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More on the Small Business Rollover

Yes I am way too excited about this… But the Commissioner has produced his first two bits of guidance on using this rollover. In the first he looks at the consequences of using the rollover. This is all pretty simple stuff (cost base transfer…) but the final example has the trick in it… Example 6 – […]

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Small Business Restructure Rollover and Stamp Duties

I have discussed this rollover before so if you have no idea what I am talking about have a look at these links first. The rollover is very broad, applying to CGT assets, revenue assets, trading stock and depreciable assets. But it does not cover all the taxes that may be rolled over under these […]

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Income Tax Legislation Tax Policy

Property transactions and clearance certificates

The Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No 6) Bill 2015 is now law (just awaiting Royal Assent). I don’t like it at all… But we now need to understand that from 1 July 2016 a purchaser of certain CGT assets, being asset valued at $2 million or more that are taxable Australian real property or […]

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The Small Business Restructure Rollover is now before the Parliament!

Its almost law!!!! Under this Bill, from 1 July 2016, small businesses can roll-over “active assets” that are CGT assets, trading stock, revenue assets and depreciating assets as part of a genuine restructure of a small business from one entity to another. In Summary, here is how it works: Subdivision 328-G creates an optional roll-over […]

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Income Tax Legislation Planning Stuff Tax Policy

Innovation Tax Changes

Why does “innovation” have anything to do with tax changes? In the Government’s Innovation Statement most of the expenditure is making tax changes. Tax is a revenue raising device… Not a method to change people’s actions. When you use tax policy to do anything other than raise revenue you get bad policy. But here are […]

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GST Legislation

GST for non-residents made easy

It has been out for a while, but there is some draft law that proposes big changes to GST. The first part of the draft Tax Laws Amendment (GST treatment of Cross-Border Transactions) Bill is exactly as we expected… The government will impose GST on offshore intangible supplies to Australian consumers from 1 July 2017. […]

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Legislation Tax Policy

What are we waiting for…

Each December I try to wrap up the year with the tax promises that have not quite made it into law. While the list has VERY, VERY SLOWLY, getting shorter, there are still a number of measures that are yet to get in to the tax laws. And remember, after the last election, this Government […]

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Income Tax Legislation Planning Idea Planning Stuff

Newish Tax Concession For Farmers

The Government has released draft legislation that makes certain tax concessions available to farmers even better than they currently are. In the draft legislation, the Government proposes to make the following changes to the Farm Managed Deposit scheme (and a reminder for those city slickers, the FMD scheme allows farmers to claim a tax deduction […]

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Budget Income Tax Legislation Planning Idea Planning Stuff

Wow! I mean wow!!! Like wow!!!

In the May budget the government promised a new rollover for small businesses that allowed them to change their structure without (federal) tax effects. The Treasury has released a draft of this rollover and it is amazing. Listen to this… You can roll small business assets into a new structure if ultimate economic ownership of the […]

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Legislation Rulings

Earnouts – the wait is over

A long, long time ago in a Tax Office far, far away… After waiting 6 and a half years the Treasury has finally drafted some legislation to fix up how capital gains tax concessions apply to earnouts. But just a quick reminder on the history of this issue… In October 2007 the then Commissioner of […]