Hall & Wilcox’s corporate tax team provides strategic and practical corporate tax advice to listed and privately owned corporate groups on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions, projects and restructures.
We help our corporate clients navigate complex legislation and achieve tax efficiencies. Where our clients require a combined service offering, we work closely with our corporate and commercial team to provide integrated results-driven service.
We closely follow legislative and regulatory developments and are quick to communicate how this may impact our clients.
- Advising on the tax implications associated with the acquisition of an insurance company and the potential application of the anti-avoidance provisions.
- Advising on the buy out of a major shareholder of a large private investment group, including preservation of the group’s tax losses.
- Structuring the sale of numerous businesses to permit the vendors’ access to available CGT concessions while giving the purchaser a new, clean acquisition vehicle.
- Advising on the use of selective share buy backs, as an alternative to a share sale, when retiring shareholders from corporate groups.
- Advising on the tax and trust law issues arising in establishing a syndicated arrangement supporting a finance company.
- Advising on the effectiveness of trust distributions by a large retail group.
- Advising on the roll-up of numerous financial planning businesses to a large “consolidator” of such businesses.
- Advising on the trust law implications associated with executing a gas abandonment deed.
- Advising a large multinational fund manager on the income tax issues for the fund manager and investors of investing in capital protected products.
Thinking| 26 Nov 2019
Directors need to ensure they are aware of their company’s tax decisions or risk more audits from the tax office, as Hall & Wilcox Tax Partner Peter Murray explains.
Thinking| 12 Oct 2017
There is an abundance of incentives, concessions, grants and assistance programs available to Australian businesses, particularly small businesses and startups.
Thinking| 29 Aug 2017
The government has recently introduced draft legislation (Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 1) Bill 2017 (Bill)), which proposes to amend the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to create a new framework for determining whether a business can carry forward and use tax losses and bad debts that it incurred prior to a change of control or ownership of that business.
Thinking| 24 Aug 2017
Transfer Pricing – Chevron withdraws its High Court appeal