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Earlier this year, National Cabinet agreed that all jurisdictions would defer their respective state and territory budgets to enable each government to focus on the COVID-19 response effort. We...
A recent decision by the AAT reinforces that it is important for taxpayers to appropriately document a hypothesis prior to commencing research and development (R&D) activities.
This year’s budget was always going to be shaped by the devastating impact on the Australian economy of recent natural disasters (bushfires, floods and drought) and the global COVID-19 pandemic...
Recently the Victorian State Revenue Office released guidance on its website on its interpretation of the economic entitlement provisions contained in the Duties Act 2000 (Vic).
Partners Andy Milidoni and Prashanth Kainthaje have written the Australian chapter for the eighth edition of Global Legal Insights: Corporate Tax 2020.
ATO releases draft TD 2020/D1 Income tax: notional deductions for R&D activities subsidised by JobKeeper payments
This article aims to provide a summary of the rules relating to the JobKeeper scheme.
Partners Austin Bell and Andi Milidoni have written the Australian chapter for the International Comparative Legal Guide: Public Investment Funds 2020.
Breaking news: NSW lifts extra charges to stamp duty and land tax in respect of testamentary trusts with potential non-resident beneficiaries, provided they are created under Wills or Codicils...
The Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have introduced a range of stimulus measures to assist businesses and workers during this challenging time.
Australia’s insolvency laws have been amended, yet again.
Foreign Persons Surcharge Duty and Discretionary Trusts have recently changed in VIC and NSW.
Last week, the Full Federal Court (per Davies, Moshinsky and Steward JJ) handed down a decision in Moreton Resources Limited v Innovation and Science Australia  FCAFC 120.
With significant regulatory change coming into effect the spotlight is staying firmly on
culture, ethics and regulatory compliance. An organisation’s social licence to operate
remains a priority...
With effect from 1 July 2018, a new withholding regime for GST will require purchasers to withhold an amount from the
purchase price for ‘new residential premises’ and for ‘potential residential...
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Investment Funds 2019
We bring you the key taxation reforms announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the 2019/20 Australian Federal Budget. Unsurprisingly, with the next Federal election due sometime in May, the main...
Back in June 2017 we examined the final report of the Government’s review of the design and operation of the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) (the Callaghan Review). Following the Government’s...
On 23 November 2018, the Commissioner issued Draft Practice Compliance Guide 2018/D8 (PCG 2018/D8) outlining his compliance approach to the transfer pricing outcomes associated with inbound...
Australian distributors and manufacturers should review their cross-border supply arrangements to determine the risk of TA 2018/2 applying to their arrangements.
A Q&A guide to investing in Australia.
In the Federal budget handed down on Tuesday 8 May 2018, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced major changes to “better target” the research & development (R&D) tax incentive.
This special edition of Acumen discusses the key taxation reforms announced on the evening of 8 May 2018 by Treasurer Scott Morrison in the 2018 Australian Federal Budget.
A recent decision has excited debate about the application of Australia’s income tax law to limited partnerships, particularly private equity and venture capital funds.
Legislation has been introduced into Parliament to implement the GST withholding regime for property transactions announced in the 2017/2018 Budget. If passed, vendors and purchasers will need to...
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