welcome back Craig Gillies, Acting Assistant Director-General at the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Robyn Jacobson, Senior Advocate at The Tax Institute, and Jamie Norton, head of the ATO Information and Cyber Security program, who conclude that when it comes to cyber security, prevention is always better than a cure.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Cyber security for businesses and intermediaries - Part 1: How to protect yourself
In today’s digital world, strong cyber security practices are a critical component of any business. In this episode, Craig Gillies, Acting Assistant Director-General at the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and Robyn Jacobson, Senior Advocate at The Tax Institute, are joined by Jamie Norton, head of the ATO Information and Cyber Security program, to discuss how businesses and intermediaries can protect themselves from cyber security incidents. They also provide some helpful guidance around what to do if your business falls victim to one.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
Tax inVoice - Managing residential rental properties in a time of crisis
There’s no denying 2020 has been a year of substantial challenges. In this episode our guest host Michael Yardney, CEO of Metropole Property Strategists chats with Assistant Commissioner Adam O’Grady. Michael and Adam discuss how the events of 2020 may have impacted rental property owners and what recent law changes mean for residential rental property owners. They also talk about what can and can’t be claimed, how to avoid some common mistakes and where to find more information.
23 minutes | 5 months ago
Tax inVoice - J5 - Tackling Transnational Crime
The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) have brought our countries together to tackle transnational crime. In this episode we are joined by Joint Chiefs Will Day of the Australian Taxation Office, Simon York, of HM Revenue and Customs and Don Fort, of IRS–Criminal Investigation Division. They discuss transnational tax crime, what the J5 is and how they are working together internationally to close the net on global tax evasion.
21 minutes | 5 months ago
Tax inVoice - Work-related expenses part 2: gifts & donations
In the second episode of our two-part work-related expenses podcast, we touch on what gifts and donations are tax deductible and give a run-down on reconstructing records. We welcome back Gavin Swan, Director at Absolute Accounting Services and Adam O’Grady, ATO Assistant Commissioner who reveals top tips to help get your refund faster, including what to do before you lodge your tax return and how to manage new income types in your tax return like JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments. For more information go to www.ato.gov.au/taxessentials
22 minutes | 6 months ago
Tax inVoice - Work-related expenses part 1: working from home
Calculating your work-related expenses doesn’t have to be difficult, particularly if you are working from home for the first time during COVID-19. In this episode of Tax inVoice, Gavin Swan, Director at Absolute Accounting Services is joined by Adam O’Grady, Assistant Commissioner, from the ATO to discuss what’s different this tax time for work-related expenses, myth-busting and keeping the right records. For more information go to www.ato.gov.au/taxessentials For more information about COVID-19 support go to www.ato.gov.au/coronavirus For more for information about working from home go to www.ato.gov.au/home
10 minutes | 7 months ago
Tax inVoice - JobKeeper Payment part 3 - JobKeeper Payment for employers, not-for-profits and charities
In the third episode of our special JobKeeper Payment series, Assistant Commissioner of Marketing and Communications Sally Bektas is joined again by Deputy Commissioner James O’Halloran, the ATO Program lead for the JobKeeper Payment program. They discuss what employers, not-for-profits and charities need to do to be eligible, key dates for the program and where to go for more information. For the latest updates about the JobKeeper Payment program go to ato.gov.au/jobkeeper For more information about other ATO measures and tailored support during COVID-19 visit ato.gov.au/coronavirus
8 minutes | 7 months ago
Tax inVoice - JobKeeper Payment part 2 - JobKeeper Payment for sole traders and other entities
In the second episode of our special JobKeeper Payment series, we welcome back Assistant Commissioner of Marketing and Communications Sally Bektas and Deputy Commissioner James O’Halloran, the ATO Program lead for the JobKeeper Payment. In this episode they discuss what sole traders and other entities need to do to check their eligibility, provide details on key dates and where to go for more information or assistance. For the latest updates about the JobKeeper Payment program, go to ato.gov.au/jobkeeper For more information about other ATO measures and tailored support during COVID-19, visit ato.gov.au/coronavirus
22 minutes | 7 months ago
Tax inVoice - JobKeeper Payment part 1- overview of the program
In the first episode of our special JobKeeper Payment series Assistant Commissioner of Marketing and Communications Sally Bektas sits down with Deputy Commissioner James O’Halloran, the ATO Program lead for the JobKeeper Payment. They discuss the JobKeeper Payment program, one of the COVID-19 support measures being administered by the ATO on behalf of the Australian Government, as well as what eligible employers and employees need to do, key dates for the program and where to go for more information. For the latest updates about the JobKeeper Payment program go to ato.gov.au/jobkeeper For more information about other ATO measures and tailored support during COVID-19 visit ato.gov.au/coronavirus
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Tax inVoice - myGovID and RAM
Alexi Boyd, BAS agent and presenter of Small Biz Matters, sits down with Chief Digital Officer John Dardo to discuss myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). They chat about why AUSkey is being replaced, how to start using myGovID and RAM and the benefits they bring. Find more information at www.ato.gov.au/mygovid
27 minutes | a year ago
Tax inVoice - Single Touch Payroll (STP)
Tim Hoopmann, Founder of Spinn Business Solutions interviews Assistant Commissioner Jason Lucchese about Single Touch Payroll (STP). They discuss why it has been introduced, how to comply with the new reporting requirements and what to do if you haven't started reporting. For more information visit: Single Touch Payroll No-cost and low-cost solutions for Single Touch Payroll
17 minutes | a year ago
Tax inVoice - Data security - cybercrime from a business perspective
Recorded and published as a part of Australian Cyber Security week and Stay Smart Online week, CEO of AustCyber Michelle Price interviews ATO Deputy Commissioner Will Day about the huge impact of cybercrime on Australian businesses, what information is available and what to do if you are a victim of cybercrime or your business has been impacted by a cyber-attack. You can find some of the resources Michelle and Will mentioned in the episode here: Top cyber security tips for business ato.gov.au/onlinesecurity http://www.austcyber.com www.oaic.gov.au
13 minutes | a year ago
Tax inVoice - PAG: Making the complex simple
In our latest Tax inVoice episode to hear Andrew Orme, Deputy Chief Tax Counsel speak with Elissa Keen from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about our public advice and guidance system. Andrew and Elissa's discussion provides valuable insight into how: PAG products are tailored so you or your clients can provide guidance on contestable issues and where interpretation of the law may be unclear artificial intelligence and automation may help shape the future of public advice your feedback helps us decide our focus when developing these products the consultation process works and how you can get involved.
22 minutes | a year ago
Tax inVoice - Talking super for employers
In this episode, ATO Assistant Commissioner Graham Whyte talks to Jackie Gleeson, KPMG's Director of People and Change. They discuss: • the importance of employers meeting their super obligations • helpful products, calculators and tools to help employers do so • common errors to avoid when using the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH), and • the implications of recent law changes and what they mean for employers.
26 minutes | a year ago
Tax inVoice - Scams and identity protection
In this episode we join Karen Foat, Assistant Commissioner ATO, Delia Rickard, Deputy Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and Karl Hanmore, Assistant Director-General of Engagement, Operations and Intelligence, Australian Cyber Security Centre. They discuss scams and how they are affecting everyday Australians and businesses, and tips on what to do if you’ve been scammed.
15 minutes | a year ago
Tax inVoice - Tax time tips for trusts
In this episode we join Assistant Commissioner Jade Hawkins as she discusses tax time tips for trusts with Peter Bembrick, partner at HLB Mann Judd Advisory and Accounting. They talk through some of the common mistakes trustees make and how to get it right in the lead up to tax time.
18 minutes | 2 years ago
Tax inVoice - Online services for agents
In this episode Assistant Commissioner Andrew Watson who has overseen the Online services for agents project is joined by Chris Hooper, CEO of Accodex and public beta participant. They discuss the build process, the benefits of the new system and what’s coming next.
12 minutes | 2 years ago
Tax inVoice - Good record keeping is good for business
In this episode Assistant Commissioner Justine Williams from ATO’s Small Business Experience is joined by Dr Paul Collier, Deputy Director of MBA Programs at Monash Business School, author and small business owner. They explore what keeping good records looks like and talk about simple tips to help small businesses get started on the right track.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
Tax inVoice - Not-for-profits: Getting started
In this episode Albert Beric from the NFP risk and strategy team is joined by Anna Lyons, a Principal Lawyer at Justice Connect. They discuss what you need to know about tax and super when you start a not-for-profit, and give plenty of handy tips and practical real life examples. They cover everything between the difference between a charity and a NFP organisation, to considerations you should factor in when choosing your legal structure.
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Tax inVoice - Mental health support
In this episode Assistant Commissioner Colin Walker talks to Patrice O'Brien from Beyondblue and Tax professional Amanda Linton. They discuss the importance of recognising the signs and symptoms of mental health, and the ways we can help support tax professionals and their clients through the tough times.
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