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Stamp duty novation or assignment cancelled contract
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 27 2012

The NSW Duties Act provides that where an agreement for the sale or transfer of dutiable property is cancelled, the agreement is not liable to duty if the Chief Commissioner is satisfied of certain matters


Trust income streaming
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 14 2011

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has in a recent decision rejected the Commissioner’s view as to the application of the High Court decision in Bamford


Small business CGT relief - maximum net asset test - liabilities related to an asset
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 2 2013

Once again the complexity of the small business CGT concessions has been revealed in a recent Full Federal Court decision and shows the importance in


Sham loans taxpayer wins appeal
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 2 2013

In a recent case, the Full Court had to consider whether or not a finding by the AAT that international funds transfers made as between the taxpayer


Fiduciary duties of financial advisors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

Although it is hard to understand how this view could have arisen, there was a view amongst some members of the financial planning industry that financial planners did not owe fiduciary duties to their clients


Litigation funding scheme is not a financial product
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

The NSW Court of Appeal by a majority had previously held that a funding agreement in relation to a litigation funding arrangement was a financial product


Deemed dividends - whether “distributable surplus” for an income year includes the income tax for that income year even if not due and owing
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 26 2010

Division 7A of the 1936 Tax Act contains specific anti-avoidance provisions that may result in a deemed dividend such as loans and other benefits provided by a private company to a shareholder or associates of a shareholder of that private company


No transfer of continuing partnership interest by retiring partner
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 27 2013

The Full Court has dismissed an appeal by a taxpayer against a decision at first instance that a deed transferring a retiring partner's interest in a


Foreign exchange losses
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 27 2013

The Commissioner of Taxation has lost an appeal against a decision at first instance that 20 News Corp group companies were entitled to deductions


GST on cancelled supplies
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 27 2011

In a recent case the Federal Full Bench had to consider whether or not GST was still applicable where a customer bought an airline ticket but subsequently cancels the booking, or does not turn up for the flight, and does not receive a refund either because, under the terms of the contract, no refund was available or, although it was available, it was simply not claimed