Tax & Estate Planning

September 4, 2018

The taxable payments reporting system (TPRS) requires businesses to report to the ATO all payments made to contractors during an income year. This additional reporting is in the form of an annual report that is used by the ATO...

May 1, 2018

The ATO will soon be outsourcing the collection of GST on new residential property sales and home site sales to innocent purchasers in an attempt to thwart cowboy developers who do not meet their GST obligations. Parliament has recently passed...

February 15, 2018

The rules for determining which tax rate applies to company taxpayers have changed significantly over the past two years and are still undergoing change. The current rules provide that the lower tax rate of 27.5% applies to a company carrying...

February 9, 2018

From 1 January 2018 eligible small business entities are exempt from stamp duty on certain types of insurances in NSW. The exemption applies to the following types of business insurance: commercial vehicle insurance; commercial aviation insurance; occupational indemnity insurance; and product and public...

November 1, 2017

Keith and Nicole are both divorced and have children from previous marriages. Nicole’s children, Connor and Isabella, come to live with Keith and Nicole after they get married. After a near miss during a special effects mishap for his...

November 1, 2017

Careful estate planning is essential in securing the ongoing viability of primary production businesses from one generation to the next. In recognition of this, the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) is currently providing funding for farming families to receive...

May 4, 2017

On 4 April 2017, legislation was passed to broaden the application of the exemption for transfers of farm land. The two key changes result in the exemption applying to transfers of primary production land in the following scenarios: 1. Where...

November 11, 2016

On 9 November 2016, the Government introduced legislation to implement its 2016-17 Budget superannuation reforms. The package of superannuation bills has been referred to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee for report by 14 February 2017. One of the bills...

September 30, 2016

The new Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding (FRCGW) regime commenced on 1 July 2016 and imposes withholding obligations on purchasers of certain assets which are classified as Taxable Australian Property (TAP). TAP includes direct interests in land, leases and...