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Thinking| 22 Oct 2019
The Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty has been reintroduced to Parliament, but is it everything we were promised? This article considers the eligibility requirements for the Amnesty and the subsequent proposed changes to the penalties regime. We also discuss our concerns around the scope of the Amnesty and the potentially quite harsh changes to the penalty regime that are slated to take effect after the Amnesty ends.
Thinking| 11 Sep 2019
This week in Talking Tax we look at the availability of the Foreign Income Tax Offset for capital gains that are excluded from the taxpayer’s assessable income by the 50% CGT discount. We also consider a case dealing with the confidentiality provisions contained in Division 355 of the Tax Administration Act 1953 (Cth) and a Federal Court decision concerning the availability of Input Tax Credits and decreasing luxury car tax adjustments.
Thinking| 22 May 2019
Decision in Paule & Ors v FCT appealed The taxpayers in Paule & Ors v FCT  FCA 394 have appealed to the Full Federal Court. In this case, Justice Thawley in the Federal Court held that a capital gain made on the disposal of shares acquired through a sequence of roll-overs was not a […]
Thinking| 22 Mar 2019
Home care service provider found to be a non-profit organisation despite commercial dealings with related entities In KinCare Community Services Limited v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue  NSWSC 182, the Supreme Court of NSW (Court) allowed the taxpayer’s application, finding that KinCare Community Services Limited (KinCare) was a ‘non-profit organisation’ during the relevant period […]
Thinking| 27 Feb 2019
Changes to deductions for non-compliant payments to workers From 1 July 2019, businesses will lose their deductions for payments to employees if no pay as you go (PAYG) withholding amount is withheld and reported to the ATO. However, deductions won’t be denied for mistakenly reporting or withholding the wrong amounts, provided that businesses correct their […]