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Removal of the CGT main residence exemption for foreign residents

Posted By Natasha Jurista ,
02/12/2019
The Housing affordability bill has passed the House of Representatives without amendments on 28 November 2019.  The Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability...

Capital gains made by foreign beneficiaries of non-fixed trusts

Posted By Cameron Allen,
02/12/2019
The ATO has issued its preliminary view in TD 2019/D6 on capital gains made by foreign beneficiaries of Australian non-fixed trusts (including discretionary trusts). Generally, a foreign...

Car Parking Fringe Benefits

Posted By Simon Dorevitch ,
28/11/2019
New ATO guidance on car parking fringe benefits to impact many suburban employers On 13 November 2019, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2019/D5 setting out its vi...

Limiting of tax deductions for vacant land

Posted By Cameron Allen,
21/11/2019
New tax rules operate from 1 July 2019 to prevent certain taxpayers from claiming tax deductions in relation to vacant land, where the law is not in used, or held available for use, in carrying on a...

Glencore wins Transfer Pricing Case in Federal Court

Posted By Cameron Allen,
19/11/2019
The Federal Court recently issued a decision on whether dealings between Swiss-based Glencore International AG and an Australian subsidiary breached transfer pricing rules in relation to the sale and...

Tax dangers on vacant property

Posted By Simon Dorevitch ,
11/11/2019
One of the ways the Federal and State governments have responded to the housing affordability and homelessness crisis is to impose additional fees and taxes on owners who leave their property vacant....

A win for the taxpayer in the important tax residency case

Posted By Din Lamsah ,
03/10/2019
The High Court recently rejected the ATO’s application for special leave to appeal the decision in Harding.[1] Therefore, the Full Federal Court’s decision in favour of the taxpayer stands. The Federa...

The superannuation guarantee amnesty

Posted By Natasha Jurista ,
02/10/2019
On 18 September 2019, the Federal Government has announced the re-introduction of the once-off amnesty which is currently before the Parliament to encourage employers to voluntary disclose past...

Could your secondees create a ‘permanent establishment’?

Posted By Simon Dorevitch ,
26/09/2019
At A&A Tax Legal Consulting, our Global Mobility Tax team assists employers and employees plan and manage the tax implications of international secondments – whether they are moving to Australia...