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Calculating the GST you can claim: Tribunal decision affecting retirement villages

10 Nov 2016

Those looking to apply an outputs-based method to recover input tax credits will have kept a keen eye on the outcome of RSPG v Commissioner of Taxation [2016] AATA 687 concerning the recovery of input tax credits from the construction of a retirement village.

Transfer duty and land tax reforms affecting foreign property investors

10 Nov 2016

Many of the States have recently been moving away from subjecting the transfer of business assets that are not real property to transfer duty. However, foreign property investors on Australia’s East Coast are being subjected to additional transfer duty and land tax as the eastern States look to replace this lost revenue.

A message from Global Head of Real Estate and Construction, Sian Sinclair

10 Nov 2016

The Australian Real Estate & Construction industry continues to be a cornerstone of the local economy, encouraging innovation and new development across the country.

Key changes to the ASX listing rules

03 Nov 2016

Key changes to the ASX listing rules

Minimise the impact of business email compromise in six steps

03 Nov 2016

According to the FBI, business email compromise (BEC) scams have resulted in $2.3 billion in losses since October 2013. Over half of cyber attacks reported in Australia are a result of this kind of malicious email fraud. And the problem is getting worse: between 2015 and 2016 there has been a 20% increase in BEC incidents reported.

Australian business slow to act on international tax measures

26 Oct 2016

Despite heightened political and media scrutiny surrounding the tax affairs of Multinational Corporations (MNCs), Australian companies are yet to adjust their practices to better manage their international tax obligations.

FBT red tape reduction for car fleets

21 Oct 2016

If your organisation runs 20 or more cars that are used extensively for business purposes, you may be struggling to get a properly completed log book for each one, and either spending hours chasing them down or be left paying more Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) than you should.

The 10 things lenders and brokers need to know about interest-only home loans

18 Oct 2016

ASIC’s report 493 into interest-only home loans highlights the importance of responsible lending practices for both mortgage brokers and lenders, and how both can ensure consumers requirements and objectives are given due consideration.

Image rights and wrongs: Payroll Tax applied to image rights of AFL players and coaches in landmark case

17 Oct 2016

The Commissioner of State Revenue for Queensland has been successful in including payments made for image rights of players and coaches as taxable wages for payroll tax purposes

Proposed changes to AML/CTF laws

06 Oct 2016

The Attorney General’s Department has made recommendations that the scope of Australia’s AML/CTF legislation be increased; meaning thousands of mid-sized businesses could be subject to regulation by AUSTRAC.