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Strong performance for SA points to need to sustain inbound interest

After a slow post-pandemic recovery, South Australia has surged to be Australia’s best performing State, writes Andrew Beitz, but capitalising on that position will mean investment and an injection of skills. Fifteen years is a long time to wait, but in January South Australia finally made it — for the first time securing the top spot […]

Commercial and Industrial Property Tax

Our transaction taxes experts, Craig Whatman and Irina Tan from Pitcher Partners Melbourne recently hosted an event to unpack the impact of this new tax on property owners. Watch the recording to understand: An overview of the CIPT and the proposed changes How it is intended to operate What this means for existing owners and […]

Benjamin Scannell

Professional background With an impressive 17-year tenure at the firm, Benjamin has expertly advised clients across a broad range of industries. His speciality lies within the property and construction industry, and he has an impressive 15 year track record supporting large property development groups, in particular with respect to large scale broad acre developments and […]

Victorian State Budget 2024-25: Analysis

Middle market businesses denied much needed tax relief in State Budget   Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas handed down the State Budget 2024-25, his 10th budget, on the afternoon of 7 May.   With an increased deficit of $2.2bn now projected for the 2024-25 financial year, and the state’s net debt expected to blow out to almost $188bn […]

Development – adversarial by nature or choice?

I have a background as a litigation lawyer. I can honestly say that the bulk of the legal profession were courteous and supportive compared to the inherent conflict I have experienced at almost every level of the property, development and construction industry. This is even more incongruous when I factor the symbiotic nature of the […]

Victoria needs to be the place businesses want to invest

Key points: Victoria is the only state where new business starts have declined from 2021 levels Government policies, labour market shortages and supply chain dynamics significant factors affecting productivity Removal of stamp duty exemptions, Foreign Buyers Duty and increase in payroll tax contributing to an unfavourable business climate Victoria risks losing even more business investment […]

Build-to-rent tax concessions

In April 2024, Treasury released for comment exposure draft legislation (see here) seeking to introduce income tax concessions for Build-to-rent property developments to give effect to a Federal Budget announcement made on 9 May 2023. The proposed concessions consist of a capital works deduction rate of 4% per year and a reduced withholding tax rate […]

Elena Bogomolova

Elena is a Client Director in the Tax Consulting division of Pitcher Partners Melbourne. She has been advising in relation to employment taxes in a broad range of compliance and advisory matters. Prior to joining Pitcher Partners in 2015, Elena worked at a Big Four accounting firm obtaining extensive experience in the Employment Taxes and […]

Marius van der Merwe

Marius serves as the Executive Director within the Business Advisory and Assurance team at Pitcher Partners Perth. With over 20 years of experience as a chartered accountant in a professional practice environment, Marius brings extensive expertise across a full spectrum of business advisory services to his clients. His qualifications and experience provide clients with the […]

Ellen Fimmano

Ellen is a Client Director in our Tax Advisory group with over 12 years of experience in providing taxation advisory and compliance services to privately-owned, listed and multinational businesses. Ellen has broad experience in advising businesses on a variety of commercial and taxation matters in relation to structuring, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, global expansion and […]

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