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New GST withholding rules - what developers need to know

Australia - February 20 2018 A new system of GST withholding will start from 1 July 2018. Although a purchaser will be responsible for withholding the GST, the legislation will...

Kim Teague, Neil Hawthorne, Fletch Heinemann, Marcus Ford, Murray Shume.

Hotel owner operating pokies wins the jackpot: tax deductions allowed for gaming machine entitlements

Australia - February 7 2018 A hotel owner who purchased gaming machine entitlements has successfully claimed deductions totalling $600,300. Costs for gaming machine entitlements...

Fletch Heinemann, Murray Shume.

Discretionary trusts and payroll tax - disclaimers work, but not retrospectively

Australia - August 4 2017 Discretionary trusts can produce nightmarish consequences for creating payroll tax groups. A recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal...

Fletch Heinemann, Murray Shume.

But I am not the importer - why have I received a demand to pay customs duty?

Australia - July 25 2017 The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has issued a notice warning when it will collect customs duty from entities other than importers...

Fletch Heinemann.

Employment agency contracts for payroll tax - not as wide as the legislation states

Australia - July 24 2017 State revenue authorities have been raising payroll tax assessments for subcontracting arrangements - by using the broad scope of the employment agent...

Fletch Heinemann, Murray Shume.