Category: Australia

Changes to Foreign Surcharge: Discretionary Trusts with property in NSW or VIC

March 22, 2021 | Daniel Wilkie

Discretionary trusts provide flexibility in relation to revenue and capital distributions. This is one of the reasons they are a common choice for families. However,...

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Employee Share Schemes: Overview of Tax Concessions and Considerations

January 29, 2021 | Matthew Marcarian

Employee Share Schemes (ESS) involve an employer giving employees a benefit through the provision of shares in the company that the employee is working for....

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Why Living Abroad For Six Months Doesn’t Automatically Mean You’re No Longer An Australian Tax Resident

January 19, 2021 | Daniel Wilkie

When it comes to tax residency, the six month rule is quite simple to understand: live in a country for at least six months, or...

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What To Consider When Trading In Cryptocurrency

November 13, 2020 | Daniel Benmayor

This year has seen the ATO crack down on individuals who have been trading in cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. This is a reminder for those...

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Federal Budget Changes

October 12, 2020 | Dianne Lee

This Federal Budget has been shadowed by the economic uncertainty and unusual difficulties faced under the coronavirus. This means there has been a general expectation...

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Residency in a Global Pandemic: Advising the Returning Australian

September 8, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

Our principal, Matthew Marcarian, was recently published in Australia’s leading tax journal, Taxation in Australia (run by the Tax Institute), with his article titled “Residency...

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JobKeeper Update

September 3, 2020 | Dianne Lee

The government has announced an extension to JobKeeper beyond the initial 28 September conclusion. This extension means it is available to all eligible businesses (including...

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Key tax differences between a Permanent Resident and Temporary Resident

August 20, 2020 | Dianne Lee

The rules around tax residency are largely different to the rules around social security, visa residency, as well as citizenship. Australian Tax Resident In Australia,...

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Technology and Pandemic Create Tax Issues for Foreign Employees and Foreign Companies

July 16, 2020 | Dianne Lee

Advancing technology is rapidly bringing possibilities to the workforce that once seemed to be nothing but science fiction. AI (artificial intelligence), virtual reality, data communications,...

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OECD Guidance on Potential Tax Consequences of COVID-19 Work and Travel Restrictions Keeping Australians Overseas

May 14, 2020 | Dianne Lee

For many businesses, investors, and travellers, international travel is a regular, or important part of life. When 2020 started there were only very vague whispers...

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