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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


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


Employee share trust taxation of payments
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 27 2012

In a recent decision the Federal Court, the Court had to consider whether or not some or all of a payment made by an employer of the taxpayer to a trust of which the taxpayer was a beneficiary was required to be included in the taxpayer’s assessable income


Limited partnership USA double tax agreement
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, USA
  • May 24 2013

In broad terms, non-residents are required to include in the calculation of their net capital gains, any capital gains or capital losses made with


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


Model litigant rules
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

The Australian Taxation Office is subject to Model Litigant Policy under Legal Services Directions made by the Attorney-General. In a recent case a


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


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