Tax & Estate Planning

January 8, 2019

When considering transfers of primary production land, it is important to structure your affairs appropriately from the outset. Specifically, where discretionary trusts own the land or carry on a business on the land, planning is essential to minimise taxation...

December 19, 2018

On 16 November, an exposure draft of the Corporations Amendment (Proprietary Company Thresholds) Regulations 2018 was released proposing to increase the thresholds that determine a large proprietary company under section 45A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Under the current...

December 18, 2018

There are many strategies that can be implemented during a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) member’s lifetime to increase certainty about what will happen to their super balance following their death. A commonly used strategy is for the member to have...

September 4, 2018

The taxable payments reporting system (TPRS) requires businesses to report to the ATO all payments made to contractors during an income year. This additional reporting is in the form of an annual report that is used by the ATO...

May 1, 2018

The ATO will soon be outsourcing the collection of GST on new residential property sales and home site sales to innocent purchasers in an attempt to thwart cowboy developers who do not meet their GST obligations. Parliament has recently passed...

February 15, 2018

The rules for determining which tax rate applies to company taxpayers have changed significantly over the past two years and are still undergoing change. The current rules provide that the lower tax rate of 27.5% applies to a company carrying...

February 9, 2018

From 1 January 2018 eligible small business entities are exempt from stamp duty on certain types of insurances in NSW. The exemption applies to the following types of business insurance: commercial vehicle insurance; commercial aviation insurance; occupational indemnity insurance; and product and public...

November 1, 2017

Keith and Nicole are both divorced and have children from previous marriages. Nicole’s children, Connor and Isabella, come to live with Keith and Nicole after they get married. After a near miss during a special effects mishap for his...

November 1, 2017

Careful estate planning is essential in securing the ongoing viability of primary production businesses from one generation to the next. In recognition of this, the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) is currently providing funding for farming families to receive...