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Stamp duty concession introduced for farm-in arrangements in Queensland
Insight 16 Jun 2015

The Queensland Parliament has passed legislation introducing a stamp duty concession for transfers of interests in exploration authorities under eligible farm-in agreements ...

Australia's new Multinational Anti-avoidance Law moves ahead of OECD consensus
Insight 14 May 2015

The Government has announced as part of the Budget that it will introduce a new multinational anti-avoidance law into Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 The new law will apply to tax benefits obtained on or after 1 January 2016 It is aimed at 30 identified multinationals with Australian ...

GST on offshore services and intangible supplies
Insight 14 May 2015

GST is to be applied to the supply of services and other intangibles by non-residents to Australian consumers under legislation proposed to apply from 1 July 2017 This will include the supply of digital products and the supply of other services The liability for GST on such supplies made through an ...

Victorian property tax surcharge on foreign purchasers and absentee landowners
Insight 12 May 2015

The Victorian Government has introduced legislation to impose a 3 per cent stamp duty surcharge on foreign purchasers of residential land and a 05 per cent land tax surcharge on absentee owners of both residential and other land The proposed legislation is very broad and applies to both direct and ...

Taxing diverted profits
Insight 28 Apr 2015

At the recent G20 meeting in Washington Treasurer Joe Hockey announced the establishment of a working group between Australia and the UK to develop initiatives to address so-called diverted profits involving multinational enterprises What are the implications for multinationals doing business in ...

Managed investment trusts exposure draft legislation: impacts on funds management industry
Insight 15 Apr 2015

Exposure draft legislation to implement the long-awaited changes to the tax regime for managed investment trusts has been released The amendments are lengthy and complicated and will require systems changes and careful review of trust deeds and constitutions Although the new regime will apply ...

Start-ups rev your engines: proposed ESS tax concessions to benefit the start-up sector
Insight 02 Apr 2015

New tax legislation has been introduced to Parliament that contains tax concessions for employees of small start-up companies who are granted employee shares and options Partner Sarah Bernhardt and Senior Associate Shaun Cartoon members of Allens Accelerate team report ...

A new phase in tax reform
Insight 31 Mar 2015

The Federal Governments Tax Discussion Paper presents a mix of new and old themes for debate about the taxation of Australian business and begins a new stage in tax reform Partner Martin Fry and Senior Associate Jennifer Richards comment on some of the key issues for corporate taxpayers in ...

Sensible changes proposed to the Australian taxation of ESS interests
Insight 27 Mar 2015

Sensible changes have been proposed to the taxation of employee share schemes in the new tax legislation before parliament. ...

Further guidance on promoter penalty provisions
Insight 27 Feb 2015

The Federal Court has recently had another opportunity to consider the application of the promoter penalty provisions in the Taxation Administration Act The Federal Courts recent decision indicates that the promotion of schemes that are clear and deliberate tax exploitation schemes will result in ...