Tax & Estate Planning

December 2, 2019

Landholder duty only applies to relevant acquisitions of shares in companies or units in unit trusts that hold interests in land in NSW with a threshold value of $2 million or more. Currently the relevant land value is the...

November 22, 2019

In NSW the extra 8% stamp duty and extra 2% land tax surcharges for foreign persons, trusts and companies have been in place for a few years. These surcharges apply on top of the usual stamp duty and land...

November 20, 2019

The NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) is currently providing funding for farming families to receive retirement, succession and estate planning advice. However, the time to take advantage of this is running out, with the funding only available until 30...

June 25, 2019

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is an ATO reporting obligation which requires employers to report employee payroll information, including superannuation, to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). If you are using a software solution that offers STP reporting, such as payroll or...

January 8, 2019

When considering transfers of primary production land, it is important to structure your affairs appropriately from the outset. Specifically, where discretionary trusts own the land or carry on a business on the land, planning is essential to minimise taxation...

December 19, 2018

On 16 November, an exposure draft of the Corporations Amendment (Proprietary Company Thresholds) Regulations 2018 was released proposing to increase the thresholds that determine a large proprietary company under section 45A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Under the current...

December 18, 2018

There are many strategies that can be implemented during a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) member’s lifetime to increase certainty about what will happen to their super balance following their death. A commonly used strategy is for the member to have...

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...