Monthly Archives: August 2014

Further to our last edition of Charities Alert, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has confirmed that it will not appeal the Full Federal Court decision in Commissioner of Taxation v The Hunger Project Australia [2014] FCAFC 69.

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Welcome to Shifting Geer, Thomson Geer’s superannuation newsletter for the period 28 July 2014 – 22 August 2014.

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has recently made changes to its website on Project DO IT. These changes clarify the broad eligibility criteria for taxpayers to obtain the amnesty from the ATO for omitted offshore income, capital gains and over-claimed deductions. They address the concern about whether Project DO IT applies to intentional and serious tax wrong doings by taxpayers.

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While the dust is still settling following the major overhaul of privacy laws in March this year, some recent issues have arisen in the privacy space that are relevant to organisations in the health, aged care and retirement living sector.

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Proposed changes to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) will no longer come into effect on 1 September 2014.

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Partner, Mark Abramovich reports on the rise of the digital currency called Bitcoin and asks whether super funds should be investing in it.

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