Category: Australia

Update and Guidance on JobKeeper

April 17, 2020 | Dianne Lee

With legislation rapidly being implemented there have been a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the JobKeeper wage subsidy. On April 8 2020 the Federal Government...

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Commercial Rent Relief For COVID-19 Impacted Small Business Tenants

April 9, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

On April 7 2020 the government announced another stage of coronavirus economic support. This announcement was for commercial tenants who are affected by coronavirus. Many...

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The Jobkeeper Package: Phase Three

April 1, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

On March 30 2020 the Australian government announced further measures to deal with the coronavirus shutdowns and social isolation requirements. These measures are primarily focused...

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Tax Residency issues amid COVID19 Pandemic

March 27, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

Australian expats who have been forced back to Australia because of the COVID19 pandemic, need to understand what returning to Australia might mean for their...

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Coronavirus Safety Net: Phase Two

March 23, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

With both the global and local situation changing rapidly as the coronavirus spreads, the government has already implemented new changes to support the Australian economy...

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The coronavirus stimulus package: Phase one

March 18, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

On 12 March 2020 the government announced the first phase of an economic stimulus package in response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

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Claiming foreign tax credits on capital gains made from overseas investments

March 3, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

Burton’s case [Burton v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCAFC 141] has set an interesting precedent for claiming foreign tax credits on capital gains made from...

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Family Trusts

February 20, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

On 17 February 2020 the Australian Financial Review ran an article titled ‘Fresh scrutiny of trust payouts to beneficiaries’.  For clients who may have seen...

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Non-Residents Can No Longer Claim The CGT Main Residence Exemption

January 28, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

On December 5th 2019 the contentious law denying non-residents the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) main residence exemption was passed. This means that the update we...

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Update on CGT Main Residence Exemption for expats

November 12, 2019 | Matthew Marcarian

Update: Since publication of this post the Bill has passed and is now law. The law passed is the Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on...

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