gst

Client looking to buy a home? They may need to withhold and remit GST

  With the end of the financial year in sight, there is one more thing your clients will need to be aware of regarding changes to the tax landscape — especially those thinking of purchasing a residential property. From 1 July this year, buyers of new residential premises (or “potential residential land”) will be required

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Can bitcoin be a personal use asset?

  A question was asked of the ATO recently, via its “ATO Community” webpage (find out more about that here) that centred on the viability of deeming bitcoin (or any cryptocurrency) as a personal use asset. The follow-up portions of the question of bitcoin as a personal use asset were as follows: Does a taxpayer

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Taxing digital products and low value goods

Taxing digital products and low value goods There have been some important developments for GST and cross-border transactions regarding taxing digital products and low value goods. Simon Dorevitch, Senior Tax Consultant at A&A Tax Legal Consulting, reviews the changes. When the GST Act and Regulations were drafted in 1999, e-commerce was in its infancy – it

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Your franchise clients and their tax

  If you have a client who asks about taking up a franchise, one of the first things to impart to them would be to point out that the federal Franchising Code of Conduct (download it here) is the primary piece of legislation covering the franchising area. It imposes strict obligations on franchisors to make

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