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Qld, NSW and Vic impose stamp duty surcharge on foreign purchasers of residential land
Insight 20 Jun 2016

Queensland will impose a stamp duty surcharge of 3 per cent on direct and indirect acquisitions of residential land in Queensland by foreign purchasers with effect from 1 October 2016 A similar stamp duty surcharge has been announced by the New South Wales Government with effect from 21 June 2016 ...

Registered schemes' constitution
Insight 03 Jun 2016

ASIC has said it will grant relief to assist responsible entities RE of registered schemes to make changes to their constitutions to qualify for the new attribution managed investment trust or AMIT regime without holding a unitholders meeting Partner Marc Kemp and Law Graduate Antonia Ross review ...

Diverted Profits Tax
Insight 13 May 2016

Among other measures designed to combat multinational tax avoidance contained in the 2016-17 Budget is the intended introduction of an Australian Diverted Profits Tax DPT This will broadly replicate the second limb of the existing United Kingdom DPT It will address profit shifting by Australian ...

Allens Accelerate: 2016 Budget summary: startup hits and misses
Insight 06 May 2016

Allens has looked at the Budget handed down by the Turnbull Government this week and identified the hits and misses for Australian startups Overall the measures targeted at the startup and innovation sector have mostly been amendments and improvements to existing legislation and previously announced ...

Are property development agreements subject to stamp duty in Victoria?
Insight 06 May 2016

The Victorian Supreme Court has ruled that a property development agreement is not subject to duty in Victoria unless it relates to all of the landholdings of a landholder The decision which is the first to test the extent to which property development agreements are subject to duty in Victoria ...

Allens Accelerate: The startup investor tax concessions - what you need to know
Insight 22 Mar 2016

The Federal Government has introduced a Bill detailing tax concessions to incentivise investment into Australian startups ...

FIRB shines the spotlight on tax issues
Insight 23 Feb 2016

The Australian Government has announced that in applying the national interest test to future foreign investment applications it will be requiring investors to satisfy a series of tax compliance and disclosure obligations relating to the tax implications of the proposed investment and the ...

Commissioner threatens to issue higher tax bills
Insight 19 Feb 2016

The Commissioner of Taxation has in a recent Australian Senate Estimates hearing expressed frustration that companies potentially subject to Australias cross-border anti-avoidance laws including the new Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law or MAAL which have documents offshore outside the reach of his ...

New AMIT rules
Insight 15 Dec 2015

New legislation has been introduced into Federal Parliament that will replace the existing taxation regime for trusts which qualify as Attribution Managed Investment Trusts Partner Charles Armitage and Managing Associate Judith Taylor look at what is different from the original Exposure Draft ...

High Court decision on retention obligations provides some clarity to liquidators
Insight 14 Dec 2015

The High Court has ruled that a liquidator has no obligation to retain monies on account of tax until a notice of assessment has been issued The decision will provide much needed clarity for liquidators and other statutorily deemed trustees and agents Partners Charles Armitage and Christopher ...