Australia

Wednesday 15 April 2015 

(1) OECD Taxing Wages 2015 publication
(2) ATO Rulings released 15 April 2015
(3) ATO website update
(4) AUSTRAC industry contribution determination
(5) Treasurer address in New York on Global Economy
(6) New appointments to Future Fund Board

(1) OECD Taxing Wages 2015 publication

OECD published its annual Taxing Wages publication for 2015 which indicates that tax on wages for the average worker has risen by 1 percent in OECD countries over the past four years.


(2) ATO Rulings released 15 April 2015

On 15 April 2015, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released 1 Taxation Determination and 2 Class Rulings.


    (3) ATO website update

  • Consultation Steering Group Minutes - 12 February 2015 meeting
  • First webcast recording for 2015 is now available
  • BAS agents – join our live webcast, 30 April
  • Services and support for tax professionals


(4) AUSTRAC industry contribution determination

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Industry Contribution Determination 2015 (No. 1) was registered on 13 April 2015.


(5) Treasurer address in New York on Global Economy

The Treasurer, Joe Hockey delivered an address at Morgan Stanley in New York, discussing the drivers and challenges for global economic growth in the current economic environment.


(6) New appointments to Future Fund Board

The Treasurer, Joe Hockey, and the Minister for Finance, Mathias Cormann, announced the appointment of Carolyn Kay and Jane Wilson as members of the Future Fund Board of Guardians.

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