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Best Lawyers Australia: Celebrating Excellence

April 19, 2021

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers is proud to share with you that ten of our lawyers have been listed in the 2022 edition of...

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Onus of Proof in Tax Disputes

December 17, 2020

For taxpayers engaged in matters with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) where facts are in dispute, the ATO will point out that the...

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No Thanks! Effective Disclaimer of a Trust Entitlement

December 17, 2020

Attempts to disclaim an entitlement to trust, income or capital have arisen in various contexts for various reasons. The contexts often include receipt...

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Best Lawyers Recognises Nine of DW Fox Tuckers Finest

April 22, 2020

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers is delighted to announce that nine of the firm’s senior lawyers have been recognised across 17 different areas of...

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On the Hook: Directors in the Tax Firing Line

April 10, 2020

The personal responsibilities of company directors are getting more and more stringent with new laws proposed to extend directors’ penalty notice regimes to...

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Residence Issues for Trust Estates With Foreign Corporate Trustees

April 10, 2020

The notional taxpayer described in Australian law as a ‘trust estate’ is required to calculate its net income as if it was a...

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Draft Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019

September 17, 2019

On 10 September 2019 the South Australian Government released the draft Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019 for public consultation. A copy of...

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Land Tax Reform for Trusts

August 23, 2019

In light of the considerable interest shown in our recent article on this subject, we look further into some of the implications of...

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Aggregation of Land Held on Trust for Land Tax Purposes

August 13, 2019

On 18 June 2019, as part of the SA Budget, the Treasurer, Rob Lucas MLC, announced that the South Australian Government would introduce...

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DW Fox Tucker’s “Best Lawyer” Awards List Grows, New Additions & Another “Lawyer of the Year”

April 2, 2019

The 12th annual “Best Lawyer Awards” have been announced by the Australian Financial Review, and DW Fox Tucker is delighted to confirm 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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DW Fox Tucker Talent Rises to Receive “Best Lawyers” Awards

April 13, 2018

Once again the “Best Lawyers” awards has recognised DW Fox Tucker’s pool of outstanding legal talent. As the oldest and one of the...

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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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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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DW Fox Tucker’s Finest Bring Home “Best Lawyer” Awards… Again!

April 18, 2017

Another year, another esteemed “Best Lawyers” awards from the Australian Financial Review, which recognises outstanding talent, achievement and service across the whole spectrum...

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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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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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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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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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Good News for SME business

February 5, 2016

Today, precisely three months from the release of the original Exposure Draft the Government has introduced a Bill to effect the small business...

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Amending Trust Deeds

October 23, 2015

The capital gains consequences of the exercise of a power of amendment of a Trust Deed were a subject of concern for advisors...

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Submission to Treasury’s “Wine Equalisation Tax Rebate” Discussion Paper August 2015

September 14, 2015

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

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Tax on Earnouts

May 31, 2015

New draft law means new issues for sales of businesses Anyone who ever bought a business knows a vendor always wants more than...

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National recognition for DW Fox Tucker lawyers

April 10, 2015

Five DW Fox Tucker lawyers recognised among Australia’s best One additionally voted top of his Adelaide class We’re delighted to announce that five...

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Land Tax: The Commissioner’s Views on Trust Beneficiaries

March 19, 2015

Land tax is imposed at progressive rates on the aggregate taxable value of the taxable real property owned by a taxpayer. Where land...

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Staff Profile: John Tucker

March 19, 2015

There are essentially three ways someone can discover a passion for their work. Some are undoubtedly born with it. Others stumble into it...

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Alert: Welcome Tax Breaks for Start-ups on Employee Shares

October 17, 2014

On Tuesday 14 October 2014 the Australian Government confirmed it would introduce a number of key reforms as part of its “National Industry...

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ATO Publishes its Cues for Compliance Action

September 3, 2014

On 2 September the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released a new guide entitled “Assessing the Risk: allocation of profits within professional firms”. The...

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Shake up to South Australian Legal Market

September 1, 2014

Leading South Australian law firms Fox Tucker and Donaldson Walsh will soon be joining forces to form a new firm with a clear...

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Taxpayer Alert: Property Development

July 31, 2014

On 28 July the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released a Taxpayer Alert looking at property development. The ATO are focussing on developments which...

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