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ATO amendments clarify how to recover GST for home loan originators

18 Dec 2020

The ATO recently amended GSTR 2004/4 Assignment of payment streams including under a typical securitisation arrangement (GSTR 2004/4) to clarify how the ATO permits GST recovery for a home loan originator.

Major changes coming to FIRB from 1 January 2021

16 Dec 2020

As flagged in June this year, Federal Parliament has passed a comprehensive package of reforms to Australia’s foreign investment review framework and Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (FATA), due to come into effect on 1 January 2021.

APRA Supervision Risk and Intensity model

16 Dec 2020

By 30 June 2021, APRA will have transitioned away from the PAIRS and SOARS supervisory model implemented in 2002 to a new, more contemporary, Supervision Risk and Intensity (SRI) model, which signals APRA’s first proportionate approach to supervision.

What does the Small Business Restructuring Process mean for businesses and suppliers?

16 Dec 2020

On 1 January 2021, a new simplified small business restructuring process will become available for small businesses.

Small Business Restructuring Process to commence in 2021

15 Dec 2020

Commencing in 2021, the Federal Government has announced a new, simplified small business restructuring process for small businesses as part of the economic relief reforms.

Queensland’s ‘jobs first’ budget delivers no surprises

02 Dec 2020

Yesterday, Queensland’s Treasurer the Hon. Cameron Dick handed down his first budget as Treasurer.

Missed the deadline for submitting your own EMDG application?

30 Nov 2020

The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program is an Australian Government incentive to support current and aspiring exporters.

Act now to avoid NSW foreign surcharges on discretionary trusts

27 Nov 2020

Nearly all discretionary trusts are taken to be foreign persons in NSW.

Prepare now for strengthening prudential requirements for remuneration

26 Nov 2020

Appropriate culture, governance systems and remuneration structures are critical to rebuilding trust in financial institutions and ensuring a resilient financial system. APRA, as the prudential regulator, plays a significant role in this through introducing new standards and its oversight regime.

Victoria hands down historic $49b state budget and other revenue changes

25 Nov 2020

Yesterday, Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas MP handed down the Victorian State Budget.