Share and trust interest assets of certain businesses may lose CGT concessions

  Changes made to the CGT small business concessions through the measures contained in Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2018 represent a marked departure from the previous rules for determining if a capital gain from shares or trust interests qualified for the concessions. These changes generally accord with the aim of

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Board of Taxation FBT survey now open

  As readers may be aware, the Board of Taxation is undertaking a review of compliance costs associated with fringe benefits tax (FBT). The Board is now gathering evidence through online surveys with assistance from ORIMA Research, an independent research company. If you have received an email invitation from the ATO to complete the survey,

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Inbound tour operators and collecting, and remitting, GST

  A draft practical compliance guideline (PCG 2018/D7) deals with the requirement for “inbound tour operators” to collect and remit GST. An inbound tour operator is an Australian entity that enters into agreements with non-residents to arrange the supply of Australian tour packages (that can include accommodation and non- accommodation components). Whether GST is required

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Tax residency rules set for change

  The Board of Taxation (BoT) says it will be undertaking further consultation on what reforms are desirable for the tax residency rules for individuals. This follows previous reviews of Australia’s residency rules going back to 2016 and also 2017. It says the objective of any changes will be to ensure that any proposed new

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