Feb 2017

Increasing your firms capacity: Outsourcing versus Employee Leasing

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian tax compliance, BPO, Offshoring, Seat Leasing

Whilst the header on our blog this week mentions Outsourcing versus Employee Leasing, we should mention a third option being “DIY outsourcing”. So there are three options accountants may consider when looking at increasing Australian bookkeeping/accounting/tax compliance capacity within their firm. Business Processing Operation (BPO) Employee Leasing, sometimes referred to as Seat Leasing “Do it yourself” leasing BPO generally allows …


Feb 2017

Tax Agents still upset at outsourcing work overseas

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: commoditization of compliance, Data security, Offshoring, Outsourcing

In a recent posting on the IPA website, titled: “Tax agent hits out at outsourcing work”, there was plenty of online comments from the Australian accounting community, proving the matter of outsourcing and offshoring is raising considerable angst and anger amongst Australian accountants. The article leads with an Australian tax agent indicating that outsourcing work presents an “unfair advantage” over …


Feb 2017

Simple Australian “I” returns disappear from Australian Accountants’ Compliance work

By: Odyssey General
Tags: Automation, compliance

Technology is changing the way taxpayers worldwide interact with tax authorities. And it isn’t any different in Australia. The move towards self-lodging is inevitable for many reasons. Looking back into last century, Australia has had e-tax software for self lodgement since 1999 and for 15 years it was the only way for self-lodging individuals to lodge their tax return online. The …