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Housing affordability measures

Tax Wrap 202: We chat with Simon Dorevich of A&A Tax Legal Consulting about three measures that seek to address housing affordability; the annual vacancy fee for foreign owners, the absentee owner surcharge, and the vacant residential land tax.

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The mood in the room (hot issues arising from tax discussion groups)

Tax Wrap 201: Tax Wrap’s special guest is tax lawyer Josh Goldsmith, who hosts many of TSA’s tax discussion groups. Josh talks about the topics and issues that are generating a lot of interest from tax practitioners.

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Extracting more from “entertainment”

As a tax concept, “entertainment” can be relevant not only to fringe benefits tax (FBT), but also to income tax and even goods and services tax (GST). For a business, whether a business expense is “entertainment” will generally also determine whether the cost is deductible.

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A deeper interpretation of the ATO’s black economy measures

Tax Wrap 200: Steve Burnham speaks with Bill Mavropoulos, partner at specialist advice and services firm VT Advisory, about whether we’re in tin foil hat territory or not (regarding DPNs including GST, cash transaction limits, and e-invoicing)

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Payroll tax grouping rules, Compliance focus, offshoring and integrity

Tax Wrap 199: Tax Wrap talks to former TSA tax technical operative David Ebdon, who went back to the coalface, about recent and current concerns that have emerged with clients, and in the wider tax practitioner community, this tax time.

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A chat with Assistant Commissioner SMSFs, Dana Fleming

Tax Wrap 198: Steve Burnham speaks with the ATO’s Assistant Commissioner for the SMSF Segment, Dana Fleming, about the top issues facing the sector right now, and the challenges facing both trustees and the SMSF regulator in the foreseeable future.

 

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Double tax agreements, Strata titles and CGT, SBE concessions

Tax Wrap 197: Tax & Super Australia’s Tax Counsel John Jeffreys speaks about double tax agreements, the affect on capital gains outcomes from strata titling, and the helpful rollover concession of the small business CGT concessions.

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Through the hoops: Key legislative changes to keep in mind for Tax Time

Tax Wrap 196: Steve Burnham runs over the key changes, new measures and legislative tweaks the ATO is keen that practitioners should try to keep in mind when dealing with their clients’ tax returns for Tax Time 2019.

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Notable Questions & Answers from the member helpline

Tax Wrap 195: Answers to members helpline calls, including written down value deductions for rental capital works, residence 6 year absence rule for CGT, forgiven debt and carry forward losses on investment property, the tax rate on trust distributions.

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