ATO documents

Class Rulings 

CR 2016/34: Income tax: PayPal Holdings, Inc. - employee share schemes - separation from eBay

CR 2016/35: Income tax: eBay Inc. - employee share schemes - separation of PayPal from eBay

Product Rulings

PR 2016/6: Income tax: PPS Mutual Professionals Choice

ATO Guidelines 

LCG 2015/1: Law Companion Guidelines: purpose, nature and role in ATO's public advice and guidance 

PCG 2016/1: Practical Compliance Guidelines: purpose, nature and role in ATO's public advice and guidance

Decision Impact Statements

DIS: Batchelor v Commissioner of Taxation

DIS: Lee Group Charters Pty Ltd v. Commissioner of Taxation; Keri Lee Charters Pty Ltd v. Commissioner of Taxation 

Other news

OECD releases discussion draft on multilateral instrument for BEPS measures

On 31 May 2016, the OECD released a discussion draft on the multilateral instrument to implement tax treaty related BEPS measures for input. Comments are due by 30 June 2016.

Progress of legislation

As at 3.06.16


Intro House

Passed House

Intro Senate

Passed Senate

Date of Royal assent / Act Number


Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No 2) Bill 2016 - LAPSED



Remedial power for the Commissioner; Income tax averaging rules for farmers; luxury car tax; minor amendments correcting technical or drafting defects 

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Choice of Fund) Bill 2016 - LAPSED



Extend superannuation choice of fund to employees covered by enterprise agreements and workplace determinations made from 1 July 2016.

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Transparency Measures) Bill 2016 - LAPSED



Sets out disclosure rules for superannuation portfolio holdings and choice product dashboards

Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Incentives for Innovation) Bill 2016






Tax incentives for early stage innovation; amends early stage venture capital limited partnership (ESVCLP) and venture capital limited partnership (VCLP) regimes. 

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 






GST treatment of digital services by overseas providers; GST rules to cross-border supplies that involve non-resident entities; Farm management deposits (FMDs) 

Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Restructure Roll-over) Bill 2016 






Allows small businesses to change their entity structure without incurring a capital gains tax liability

Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) 2015






Implements the Common Reporting Standard for the automatic exchange of financial account information

Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 






New MIT System

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No 6) Bill 2015 






Amendments to the treatment of earnout arrangements and introduces a new collection mechanism.

Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) 2015






Implements a new multinational anti-avoidance law. Introduces stronger penalties for large companies that engage in tax avoidance and profit shifting. Introduces country-by-country reporting to give tax authorities greater visibility of multinationals' tax structures.

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) 2015 - LAPSED





Amends the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 to change the governance requirements for superannuation funds. 

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Bill 2015 - LAPSED





Amongst other things, reduces the tax offsets under the research and development tax incen