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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


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


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


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


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


Deductibility of indemnity payment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 29 2012

The Full Court has recently held that a payment made by the taxpayer to a related company for indemnifying the taxpayer company against loss under an anterior forward exchange contract with another related company was an allowable deduction under the general deduction section


Non-portfolio dividend trust as the head company of consolidated group
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • January 20 2013

Under the tax consolidation provisions, a trust (as distinct from the trustee) which is a corporate unit trust or a public trading trust can be a


FOFA commences 1 July 2013
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 26 2013

The FOFA reforms will commence on 1 July 2013 for all financial service providers who have not already opted in. This will result in fundamental


Limitations on a general power of investment in a scheme constitution
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 26 2013

It is common to see in a constitution for a registered scheme a general power in similar terms to the following: "The responsible entity shall have


Nominations and option agreements
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 27 2013

Amendments are proposed to be made to the NSW Duties Act, 1997 to overcome the NSW Supreme Court decision in CTI Joint Venture Company Pty Ltd v