tax

Div 165: The GST regime’s Part IVA

  Division 165 of the GST Act contains anti-avoidance provisions in respect of GST that are similar to those available for income tax purposes. The Division 165 rules are designed to deter schemes that would produce benefits by reducing GST payable, increasing refunds, or altering the timing of payment of GST or refunds, and are

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The same business test to be replaced by a “similar business” test

  The bill Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No 1) Bill 2017 will be among the first batch of legislation that the government is to consider for 2019 (Parliament resumes on February 12). UPDATE: As of February 12, this legislation has now successfully passed Parliament. The bill (click here for a copy) contains changes

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Zero CGT discount for non-resident clients? That depends

  The starting point in understanding any complex tax rules (or any complex material for that matter) is usually to understand the “rational” and/or basic “principle” behind the rules. In this case, that basic principle is to deny the CGT discount (in full or part) to a taxpayer if the CGT liability arises after 8

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What clients need to know with regard to “luxury” sets of wheels

  According to the government, a vehicle is a “luxury” if it costs more than $66,331 (for 2018-19) or $75.526 (for “fuel-efficient” cars). It was $65,094 for 2017-18, with the same fuel-efficient price level. The target to be rated fuel-efficient by the way is for the vehicle to use less than seven litres of fuel

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