Tax

Succession Planning

June 21, 2019

Protecting your business, your estate and you You may be surprised to hear that in a recent Family Business Australia survey less than...

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Offloading Tax Liabilities Between Spouses

June 21, 2019

High Court decision of the Commissioner of Taxation v Tomaras With property division between separated spouses, it has always been the position that...

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Trust Splitting

November 7, 2018

Tax lawyers have a propensity for applying slickly phrased euphemisms for sets of procedures known commonly among them. In this category are “Trust...

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ATO Raids

November 7, 2018

Roasting the Phoenix The Phoenix according to Greek and Roman mythology is a bird that lives for centuries and then is consumed by...

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Passing Control of a Discretionary Trust to the Next Generation

November 7, 2018

Discretionary trusts have long been the go-to vehicle for advisors when setting up a structure for their clients. The principal reasons for this...

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Branding for WET

November 7, 2018

The need for trade marks When the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Act[1] was amended with effect from 1 July 2018 to introduce additional...

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Another Award for one of our Tax “Gurus”

July 4, 2018

DW Fox Tucker is proud to announce our own Briony Hutchens is the recipient of the 2017 KPMG Prize for ‘the best performance...

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Tax Changes for Developers of New Residential Property

March 26, 2018

One of the more significant tax measures to be brought before Federal Parliament on its resumption in February is proposing to give effect...

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Broadening the CGT Relief for Separating Couples

October 31, 2017

Beware the tax man! In Family Law, it is not a new concept for separating couples to attract CGT exemption (roll‑over relief) when...

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It can be a Crime to not Lodge Your Returns!

October 31, 2017

Don’t let it happen to you. Another financial year has ended and it is that time of year again when taxpayers start turning...

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2017-18 State Budget Changes for Acquisitions of Property in South Australia

October 31, 2017

The 2017-18 South Australian State Budget, handed down on 22 June 2017, contained a number of changes that have implications for persons acquiring...

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Client Profile: Karidis Corporation

June 22, 2017

The Pioneer of Urban Affordability   A quintessential migrant success story of an unassuming property developer passionate about turning the city centre into...

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Super Reform: Are You Ready For 1 July?

June 22, 2017

The much publicised superannuation reforms are set to commence from 1 July 2017. While these may not have a significant impact for some,...

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Application and Transition: The Proposed WET Rebate Revision Legislation

June 22, 2017

In the 2016 Federal Budget the Treasurer stated that the Government would introduce amendments to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) legislation that would...

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Foreign Resident CGT Withholding – Important Changes

May 18, 2017

The foreign resident CGT withholding tax rules have been in effect since 1 July 2016.  A more detailed analysis of these rules can...

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Tax Implications of Structuring for Holding your Intellectual Property

December 16, 2016

When starting your business or embarking on your innovative journey your intellectual property may not be particularly valuable.  However, it has the propensity,...

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Taxation of Earnouts

December 16, 2016

In broad terms, a standard earnout arrangement is one where a vendor sells their business and receives for that sale consideration which includes...

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Foreign Resident CGT Withholding

December 15, 2016

Foreign Resident Capital Gains Tax Withholding Regime The foreign resident CGT withholding tax regime inserted into the Taxation Administration Act 1953  has been...

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“Wine Equalisation Tax Rebate: Tightened Eligibility Criteria”

October 12, 2016

Late last month, Federal Treasury released its implementation paper examining the Wine Equalisation Tax Rebate (WET rebate).  This paper was said to set...

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2016-17 South Australian State Budget – Good News for Taxpayers

July 11, 2016

On 7 July 2016 the South Australian Government handed down the 2016-17 Budget.  The budget contained a number of favourable taxation measures, some...

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Sale of Land on or After 1 July?

July 1, 2016

Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Payments Regime From today amendments to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) (“Act”) that impose a stringent new...

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Tax Transparency after the Panama Papers

May 26, 2016

Disclosure obligations and tax avoidance The recent leak of the Panama Papers has reinvigorated worldwide public calls to try to put an end...

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Trustees Holding “With no Survivorship”

May 26, 2016

Is it needed? When you hold land in a trust, the trust is not noted on the register at the Lands Titles Office...

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Land Tax

May 26, 2016

Land held on behalf of two or more family trusts – aggregation principle On 25 February 2016 the Commissioner of State Taxation issued...

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Stamp Duty Amendments

May 26, 2016

Effect on business sales and unit transfers In our Winter Report we wrote about the Government’s announcement in the 2015/2016 budget that it...

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The World of Superannuation is Changing

May 6, 2016

The 2016 Federal Budget is set to transform the ways in which Australia uses and plans for superannuation savings. If the budget is...

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Corking of WET to Leave Small Producers Wilting on the Vine?

May 4, 2016

Though it has been accepted by Treasury that the wine equalisation tax (WET) rebate was originally introduced to support wine producers in rural...

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New Tax Issues for Real Property Transactions

March 30, 2016

On 25 February 2015 new tax legislation was passed requiring 10% of the purchase price on a property transaction with a ‘foreign resident’...

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Well Recognised! Seven of Australia’s Best Lawyers

March 2, 2016

Another ‘win’ for our clients When this year’s prestigious Best Lawyers in Australia list was released on Friday 26 February, it once again...

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Client Profile: Greenwheat Freekeh

February 15, 2016

Feeding the World Greenwheat Freekeh has used home grown technology to become the world’s biggest supplier of a genuine superfood. When mechanical and...

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