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Federal and Victorian State budgets 2024-25: Melbourne livestream

Pitcher Partners Melbourne brought together a panel of experts for an extensive budget briefing.  The panel included ANZ Senior Economist Catherine Birch and Tax Advisory partners Stuart Dall, Daniel Burt and Irina Tan. Together they discuss the implications of the Federal and Victorian State budget on individuals and middle market businesses. A budget focused on […]

Expansion of Vacant Residential Land Tax to all Victoria – act now

If you own a vacant residential property in Victoria, you could have a Vacant Residential Land Tax (VRLT) liability in respect of that property from next year onwards.  The VRLT is an annual tax imposed on residential property which is deemed to be ‘vacant’. The tax applies in addition to standard land tax and is […]

IRS releases proposed foreign trust regulations

On May 7, 2024, the US Treasury and IRS release proposed regulations for the taxation and reporting of foreign trusts. These extensive regulations, spanning over 150 pages, are particularly relevant for the US citizens in Australia and Australians residing in the US.  US foreign trust regime As a result of some taxpayers using foreign trusts […]

Interview: No tax relief for businesses in State Budget

Middle market businesses were denied much needed tax relief in the State Budget handed down by Treasurer Tim Pallas on the afternoon of 7 May. Craig Whatman from Pitcher Partners Melbourne spoke to Ross and Russel on 3AW Breakfast about the budget’s winners and losers, as well as need for the government to re-incentivise private […]

Pitcher Perspective

Even though we’re accountants and advisors, it’s important to us that you see beyond the numbers. We’re endlessly curious about finding better opportunities and creating better outcomes for your business or private wealth and we recognise that an important piece of the puzzle is providing you with the information to help you make the right […]

Landmark climate reporting legislation now in Parliament

On Thursday 27 March 2024 landmark climate reporting legislation was introduced into the House of Representatives in Schedule 4 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Market Infrastructure and Other Measures) Bill 2024 (Cth). The requirements in the Bill are essentially the same as that reported in our recent article on the draft legislation, except for […]

Helping your super work harder – the flipside of tax reform

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, next financial year (FY2024-25), all 13.6 million Australian individual taxpayers will receive a tax cut under Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living Tax Cuts) Bill 2024. Workers employed under the pay as you go (PAYG) payroll scheme will see an increase in their take-home pay (after withholding tax) from […]

Are you neglecting cashflow over sales and profit?

Has your business been focussing on sales and profitability at the expense of cashflow? It is something we’ve seen businesses doing over the past couple of years. Without positive cashflow your business can go broke. In a previous Pitcher Partner’s Newcastle insight article, Sam Bacigalupo provided tips on preparing a cash flow budget as part of […]

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