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Foreign investors to pay more land tax and stamp duty

Foreign investors to pay more land tax and stamp duty

Recent announcements of 2017/18 state budgets in New South Wales and Queensland have changed the landscape for foreign investors of residential real estate.

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Sunday 2nd July 2017    


Small Business Disaster Relief Government Loans

Small Business Disaster Relief Government Loans

As Australia takes stock after Ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie both the Queensland & New South Wales governments have published details of their small business support packages.

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Monday 3rd April 2017    


ATO attempts to squash the Hilux & Co

ATO attempts to squash the Hilux & Co

The ATO confirmed in a recent Private Binding Ruling that any consistent private use of SUVs or utility vehicles is a residual fringe benefit.

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Tuesday 28th March 2017    


Cash business ATO crackdown

Cash business ATO crackdown

Businesses operating in the cash economy will get increased scrutiny in the coming months. The ATO has been sending officers to visit businesses in all capital cities in industries notorious for not declaring all income in tax returns and BASs.

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Friday 17th March 2017    


Victorian Vacant Residential Property Tax

Victorian Vacant Residential Property Tax

From 1 January 2018 any residential properties that are left vacant for more than six month in inner city and middle areas of Melbourne will incur the new Victorian Vacant Residential Tax.

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Tuesday 14th March 2017    


What is Audit Shield and how does it work?

What is Audit Shield and how does it work?

Audit Shield is a group insurance policy held by GMD Chartered Accountants that protects our clients from professional service costs incurred by the ATOs increased audit activities.

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Wednesday 1st February 2017    


Why developers should consider a Joint Venture structure

Why developers should consider a Joint Venture structure

Property developers, whether large or small, need to carefully consider the legal and tax consequences of the structure in which they undertake their developments. Its imperative in the due diligence process that expert advice be attained to ensure reduced costs particularly those associated with Stamp Duty, GST and Capital Gains Tax.

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Monday 16th January 2017    


Proposed changes to 'Backpacker' tax

Proposed changes to 'Backpacker' tax

The Australian Government has published proposed changes to the Working Holiday Maker Program. Generally, this program allows young adults (aged 18 to 30) from eligible partner countries to work in Australia while having an extended holiday.

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Wednesday 4th January 2017     Backpacker Tax

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