Company distributions: hidden tax stings await the uninitiated

The importance of seeking tax advice on company distributions.

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Why your initial choice of entity is so important

As your initial choice of entity has long-term consequences, it’s important to give it careful consideration. By JIM MAIN

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Foreign trusts and duty – it’s just not cricket

Careful attention required with foreign trusts and duty. By AMANDA TULLY

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Advising on the purchase of land? Beware the sting of GST withholding

Beware the sting of GST withholding when advising the purchase of land. By JIM MAIN

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Buying or selling: beware the sting of GST

Presume the sale of a new house to be subject to GST unless established otherwise. Always think GST when buying or selling. By JIM MAIN.

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Succession planning: why communication between lawyers & accountants is crucial

Succession law and planning is complex. With state and Federal revenue laws often in conflict, lawyers and accountants need to work together.  By JIM MAIN.

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Regulators’ investigatory powers and the Harman obligation not to disclose

A recent High Court decision clarifies the Commissioner of Taxation’s power to require the production of documents, and the later use of those items. By…

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Taxation: the tricky business of amending trust deeds

Amending a trust deed is a tricky business. Tax must always be taken into account, and NSW duty must also be considered. By JIM MAIN.

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Strangely foreign: recent NSW duty and land tax surcharges

Determining whether a landowner is a ‘foreign person’ can be complicated, State duty and surcharge outcomes can be surprising. By KEN LORD.

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Death by crocodile: not necessarily tax-free

Death is not necessarily tax-free. Always consult with clients’ accountants and financial planners when making their will. By JIM MAIN.

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