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Tax Alert: Are you meeting your employment tax obligations?

11 Mar 2015

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has just released their Building Confidence tax compliance program to highlight where they will be directing their attention and their recent tax compliance improvement results.

Tax alert: No change to R&D tax offset rates

03 Mar 2015

The South Australian (SA) State Government handed down its Budget on 19 June 2014. A range of unprecedented pressures faced by the SA budget have arisen due to announcements made in the 2014-15 Commonwealth Budget.

Tax alert: GST & remote housing accommodation

20 Feb 2015

Tax alert: GST & remote housing accommodation

Valuing Employee Share Schemes (ESS) – Impending Tax Changes

19 Feb 2015

The valuation and appropriate treatment of entitlements in Employee Share Schemes (“ESS Interests”) is a frequent issue in the determination of financial matters on relationship breakdown but causes significant complexities.

Act now to be ready for FATCA

10 Feb 2015

The South Australian (SA) State Government handed down its Budget on 19 June 2014. A range of unprecedented pressures faced by the SA budget have arisen due to announcements made in the 2014-15 Commonwealth Budget.

Tax alert: Changes to Employee Share Scheme Tax Laws

26 Jan 2015

In our October 2014 Tax Alert we highlighted the announcement by the Federal Government (as part of its Industry and Competitiveness Agenda) to change Australia’s Employee Share Scheme (ESS) tax laws. The Government has now released draft legislation to reform the ESS rules, primarily designed to bring them more in line with international standards to assist Australian business attract, retain and incentivise employees in an international labour market. If these changes become law they will apply to ESS shares and rights acquired on or after 1 July 2015.

NADA conference day three

25 Jan 2015

Today I visited the expo for the first time which was an amazing sight with literally hundreds of suppliers vying for dealers’ attention. Some of the tactics included guest appearances from the San Francisco 49ers quarterback legend Joe Montana and golfer Hunter Mahan.

NADA conference day two

24 Jan 2015

After visiting San Francisco Honda and hearing how consistent their issues are with Australian dealerships I thought it would be worthwhile sharing some of the sales trends recently published by the NADA Industry Analysis Division.

Do you have the keys to NADA 2015? Day 1

23 Jan 2015

Grant Thornton Partner Matthew Hingeley was on the ground at this year's NADA/ATD Convention in San Francisco. He provided daily updates on the hot topics discussed and presentations from key global industry players throughout the convention: