The draft legislation introducing significant Victorian property tax changes was amended within the last week to introduce further changes. The draft legislation passed both houses of the Victorian Parliament on 30 November 2023 and is now awaiting Royal Assent. The State Taxation Acts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2023, as first made public on 5 … Continued
In response to an increased global focus on corporate transparency and exchange of information, effective 1 January of 2024 US businesses are now required to provide beneficial ownership information (BOI) to the US treasury department, via the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
In recent months, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has significantly intensified its efforts in debt recovery. Consequently, an increasing number of small businesses owners are now being issued Directors Penalty Notices (DPNs) and are forced to contemplate the possibility of seeking insolvency guidance.
In this article, we explain the key duty and land tax changes proposed in the NSW budget which are set out in the Treasury and Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill (‘the Bill’) and discuss what taxpayers can do to prepare for the changes.
FBT principles comes back into focus for a number of organisations with mobile employees travelling on Fly-in-Fly-Out (FIFO) arrangements. Business related travel expenses remain a topic of focus for the ATO. Whilst the John Holland case and recently released Tax Ruling 2021/1 made significant progress in providing guidelines on when the “otherwise deductible” rule can apply for business-related travel expenses, the recent judgement in the Bechtel case demonstrates that the devil is really in the detail.
Legislation has been introduced into Parliament that significantly rewrites Australia’s thin capitalisation rules with effect from 1 July 2023, with no grandfathering or transitional relief.
In June 2023, legislation containing new thin capitalisation rules from 1 July 2023 was introduced into Parliament. Broadly, thin capitalisation applies to entities part of multinational groups that incur debt deductions (e.g. interest) of more than $2 million for an income year (on a group basis).
Last month, legislation was introduced to Parliament that significantly rewrites Australia’s thin capitalisation rules with effect from 1 July 2023, with no grandfathering or transitional rules. The new regime will replace the current asset-based test with an earnings based test that limits net debt deductions to 30% of tax EBITDA.
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.
In good news for SA businesses, and despite the Budget falling into deficit, the State Government has again met its pre-election promise to not introduce any new taxes or increase existing taxes.