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Super contribution limits Due to indexation arrangements, superannuation contribution limits are set to increase from 1 July 2024. Please refer to the information below for further details. Concessional and non-concessional contribution limits The concessional contribution limit will increase from $27,500 to $30,000 from 1 July 2024. As the non-concessional contribution limit is set at four […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Victoria’s new commercial and industrial property tax

On 20 March 2024, the Victorian Government introduced the Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform Bill 2024 (Bill) into Parliament. The Bill establishes the new Commercial and Industrial Property Tax (CIPT). The introduction of the Bill follows the announcement in the Victorian Government’s 2023-2024 State Budget of its intention to progressively abolish stamp duty on […]

Fringe Benefits Tax 2024

Ali Suleyman, Elena Bogomolova and Peejade Cheng from Pitcher Partners Melbourne, present the annual Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) Update. This webinar is designed to assist you in preparing and lodging your FBT return for the year ended 31 March 2024. In this webinar, refresh your knowledge and learn more about: Fundamental principles of FBT Recent […]

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