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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


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


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


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


Small business CGT concessions maximum net asset value test
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 27 2012

In a recent Federal Court decision, the taxpayers being a husband and wife had sold their shares in a company and claimed the 15 year retirement exemption with respect to the capital gain each of them had made in relation to their shareholding in the company


Film tax offsets what is a documentary?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 27 2012

The income tax laws provide for tax offsets for certain Australian production expenditure incurred by a production company in making a film


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