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Karen Frenkiel

Karen is a Senior Manager in the People & Change strategy team that sits within the Corporate Finance division of Pitcher Partners Melbourne. Karen has worked in a variety of HR roles for significant Australian organisations, gaining in-depth experience across a broad range of HR focus areas. This experience includes, but is not limited to, … Continued

Significant Victorian property tax changes – land tax, Windfall Gains Tax and various other changes

The Victorian Treasurer unexpectedly announced further significant changes for Victorian property taxes on 3 October 2023, after already introducing significant changes in May 2023 when the Victorian State Budget for 2023-24 was handed down. In this article, we explain what the changes are, what the changes could mean for you, and what you may need to do in light of the changes, many of which are proposed to start in just over 2 months.

An Airbnb tax is not the answer to the rental crisis

A promised housing package from the Victorian Government could see a range of changes to short stay accommodation . A debated ‘Airbnb tax’ is just one, imposing levies and yearly caps on short stay property use . Reducing some land taxes and other fees could encourage landowners to make vacant dwellings available for longer term rent.

Lirize Loots

Lirize is a Client Director in our Tax Advisory division with over 15 years of experience. She has experience working as a transfer pricing specialist, where she worked closely and collaboratively with the client teams across various areas of the business, to help clients proactively manage their transfer pricing risk and reporting obligations. Lirize joined … Continued

Labour costs may not be deductible for tax purposes

The ATO recently finalised its guidance (Taxation Ruling TR 2023/2) on when it considers labour costs incurred specifically for constructing and creating capital assets to be capital in nature and therefore not deductible under section 8-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Paul Taylor

Paul specialises in providing personal and business wealth protection through life and disability insurance advice for professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners. With over 10 years in the insurance industry, together with his previous experience across a range of industries, Paul has built a strong knowledge of the diverse insurance requirements and personalised solutions required for … Continued

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