Tuesday 12 August 2014 

(1) KPMG submission on Australia's Tax Treaty Program
(2) Object or amend?

(3) ATO website update

(4) Shadow Minister comments on Asset Recycling Bills
(5) Australia-ASEAN Partnership - 40th anniversary



(1) KPMG Submission on Australia's Tax Treaty Program

KPMG Australia has lodged a submission to the Treasury in response to the consultation on Australia's future tax treaty negotiation.

(2) ATO website Update

Deductions - Individuals

  • Claiming work-related expenses?


Effective life of assets

  • Assets used in the surveying and mapping services industry


Research and Development

  • Help to calculate your clients R&D claim


Small Business

  • ATO online newsroom to save business time


Self Managed Super Fund

  • Approved self-managed super fund auditors - role and responsibilities


(3) Shadow Minister comments on Asset Recycling Bills

On 11 August 2014, the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, issued a media release commenting on the amendments to the package of Asset Recycling Bills, their progression within Parliament, and the Constitutional rules around Budget appropriation bills.


(4) Australia-ASEAN Partnership - 40th anniversary

On 8-10 August 2014, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, attended the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-Australia Ministerial Meeting in Burma. 

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