Senior Business Accountant and Tax Agent Farid has over 26 years of experience working with businesses as a specialist business accountant and tax planning senior advisor. Farid has been qualified as an accountant since 1993 and continues to undertake ongoing professional education and development.

Minimising the risk of fraud

The Australian Taxation Office is urging all businesses and individuals to take care in relation to avoiding the risk of fraud. With a focus on criminals lodging fraudulent returns in order to obtain unwarranted refunds through accessing banking information that is not their own, the ATO recommends businesses and individuals practice the following: Discussions with…

ATO reforms on deductible gift recipients

The Government has announced a reform of the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status to strengthen governance arrangements, reduce administrative complexity and ensure trust and confidence in the sector. The reforms are as follows: From 1 July 2019, non-government DGR’s must be registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Non-for-profits Commission. Non-government DGR’s that…