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Family Business - Succession planning with vision

23 Mar 2017

Providing confidence to the market and key stakeholders that the organisation’s vision will remain on track when transitioning a family business is paramount.

Tax alert: Changes to Employee Share Scheme Tax Laws

25 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.

Tax alert: Recent case highlights FBT impact on employee travel

17 Dec 2014

The recent Federal Court decision in John Holland Group Pty Ltd & Anor v FCT [2014] FCA 1332 (the John Holland case) has cast doubt on whether travel provided to fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) employees falls within the otherwise deductible Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) rule and is consequently not subject to FBT.

Tax Alert: GST update – Commissioner of Taxation v MBI Properties Pty Ltd

04 Dec 2014

On 3 December 2014, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in Commissioner of Taxation v MBI Properties Pty Ltd (“MBI Properties”).

Tax Alert: Share Transactions – ATO going back to the future

03 Dec 2014

The recent Federal Court decision in John Holland Group Pty Ltd & Anor v FCT [2014] FCA 1332 (the John Holland case) has cast doubt on whether travel provided to fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) employees falls within the otherwise deductible Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) rule and is consequently not subject to FBT.

Tax alert: New transfer pricing tax ruling released

12 Nov 2014

Australia’s new transfer pricing legislation received Royal Assent on 29 June 2013. The new transfer pricing rules have effect from the first income year commencing on or after 29 June 2013, and apply to the transactions of all multinational companies operating in Australia.

$60m Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme

21 Oct 2014

In recognition of the structural adjustment the states of South Australia and Victoria are facing with the closure of automotive manufacturing operations, the Victorian, South Australian and Commonwealth Government have contributed funding for a new fund announced on 16 October 2014.

Tax Alert: GST Ruling release provides much needed clarity to the motor vehicle industry

02 Oct 2014

On 1 October 2014, the Commissioner released the Goods and Services Tax Ruling GSTR 2014/1 – Goods and services tax: motor vehicle incentive payments that provides guidance on the GST treatment of incentive payments made by motor vehicle manufacturers, importers and distributors (manufacturers) to motor vehicle dealers (dealers) under floor plan (bailment) arrangements.

Superannuation increase delayed due to Mining Tax deal

03 Sep 2014

The recent agreement between the Abbott Government and Palmer United Party, will see the Mining Tax repealed and delay the superannuation increase until 2021.

Superannuation increase delayed due to Mining Tax deal

03 Sep 2014

The recent agreement between the Abbott Government and Palmer United Party, will see the Mining Tax repealed and delay the superannuation increase until 2021.