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Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in the Spotlight – Part II

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Types of activities that count for CPE CPE is personal…It’s a self-assessment regime and it’s your responsibility to determine which CPE activities are appropriate for YOU! With the TPB’s definition of CPE in mind, does that mean the education a practitioner requires to be able to deliver NEW services cannot count towards CPE hours? CPE suggestions: The new Diploma of Payroll Services (FNS50417) or the Payroll Administrator Skill Set (FNSSS00012)…

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Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in the Spotlight – Part I

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ABA

Being a Director of ABA, an educator with Group314 (RTO) and a registered BAS agent, I understand and appreciate ABN’s recent CPE Equation: ABN+TPB+RTO=CPE… It makes sense; however navigating the deep dark depths of CPE can be confusing so don’t abandon ship, all aboard as we focus the spotlight on CPE for registered practitioners. What is CPE? CPE has been introduced under the Tax Agent Service Act 2009 (TASA 2009)…

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Arrived Alive or Crashed in a Heap

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ABA

Most of us have travelled in an aircraft these days, BUT do you ever consider what goes on behind the scenes as the aircraft thunders down the runway before leaping into the air at the start of every journey. Every safe and successful airline has in place a myriad of systems and procedures to ensure its staff and passengers depart and arrive safely. So too for successful businesses. One of…

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Pride in the Jersey

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ABA

With the current winter sporting season well advanced, no matter the code of sport there is plenty of pride being shown in the way players conduct themselves on and off the field or court, and where it doesn’t always go according to plan the codes governing body steps in to put things right. Recently, I assisted in putting together a series of videos about just what it means to be…

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Curation – the art of selection in an increasingly selected world

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Australian Bookkeepers Association

The connected world in which we live and work provides us with incredible access and choice. Information is speared at us (sometimes simultaneously) from a variety of mediums, including the internet, mobile devices, intelligent appliances, motor vehicles and even the watches on our wrists. This incredible abundance of information, while empowering on one level, is also troublesome on another. We’re probably all familiar with the term “information overload” which refers…

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Single Touch Payroll Update – 13 February 2018

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Australian Bookkeepers Association

Background Single Touch Payroll will streamline payroll reporting for employers. Employers with 20 or more employees will need to use Single Touch Payroll-enabled software to report to the ATO from 1 July 2018. It will align reporting obligations to existing payroll process – no matter how employee pay arrangements are structured. In August 2017, The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services announced changes to super fund reporting. Funds will report…

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