Creative thinking is the soft skill professionals need! Employers look for candidates who bring creativity to their role, regardless of industry. See why this soft skill is growing more important for accountants, engineers, doctors, lawyers, financial planners, bankers and jacks of all trades. Read on for soft skills: what they are and why you need…
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Networking is hard work for introverts. It requires them to put themselves out there – to introduce themselves, get a conversation started and work the room. Here are some tips on how to improve those networking skills. Here is your guide, bible, little black book on Networking for introverts: a guide to getting it right!…
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Last month, the ATO released statistics showing small business is responsible for 12.5% ($11.1 billion) of the total estimated ‘tax gap’. So where did the $11.1 billion small business tax shortfall come from? These new figures give visibility to tax compliance issues within the small business sector and indicate where we can expect ATO resources…
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The investment strategies of Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) are under scrutiny with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) contacting 17,700 trustees about a lack of asset diversity. Are all your SMSF eggs in one basket? If so, read on! The ATO is concerned that, “a lack of diversification or concentration risk, can expose the SMSF…
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Five years ago, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) offered a penalty amnesty on undisclosed foreign income. Five years on, the ATO has again flagged that under reporting of foreign income is an issue but this time the gloves are off. So the ATO take ‘gloves off’ on overseas income, what exactly does this mean? Read…
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